Adam Wright ready to lead Brahmans
LAST year's Whitsunday Brahmans coach Adam Wright will lead the senior rugby league team again this year after news that potential coach Cameron McPherson being unable to take the role.
McPherson had an operation prior to the new year meaning he was unable to take up the position.
Former coach and player Paul Maxwell said player numbers for 2012 were looking strong.
He feels that as a coach Wright will be able to do a much better job with the numbers provided.
"This season Adam will have a 'team' to coach," Maxwell said.
"Last year was a struggle at times with players but this year with the depth that we have in the seniors and our new under 18s side it will be easier to form a stronger side.
"We were happy to make the semis last year but we really want to establish ourselves as a definite top three team in the league."
The first grade side has picked up strong recruits in Carl Telford, Dean Connell and New Zealand import Alberto Aoefe for this year's competition.
With the draw for the 2012 season expected by the end of the week and training starting last Tuesday, Wright is eager to prepare the boys for what he expects to be an exciting season.
"Our main goal for the season will be to make the finals but most importantly not to get too ahead of ourselves and take each game by its merits, work week by week, but it should be a really good season," Wright said.
The Brahmans are looking forward to fielding their first under 18s side in four years this year.
Coached by Jack Bourke, a first grade front rower, the side will include a number of players who will be stepping up from last year's under 16s team that made the grand-final last year. Training has already started for the season and is held at Les Stagg Oval on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm until further notice.