Wait over for Whitsunday FC

THE long wait for Whitsunday FC's first home game of the season will finally come to an end this weekend with all three teams taking on Wanderers FC at the Whitsunday Sports Park this Saturday.

Despite it being the fifth round of the year, wet weather has cost WFC the majority of their matches this year and Saturday's match against Wanderers will be only their second fixture of the year.

With three cancellations and a bye already this year everyone involved in the club is desperate to get out on the pitch this Saturday and Premier League Coach Anthony Nobilia has noticed a distinct lift in the intensity at training this week.

"We have been having some great trainings sessions over the last couple of weeks. The effort has really lifted and everyone is looking forward to getting out on the pitch for our first home game of the season," Nobilia said.

"There has been lots of work on our fitness and technical skills and we can't wait to finally play after such a long break."

Nobilia is hoping his team can take care of a dangerous Wanderers team on Saturday as the club plays its first of three consecutive home games.

"It will be a great way to re-start our season with a win over the weekend. I'd love to be able to record my first win as the senior coach and if we can win this Saturday it will put us in good stead for our next two home games."

Wanderers will be keen to crash the party at the Sports Park on Saturday night and head into the game full of confidence after recording an astounding 7-0 result in their last outing in the Mackay Premier League.

Whitsunday FC will take on Wanderers FC across all three grades with the women's game kicking off at 3pm, men's Division 1 at 5pm and the Premier men's game at 7pm.


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