With the ASN GCPL and Coast League One seasons set to return this weekend, we spoke to all the coaches on how they have prepared for the resumption and much more! We continue by speaking to the CL1 Head Coaches of Tweed United and Mudgeeraba, Mark Boelen and Stuart Scrivens
Tweed United- Mark Boelen
The Marlins will be looking to push for a spot back in the Premier League this season when football resumes this weekend. With some major injuries earlier in the year looking in good stead to return, Head Coach Mark Boelen thinks his side are prepared to mount a charge towards the top two spots.
“Overall the break was hard but the positives of having some players return is fantastic. We kept together throughout the break through social media and we were always in touch of all the lads to ensure that we kept the team spirit at a high,” said Boelen.
Boelen was pleased at the dedication his side showed throughout the break and the quality of players he has in his squad.
“The boys were doing their own work at home and keeping their fitness levels high throughout the break. Since we’ve been back, it’s been good to work with the whole squad and building us up from the core of the club,” said Boelen.
With the squad the Marlins have, Boelen said he was confident they can achieve their goal of promotion if they play the way that they know they can.
“Promotion is the goal for us but we know there is no room for error. Every point is crucial in the shortened season so we know we have to start well and keep the momentum rolling heading into the crucial back end stages of the season.”
The Marlins resume their campaign against Bond University.
Mudgeeraba- Stuart Scrivens
The Young Wallabies will be looking to get back on the park and get the ball moving after a tough break to the 2020 season.
With some experienced players opting not to play in the shortened season, Head Coach Stuart Scrivens said it has been difficult to keep on top of all the new protocols and changes.
“It’s great to be back but again with the restrictions still in place for certain things it has been difficult. The boys have indicated they have done work on their own but again we can only take them on their word,” said Scrivens.
With a different approach to keep fit through HIIT training and the distribution of club weights to the players, Scrivens said that his side will be looking to just build upon what set out to do at the beginning of the year.
“We know we are rebuilding and with the young squad we have tough times will face us. We want to keep developing and growing as a squad even though our experience may not be there compared to the other teams. If we can make the top four it would be a massive bonus for us,” said Scrivens.
The Wallabies resume their campaign next weekend against Runaway Bay.