Bay Power's Damon Oakley.
Bay Power's Damon Oakley. Matthew McInerney

Bay Power's out to build a successful AFL season

AN INJECTION of new blood has Bay Power coach Michael Gay eager to see how his new-look team performs this season.

The first round of the new Queensland Football Association Wide Bay/Sunshine Coast season was washed out, though the extra week off has made players and coaches more excited to play.

The Power will host Maroochydore Roos at Keith Dunne Oval tomorrow in what will be their first official game of the new season.

Gay said he didn't know what to expect.

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"I've got no idea," he said. "It's our first game of the year and I think it'll be their third division side so we're really not sure what they'll bring."

Newcomer Josh Wheeler will captain the side, with Damon Oakley and Matt Saunders awarded joint vice captaincy.

"We picked up quite a few players, I think we've got about eight or nine new players," Gay said.

"We lost our entire midfield. Guys have either retired, move on to uni or moved up to a new job - the usual Hervey Bay stuff."

Hervey Bay Bombers will travel to Gympie while Brothers Bulldogs host Pomona. Waves have the bye. First bounce is at 3pm.



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