CLIMB THE LADDER: Sunbury took the first step on its march back up the Wide Bay Premier League and WBL2 ladders at a player's meeting last night.
CLIMB THE LADDER: Sunbury took the first step on its march back up the Wide Bay Premier League and WBL2 ladders at a player's meeting last night. Matthew McInerney

Sunbury takes first steps towards successful 2019

FOOTBALL: Sunbury has taken the first steps towards what the proud club hopes is a push for the 2019 Wide Bay Premier League finals.

To the outside, the Maryborough Cricket Club meeting was just that: a meeting. A chance for players to catch up ahead of the pre-season. But for the Blues, it was the first step in a major journey to the top of the WBPL.

Sunbury president Michael Taylor told the Chronicle the meeting, open to players who intend to play in either the premier league or Wide Bay League 2, was to put the club's future in the hands of the men who will don the famous blue strip.

It is representative of the future Sunbury will take with its senior sides.

It is understood Andrew Howlett has expressed his interest in coaching the premier league team again. He took the team to the finals in 2017 before a disappointing sixth-placed finish this season, though the club has not yet made a decision.

The Blues have the talent to challenge champions Bingera and powerhouses Doon Villa, Across The Waves, and Brothers Aston Villa. They have unmatched firepower in golden boot winner Anthony Mollee, while the combination of seasoned guns like Jayden Zampech, Tyson Bedford and the club's promising juniors, like Connor Sawtell Ryley Sauer, make Sunbury one of the most exciting teams in the league.

The side just has to rediscover the winning feeling, and Taylor said last night's meeting was to do just that.

The club's AGM is on Sunday, November 25, at Maryborough Cricket Club from 10.30am.



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