Cap Coast launch unbeaten run
CENTRAL Queensland's football players have hit the field for another year and one young player already impressing is Cap Coast's Ben Parker.
A member of the Capricorn Cougars squad last season, Parker was unstoppable for Cap Coast ? the team that set the early pace in the annual Frenchville Six-A-Side carnival at Rockhampton's Ryan Park last night.
Parker, along with Dan Spyve, set up an early unbeaten run. Cap Coast opened their campaign with a 2-0 win over Nerimbera Black followed by a 2-0 victory against Berserker Gold.
Many teams in the Capricornia League often rate the young and fast Cap Coast team as an ongoing threat and Berserker coach Brad Smith sees more potential danger this season.
"Cap Coast are a good looking team,'' Smith said.
"They're sharp and are moving the ball around well.''
This weekend is about testing the early fitness levels and watching promising young talent.
Smith has pooled some of his top talent in the Berserker Green team, a line-up which includes Dylan Walters.
Walters has done his time in the junior ranks and entered senior football in second division last season ? he is ready to make the next step.
Another player Smith is closely watching is Ben Cummins, returning to the club after work commitments in recent years.
In the women's division defending champions Nerimbera Magpies opened with a 5-0 win over Parkana.
This year's carnival has attracted 32 teams, 20 men and 12 women's teams, from Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone, Mackay and Emerald.
Play continues today with the first games at 8.30am and the last games kicking off at 9.10pm.
The men's final is at 2.20pm tomorrow after the women's final at 1.40pm.