Guy aims high for 07 season
GUY Williams knows it's going to be hard to top his 2006 achievements but is determined to take his game to a higher level this season.
Williams, 22, will lead the Central Comets into the new season in the club's opening trial match in Blackwater this weekend.
Comets coach Steve Anderson last night announced his 20-man squad for Saturday night's clash against a Central Highlands representative side.
Anderson said the trial was all about fine-tuning combinations ahead of the Queensland Wizard Cup 2007 season kick-off in March.
After representing Rockhampton and the Capras in 2006, Williams toured New Zealand with the Queensland Rangers before finishing last season in Comets colours.
The talented playmaker also guided the CQU Norths Chargers to the CQ Extended League A-grade premiership and on his way collected the Ollie Howden Medal for Rockhampton's best and fairest player.
Reflecting on his "Darren Lockyer-like" efforts from last season at Rockhampton's Browne Park yesterday, Williams said he had set himself even loftier goals with the Comets for the season ahead.
"I want to have a big year this year, play consistent every week for the Comets and prove myself at this level," Williams said.
"I really enjoyed my year last year. I got back to enjoying my footy and it was more about having fun."
Williams, who has spent time with NRL clubs Parramatta and St George Illawarra, still has unfinished business at the elite level and is confident a big season with the Comets will get the attention of feeder-club North Queensland.
"I want to crack first-grade next year, if not this year, if a chance comes up," said Williams, who is in the best shape of his career thanks to a gruelling pre-season in the gym.
While Williams can't wait to get on the field this weekend, he is also excited to be playing his first game alongside little brother, Brent, 17, who will make his Comets debut.
The Comets' first trial game at home is against NRL champions the Broncos on February 10.