Hill?s a class act on the field
FRENCHVILLE defender Chris Hill has been studying the opposition in the pre-season football competition and realises how tough this year's Capricornia League could be.
The second year teaching student at Central Queensland University might only be 19, but he hopes he has cemented a starting position in the first division team after impressing in both club and representative football last season.
Hill made his mark, and grew in confidence, when given an opportunity with the Capricorn Cougars (Central Queensland's State Cup team).
"That was definitely a lot better skill level, quicker and more physical,'' Hill said.
Hill will need all that knowledge to keep Frenchville at the top of the ladder in what is expected to be one of the toughest competitions in recent years.
"Nerimbera, Berserker and Southside are all looking pretty good and Bluebirds will also have a good team this season,'' Hill said.
This is one player who has welcomed all the pre-season games, contested over seven rounds.
"It's always good to get in some game practice and good to have a bit of fun at the start of the season,'' Hill said.
"We haven't been clicking well this season ? maybe we've been taking a couple of games too easy.''
Round 1 (tomorrow night) ? Cap Coast v Southside (Apex Park), Frenchville v Bluebirds (Ryan Park), CQU Berserker v Parkana (Elizabeth Park), Nerimbera v Clinton (Pilbeam Park). Bye ? Central.