Saints take on the Bulls at Stenlake Park
ROUND two of the Capricornia Aussie Rules competition will kick off around the region today, with the match of the round set to see reigning premiers BITS Saints take on the Glenmore Bulls at Stenlake Park.
After finishing second on the ladder last season but unfortunately being knocked out of the premiership race in the finals, Glenmore is back with a vengence in 2013 and ready to take on an impressive Saints side.
Despite losing several players from their 2012 grand final team, the Saints looked fast and fit when they took to the park against the Gladstone Muddies last week with a lineup of good recruits.
New player and coach Damien Lyon, originally from Noble Park in Melbourne, has come to the club via a long and winding road, one of the most winding routes imaginable.
After his junior days it was a berth in the under-18 Australian International Rules Team to play Ireland, then Collingwood reserves, Frankston Dolphins (VFL), Broadbeach in the Queensland State League, then a trip to play with The West London Wildcats in London, Palm Beach Lions and now the mighty BITS Saints.
Lyon has a new full forward in Aaron Fabian from Sandgate in AFL Queensland at his disposal who, after last Saturday booting five goals, already has tongues wagging and predictions of the leading goal kicker award in the bag.
Glenmore's new coach Greg Russell must have been heartened by his team's effort against Brothers last Saturday.
The contrast between the two clubs was the fact that Glenmore's A-grade team is made up to a very large extent of players who have all come up through the junior ranks such as star player Luke Saunders, Brandon Chadwick, Corey Redsell and Brad Maxwell.
All those younger players will be be a bit older and a bit stronger this season. The future is looking good for the Bulls.