CQFC Energy coach Ray Wood's weekly column.
CQFC Energy coach Ray Wood's weekly column. Allan Reinikka

Hard work being put in will see improved results on the park

WE HAVE had a great week again at training and each week more locally based players are joining us.

The boys' fitness levels are rising session by session and we are getting closer to full match fitness and pulling more improved performances off the park.

It has not been easy for all the players involved this season at CQFC and I would like to say a big thank you to all who have been part of the squad this season, whether they've been involved right from the start or if they joined later in the season.

They have all been through so much in their first season as a squad.

We will all start to see some light towards the end of the season - just keep on believing.

As with anything in life you only get what you put into it.

The current group I have is working hard at the moment and it will be a matter of sooner rather than later that we will start to see much more improved results on the park.

Once we achieve this, confidence will grow throughout the club and across the whole community.

Once we have confidence in all we do on and off the park we will start to see great things happening wherever CQFC is involved.

We have another big game on Saturday night against Moreton Bay Jets in Brisbane and then we have three games of the season remaining, all of which are at Rugby Park.

I am very excited at the prospect of our three last games being at home. The reason for this was due to the amazing turnout we had at the last game against FNQ Heat.

I am sure with more invaluable support from the local community and family members of CQFC you can help push the boys over the line.

I am starting to put plans into place for next season for our new Junior Academy that will be getting set up at CQFC. Through this we will be starting to produce the next stars of the Socceroos and Matildas.

This, as with anything, requires lots of hard work and many years of training and only through this ethos will we create the next batch of national players.

I am excited that in the next five to 10 years we can all sit back and be proud to see Rockhampton boys and girls playing in the highest arena of football.

Again, this will only work with the community's great support of which I have no doubt we will get because there is one thing I have noticed since my arrival in Rockhampton, that everyone really does pull together as one big family.

With this characteristic embedded locally it will help us create Central Queensland into a hot bed of football talent.

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