Future is bright for Fassifern Bombers
FASSIFERN Bombers may have lost the A Grade grand final to Goodna but coach Daniel Roos and experienced veterans insist the club has a bright future.
"There are players this year who have progressed through the club and really made their mark,” Roos said.
"We have young guys in the 19s and reserve grade who will have a future in A grade, and they have had quality people to learn off this year. It has been a really good year. Unfortunately there has to be a team that loses and we are that team.”
Retiring captain David Fa'alogo said this year was a stepping stone for Fassifern.
"They are going to go higher and higher. The only way is up,” he said.
Fullback Scott Ireland said the club had good systems in place and was now able to attract more locals.
"There was a time there where it was a necessity to import players,” he said.
"We weren't trying to buy a comp. It was a matter of survival for us. There is a good crop of players here and we are fortunate we have some Ipswich lads who have enjoyed the trek down to play for us.
"The likes of Zachary Stanfield and Jacob Lindsey have been unbelievable for us and you can base your A grade side around players like that.”
Ireland said it was a night where the Bombers were just outplayed.
"To Goodna's credit they were in our face and they are such a big side.
"They played to their strength and they made less errors, and that's footy.
"I don't know if the scoreline reflected how tough it was. We have some blokes in our side that punch above their weight, like Kali (Nauqe). There will be some sore Goodna players.”