Gympie’s Joel Bond attacks a Sunshine Coast player in competition. Bond has organised training for players wanting to get fit ahead of trials in December for the Gympie Fire Under 19 team.
Gympie’s Joel Bond attacks a Sunshine Coast player in competition. Bond has organised training for players wanting to get fit ahead of trials in December for the Gympie Fire Under 19 team. Contributed

Gympie Fire squad begin training

WHAT started off as a vague idea is fast becoming a reality for Football Gympie as the club prepares to form a Gympie Under 19 Fire side to contest the Queensland State Youth League in 2011.

A coach is yet to be named for the team but selection trials to pick a squad will take place in December.

Football Gympie secretary Pam Tindall said the club encouraged all players wanting to be considered for the team to start their preparations now.

“The selection trials will not be held until December but Football Gympie is holding fitness training for the players who may be interested to keep fit before the trials begin,” she said.

Joel Bond has stepped forward to organise fitness training sessions, with the next scheduled for Thursday week on Field 2 at the One Mile Ovals.

Bond said the fitness sessions would be about playing matches and getting into shape.

“We’re in the off-season at the moment so I thought we should get all the boys together and get as many touches on the ball as we can,” he said.

“It’s important to stay fit and maintain skills so everyone has their best possible shot at selection during trials in December.”

Another benefit of the fitness sessions is the group bonding that will take place.

“Everyone will know each other by the end of it so come the trials, we can just focus on playing our best,” Bond said.

The Gympie Under 19 Fire side is a significant milestone for Football Gympie.

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