Trial run for team Revolution working on form

Junior player AJ Toffley in action for Diggers. Junior development is now well underway.
Junior player AJ Toffley in action for Diggers. Junior development is now well underway. Craig Warhurst

WIDE Bay Revolution will prepare for its first Australian Premier League season with trial games at Gympie's One Mile Oval.

The pre-season games will be a taste of what the Revolution will offer to Gympie once it begins the 2013 season, when the team will play home games at One Mile Oval against clubs travelling from the south.

Club spokesman Andrew Catton said the Revolution had prepared two home games in Gympie to help teams work on some pre-season form before the beginning of the season on March 9.

The under-14, U16, U18 and U20 Revolution sides will take on a Caloundra representative club, lead by former Gympie Fire coach Richard Hudson, who has stuck with the Sunshine Coast since the introduction of the APL at the end of last year.

The teams will meet at One Mile on February 3.

All age groups from the Revolution will again travel to One Mile on February 23 for pre-season matches against Brisbane City.

Gympie has supplied 23% of players to the Revolution, spread across boys' U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18 and U20 teams and girls' U13, U14 and U18 teams.

The Fraser Coast has contributed 47% of players in the club and Bundaberg players count for 30%.

While team training is set to be held primarily in Maryborough, home games will be split between Gympie and northern grounds, depending on where the competition is travelling from.

All Wide Bay teams, excluding boys U18 and U20 teams will attend their first training session at Eskdale Park in Maryborough tonight from 5.30-8pm.

The club has advised that busses will not be running for the day so players must arrange their own transport.

Gympie Times