THE Bomaderry Tigers will open their 2018 AFL South Coast campaign on Saturday, when they host the Wollongong Bulldogs at Artie Smith Oval.
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After just missing out on the finals in 2017, the Glenn Keys coached Tigers are ready to return finals football this season.
“Saturday is a great opportunity for us to make a statement against one of the top teams in the competition,” Keys said.
“With the way the competition is now structured, with the top six format, it’s crucial we produce strong performances week in, week out – especially on our home turf.”
Keys knows Saturday’s task won’t be straight forward, against the 2015 premiers but a gruelling pre-season has the black and gold prepared for a big season on the field.
“I’m expecting a form reversal from us this weekend,” Key said.
“Especially in the way we approach the game – which has been a big emphasis at training.
“We’ve tweaked our stoppages and structures, to enhance our free-flowing style of play – I’m excited to see how it plays out on Saturday.”
Saturday will also mark the first official game for the Bomaderry Tigers women’s side, captain/coached by Kristie Lee Dickson, when they battle the Bulldogs.
The day at Artie Smith Oval tips-off at 10.30am, when the Tigers’ reserve grade side take on the Bulldogs, before the women at 12.30pm and first grade at 2.10pm.
In other round one first grade action, the Nowra/Albatross Vikings will host Port Kembla at West Street Oval, the Wollongong Lions will open their premierships defence against Figtree at North Dalton Park and last year’s runners-up Kiama are on the road at Hollymount Park against Northern Districts – with Shellharbour City having the bye.
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