Glass to foster talent at home

WATTLES president Barry Glass wants to concentrate on fostering local talent as his club prepares for the 2012 season.

"We have a number of young players from reserve grade who will be ready for A grade this season," Glass said.

One of the new signings for Wattles is former Darling Downs schoolboys player Jeremy Jerome who has played juniors for Eastern Suburbs and under-18 football for Warwick.

"Looking at the way Jeremy is training, I reckon he will play A grade," Glass said.

Shane Corbould and Cameron Hamblin are neighbours at Cambooya and are joint fitness trainers for the club along with South West official Glen Brown.

Glass said the first Wattles games for the season would be against Souths on March 17 at Platz Oval.

"We will play Souths in three games. I expect one of the biggest crowds of the season for the Barrett Shield against Warwick at Platz Oval on March 24," Glass said.

The McMillan brothers, Glen and Russell, are joint coaches of A grade with Robbie McIntosh reserve grade coach and Wally McIntosh in charge of the under-18 side.



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