Meet our mighty Wolves before grand final
FOOTBALL: Warwick will be aiming for its first senior premiership in a decade when the Wolves play St Alban's in conference grade at 9am Sunday at Clive Berghofer Stadium, in Toowoomba.
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Coach Bernie Lopez moved from Bethania, in Logan City, to Clifton two years ago and has coached most seasons from 1977 to the current year.
He helped Peter Darton with the colts in the second half of 2018.
"The key is to play with the same determination we have shown all season,” Lopez said.
"We have finalised our tactics and had a small get- together on Friday night.”
Minor premiers Willowburn went down 6-3 in the preliminary final in a shock result to St Alban's on Sunday.
"I went to the game and St Alban's shocked me with different tactics than they used all season,” he said.
"They overwhelmed Willowburn.
"I always try to watch the games of other teams in the finals so I am bit more prepared now for St Alban's.
"We aren't going to change a great deal but want to take control of the game early.”
During the season, the Wolves blooded five players still in the juniors.
"I was impressed with them all in the game against Goondiwindi,” he said.
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Wolves team profiles
Rob Davey: Experienced playmaker who will captain the side from centre midfield. Won senior premiership with the Wolves and four association player of the year awards.
Ben O'Dea: Solid defender who uses his speed to move up into attack when needed. Came through the junior ranks in Warwick. Colts premiership winner in Stanthorpe.
Sam McLennan: Crafty footballer who is a strong forward and excellent with short range shots at goal. Premiership winner for Wolves in Stanthorpe.
James Bygroves: New player with plenty of speed who will play as an attacking midfielder and combines well with Matt Carey.
Devon Cooper: Rated by the coach as the hardest working player this season. Midfielder who stops most opposition attacks and turns the play into attack.
Michael Kielly: Right fullback who is true to his position and does his job well. Good at kicking the ball long distances and follows instructions perfectly.
Cameron Davey: Returned in the past month from a knee injury and his experience off the bench has boosted the team. Reads the game well and is Wolves president.
Jesse Harris: Left back or left winger. Good at free kicks, corners and plays his position well. Scored eight goals for the season, some from free kicks.
Matt Carey: Due to his No7, he gets the nickname Ronaldo. Fastest player in the team and was the leading scorer in the competition. Best this season was seven goals in one game.
Trust Khaulani: Goalie who played in Rockhampton before moving to Warwick. Does an excellent job even if occasionally he moves a long way out.
Josh Shelley: Warwick grand final winner in Toowoomba colts footy. He is a rookie and follows instructions well and predominately plays mid left.
Nick Spence: One of the most improved this season. Second in goal scoring to Carey. When he is firing, he is unstoppable in conference grade.
Peter Darton: The veteran of the team at 58 and has scored a few goals this season. Comes off the bench in the midfield or up front.
Jack Grambauer: Joined the team halfway through the season and plays in midfield. Usually plays on the right and works well with Carey.
Nick Lockley: Holds the back together for the Wolves. The Warwick coach hasn't seen anyone beat Lockley in a one- on-one this season. Heads corners well.
Rory O'Brien: First played in America and has played in Mt Isa, Charters Towers and Warwick in Queensland. Can move to any position and adjust quickly.
German Hernandez: Right midfielder who moved from Argentina to Australia and in his first season in Warwick. Plays right midfield.
Juniors: Jacob Walters, Ariel Walsh, Noah Dwan, Tristan Shorten and Tyson Spies are five from junior premiers who debuted in senior football in 2019.