Wolves in hunt for title
MITCH Siebenhausen travels from Brisbane each weekend to play in his home town and wants to make his final season of colts football a premiership year.
At 8pm today, Warwick Wolves play West Wanderers in the colts grand final at Clive Berghofer Stadium in Toowoomba.
Siebenhausen played his first season in the Warwick Wolves colts in 2008 and shared premiership success under coach Gary Dargan.
In 2009, the team made the grand final under the coaching of Jon Pearson and Peter Siebenhausen.
Last season, a new-look team was fifth and this year the side has already won the President's Cup under coach Peter Osborn.
Siebenhausen has captained the side for two of his four seasons but this year Matt Carey is the leader.
He admits it is difficult playing after not training with the team most weeks, due to his physical education studies at the Queensland Institute of Technology.
As well as colts games each Friday night, he has played reserves for Warwick on a Sunday and sometimes backed up in first division.
On Wednesday night, Siebenhausen made it to training at Queens Park; all 14 available players were at the last session of the season.
He is undecided about next year but is thinking about aiming to play reserves for the Brisbane Strikers, where former Warwick State High School student Mark Ferdinand is also playing.
A centre back and centre midfielder, Siebenhausen said the Wolves had a lot of quality individuals in the team.
"Matt Carey is back from the Raiders and Nick Kemp is a great team man," he said.
"This is one of the best teams I have played in."
Alex Beattie is in his first season of football with the Wolves and it definitely won't be his last.
While he comes from a rugby league background, his father Mal is a Warwick Cowboys premiership-winning player, Beattie really enjoys the round-ball game.
"I like the travel and have got to know a lot of people," he said.
Beattie has scored three goals this season but acknowledges as the left back that is not his main role in the team.
As for the side's chances in the final, Siebenhausen reckons Warwick's opposition, West Wanderers, are under more pressure. "They are the minor premiers and playing at home," he said.
"Their only loss this season is to us in the President's Cup final.
"I hope we have a lot of Warwick support in Toowoomba at the grand final on Friday."