Queens Park Football Club gunning for three-peat

The 2017 Queens Park Football Club premiers.
The 2017 Queens Park Football Club premiers.

THE Queens Park Football Club will be aiming for a three-peat when the 2018 Metro Football League season kicks off next weekend.

In 2013 the club welcomed senior players to its ranks for the first time, after operating as a junior club for more than 50 years.

Club president Ross White said it wasn’t long before the seniors started tasting success, taking out back-to-back premierships in 2016 and 2017.

“In our inaugural year our senior club had 25 members, several who developed into very good footballers and we were able to win the reserves grand final,” he said.

“Over the four years since we’ve built up our player numbers and quality of players to have multiple successes.

“So much so that we had 60 members in 2017 and won the league grand final, which created back to back premierships with our win in 2016.

He said they would fight hard to be the team to beat yet again and were welcoming new players to their ranks.

“We are now deep into the 2018 pre-season and are hoping to replicate the success of the previous two years,” he said.

“We train and play at Queens Park Reserve, training is every Wednesday and Friday night from 5.30-7.00pm.

“Our reserves team plays at 12.00pm on a Sunday, followed by our league team at 2.30pm.

“If you live in the area, are aged over 18, and would like to play AFL football, why not come down and join the mighty Queens Park Bulldogs.”

Queens Park kicks off their premiership defence in a grand final replay against Safety Bay at Stan Twight Reserve, Rockingham on April 8.

Kick off is at 2.30pm.