Suns reach exciting new heights
AUSSIE RULES: It's confirmed! The Chinchilla Suns will be playing finals footy for the first time in their short history.
University, which emerged as the Suns' main threat, was thumped by South Burnett last Saturday, locking up a top four position for the Chinchilla club.
But the Suns are now eyeing off third spot on the ladder, and a win over Lockyer Valley at the Chinchilla Showgrounds this weekend would grant them a home knockout final on August 22.
Club president and founding member Jay Paget said the Suns had come a long way since their first season in 2013, which saw them win just the one game.
"The club has grown more than expected, but I always knew the potential was there," he said.
Paget said consistent hard work, combined with increased junior and senior participation, had paved the way for success.
"The senior side has really started to gel and we've made increased efforts to become involved in the community," he said.
"All these things add up."
After a weekend off, the Suns were put through their paces at training this week.
"We'll be stepping it up a gear as we push forward towards finals. Fitness is going to be crucial," he said.
Consistency in games has been an issue for the Suns this year and the players will be out for a full, four-quarter effort this Saturday.
The Suns enjoyed a big win over the Demons when they last met in July.
Paget urged the community to turn out and support the Suns on Saturday.
"The more supporters that turn up the better," he said.
The Junior Suns play from 9.30am on Saturday, and the seniors' match starts at 1.30pm.