Other than the FFA Cup game earlier in the month, we’re at home game tonight for the first time in a month.
A football competition is generally played with alternate home and away games. The season so far has been a bit like a roulette wheel in terms of being able to prepare and settle in to any sort of pattern.
Being at home is a big incentive for us to show our home fans and supporters what we can do. We’re up against the league leaders in Moreton Bay Jets who are playing very good and entertaining football, and who have quality right around the park.
I tell the boys it doesn’t matter who we’re playing or where or when – if we do the simple things well, keep our structure, maintain consistency for 90 minutes and have that will to win, we can beat anyone on the day.
We’re also looking forward to playing at our temporary home for most of the rest of the season at Brolga Park. We’ve been training there in recent weeks and I’m very happy with the quality of the pitch.
This weekend we’re also turning pink!
If you see me in a pink polo shirt, you’ll be pleased to know it’s not a permanent state (it’s just not my colour!) but for a very good cause.
From the U-12 team through to the NPL team, the club will be decked out in pink playing shirts as part of a fundraising effort, in conjunction with Wingate Properties, to aid the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I’m proud to say each of the players paid $50 for their shirt, with $20 from each sale being donated to NBCF for their vital work in breast cancer research.
If you can join us tonight at 7pm, be prepared to put your hand in your pocket to help our fundraising.
Ian Ferguson is Director of Coaching of Northern Fury FC and Head Coach of the NPL team. He has previously coached Perth Glory and the former NQ Fury in the A-League. His playing career spanned 18 years, mostly with Rangers in the Scottish Premier League. He was capped nine times for Scotland.