New team blaze a trail in A-grade

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Newly formed Men's A Grade team Blazers with Craig Hart, Tom Powell, Zac Pearson and Jeffrey Fitzpatrick.
Camera IconNewly formed Men's A Grade team Blazers with Craig Hart, Tom Powell, Zac Pearson and Jeffrey Fitzpatrick. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Newcomers Blazers will be out to prove they belong in the Albany Basketball Association A-grade competition when they start their season next Tuesday night.

Captain Zac Pearson believes his side can make finals.

“We expect to be very competitive this year — no reason we can't make finals,” he said.

Blazers will be aiming to improve throughout the season.

“Our main focus is to go out and have fun and play as a unit and the wins will come,” Pearson said.

“The more fun we have, the more chemistry we will build.”

Newly formed Men's A Grade team Blazers with Craig Hart, Tom Powell and Zac Pearson watch on as Jeffrey Fitzpatrick goes to the basket.
Camera IconNewly formed Men's A Grade team Blazers with Craig Hart, Tom Powell and Zac Pearson watch on as Jeffrey Fitzpatrick goes to the basket. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

He said team chemistry would be key to their finals aspirations.

“Our team goal is to make finals and push for a championship, all while enjoying our basketball as much as we can, also building a good mateship as a team to help build on our chemistry,” he said.

Thomas Powell will be a key player for the Blazers but he has not played A-grade for a few years, while Jeff Fitzpatrick, Red Rogers and Pearson have all made the move from The Farm Athletics.

They start their campaign against Ambassadors on Tuesday.

Blazers squad: Raymond Antiporta, Jeffery Fitzpatrick, Craig Hart, Ross Holland, Stuart Myers, Zac Pearson, Vincent Perrich, Thomas Powell, Red Rogers

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