Premier men aiming for success

By Kirra Livingstone

FORMER BeeGees captain James Beckmann will once again captain the premier men’s team this season, with the team’s shared goal to make it into the top 4 and even snag the title win.

Beckmann says some fresh faces have joined the squad and the team is confident they will perform well as a collective.

“As a team, our goals are to finish in the top 4 and looking to win the title again, it’s been a few years since we have won…” he said.

“We always hear about the golden era of the BeeGees, and we want to create our own modern success, so everyone is working hard to recreate that, and I think that’s a big goal for everyone.

“Everything has been positive so far; we are all just willing and keen to get out there and have a good go this year… the team’s goals match everyone’s personal goals.”

Although the 23-year-old says he’s still young, he is excited to lead the premier men’s team to the finals this season and hopes he can inspire the team through his role.

“I get seen as an older player but I’m still their age, so I can relate to the younger generation compared to some of the older boys in our team,” he said.

“So, when everyone else is a bit rough, I give the boys a shoulder to talk to.”

James is passionate to rebuild the club’s family presence too, through playing premier games earlier in the day to attract more families and players to stick around after the juniors play, to watch their matches.