SHINING BRIGHT: The Chinchilla Suns had a magnificent victory over the Toowoomba Tigers last weekend. The home game produced a win of 106 to 82, Chinchilla's first for the season.
SHINING BRIGHT: The Chinchilla Suns had a magnificent victory over the Toowoomba Tigers last weekend. The home game produced a win of 106 to 82, Chinchilla's first for the season. Chinchilla Suns

The Suns time to shine

AFL: The Chinchilla Suns AFC is off to a terrific start this season with a strong victory over Toowoomba Tigers at their first game last weekend.

Suns president Troy Wischnat said despite the dreary weather the home game energy was palpable with the crowd's cheers urging the Chinchilla team to finish on a high.

"The Tigers are a team we haven't recorded a win against before so this was a fantastic start to the season for the Suns,” Wischnat said.

The first round of the year produced a 106 to 82 point victory for the Suns, who have managed to turn a corner after last season's lacklustre performance. The local stand outs included Liam Lambert, Dan Gawn and Oscar I'anson but Wischnat was adamant there wasn't a single player on the field who wasn't pulling their weight.

"It was excellent to see everyone playing their part and supporting each other, every single player contributed to the weekend's win,” he said.

"This is going to have to be the way we attack each game from here on out.

"We've really changed the mentality of the club this year, we are much more social and have a lot of new players and we help each other out on off and on the field.

"It's something we want to be known for in the local community.

"The local memberships are something we've never offered before, this in turn encourages people who are getting involved to support local business, thanks to our sponsors who have come on board.”

The Suns' next game will be taking place this Saturday against the South Toowoomba Bombers in Toowoomba at 2.30pm.

"They have always been a really competitive, well established side, so this will be a tough test for the guys,” Wischnat said.

With their new-found team mentality the sky is the limit for the Suns this season.

For more picture's from the weekend's victory checkout the photo gallery bellow:


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