New signing Jack Harman is back at ACE and “very, very keen” to get started on the 2023 season.
The winger – who can also play 10 – was at Mitchelton, Samford and Caboolture, but has returned to where he played juniors.
“I had an up-and-down last season (at Caboolture in FQPL1),” the 23-year-old said.
“(ACE President) Tony Dooley’s a family friend. I bumped into him and had a chat about what’s happening here.
“I thought it sounded good. I want to improve and have a better year than last season. I’ve not got any targets, just to play consistently.”
ACE coach Steve Glockner is equally “happy to have Jack as part of the team”.
“It’s always good to have a talented and quick left-footed winger,” he said.
“Jack brings good balance to the forward line, he will have big boots to fill but I’m looking forward to watching him develop in that role.
“He scored five goals last year and I’m expecting many more for ACE next year.”
Those goals will be needed as ACE make their debut in the FQPL1 (Queensland’s second tier) next season.
“It will be extremely competitive,” said Jack, who knows keeper Harry Royley from their time together in ACE juniors.
“A few good results can drive you up the table. A few bad results can send you down This year will arguably be tighter than last year.
“Every week is going to matter. I think it’s about consistency and getting results. “You can play really well but if you’re not winning or getting results … it’s tough.
“Winning is best way forward.”