Jared Moran, the Players’ Player of the Year, has re-signed and will soon start preparing for ACE’s new FQPL challenge.
ACE coach Steve Glockner said he was “very happy” to have last season’s Players’ Player of the Year back for 2022.
“The team knows his value,” Steve said, “he’s one of the real quiet achievers. He just plays so well very game.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing him in ACE colours again next season.”
The highly-rated full-back reckons “next season will be tougher than the Brisbane Premier League” last season, which ACE won undefeated and 16 points clear.
“Even the teams we played recently in the BPL will have changed and will be harder,” Jared, 24, said.
“I have no doubt Surfers Paradise will be right up there and other teams from this year’s competition will also have an eye on the top.”
The FQPL third tier of Queensland’s new structure will comprise:
Souths, Holland Park Hawks, Wynnum Wolves – down from FQPL1
Grange, Taringa, North Star, Magic United, Samford Rangers, Virginia United, Coomera Colts – from last season
ACE – promoted as Brisbane Premier League champions
Surfers Paradise – Gold Coast Premiers who beat Nambour and Bayside in promotion play-offs
“I’m looking forward to coming back and I hope we can keep much of the squad,” said Jared, who was in last season’s BPL Team of the Year and won the Canale Cup.
“This is a good club with a lot of good people – like Steve (coach Steve Glockner), Alex (assistant Alex McMillan) and Tony (President Tony Dooley).
“Last season was absolutely my (career) best. I sent a message in the team group thanking everyone for Players’ Player Award.
“I was sorry I couldn’t get there, but after going undefeated last season, I hope we can have another good season, this time in the FQPL.”
This will be Jared’s third season at ACE. He arrived two years ago from Rockhampton as a box-to-box midfielder hoping to play at a higher level. Coach Steve Glockner gave him a chance … in defence.