High hopes for Capalaba Bulldogs

NEW KITS: Justin McMullen and Stephanie Latham show off the new kits to Capalaba Bulldogs players on Friday.

NEW KITS: Justin McMullen and Stephanie Latham show off the new kits to Capalaba Bulldogs players on Friday.

THE expectations have been set high for the Capalaba Bulldogs this season as they enter their second season of playing in the Women’s National Premier League and Football Queensland Premier League.

Announcing their new kits and officially launching their 2019 season on Friday, Bulldogs president Jason Ganter said the club was building well from last season.

“Last season was a baptism of fire for the club,” Ganter said.

“This year we are a lot stronger, especially from a committee point of view.

“Moving forward, we have a very clear vision in mind.”

During the off-season Capalaba recruited Matt Chandler from Sunshine Coast Wanderers as their new football director.

Chandler has brought in a wealth of experience and set high goals for the club.

“We want both our male and female clubs to be in the NPL,” Chandler said.

“Our goal (for the men) is to be promoted this season, if not, next season.

“We want to raise the bar without losing the essence or identity of the club.”

PRESENTATION: The Women's National Premier League and Football Queensland Premier League squads show the blue home kits and yellow away kits.

PRESENTATION: The Women's National Premier League and Football Queensland Premier League squads show the blue home kits and yellow away kits.

The new kits were a change from previous years with the home kit in blue with yellow trim and the away kits now yellow with blue trim.

The kit drew a positive reaction and Chandler saw their presentation as the next step for the club.

“It’s a new beginning, we are not losing our identity, we are making it stronger,” Chandler said.

“They’re both very bold colours and look incredibly sharp.

“The response tonight has been very good.”

The NPLW season starts this weekend as the Capalaba women play against last year winners Brisbane Roar QAS at John Fredericks Park on Saturday at 7pm.