Season Preview: West Belconnen Warriors

After showing glimpses of their potential in 2018, the West Belconnen Warriors will be aiming to produce those moments on a consistent basis.

Adam Peters returns to coach the Warriors and has recruited Brent Crisp and Bobby Roberts in the halves while adding a mix of youth and experience to the forward pack. Jack Elliott and Ben Sione make the move across Belconnen and add size and power to West Belconnen’s pack.

Having made the preliminary final last year, Peters will be hoping to repeat his previous feats at the Warriors and lead them to another premiership.


Key Player – Brent Crisp

The 2012 & 2017 Les McIntyre Medal winner returns to his junior club and will look to steer the side around the park alongside the returning Bobby Roberts.

Crisp has been a consistent performer in the competition during his time with the Scholars and Kangaroos and causes issues for any opposition with his towering kicks.

His addition to the side will also allow Ryan McQueen to play fullback for the Warriors which should see his best attributes come to the fore.


The rookie – John Veloudos

“He ticks all the boxes and can cover all the positions in the outside backs. He has a few things to work on defensively but he has a great attitude in training.” – Adam Peters


Gains and Losses:

Gains: Brent Crisp (Queanbeyan Kangaroos), Naseri Naseri, Matt Scott (Mounties U20’s), Robert Roberts (Young Cherrypickers), Logan Reis (Belconnen United Sharks), Ritchie Mariota, John Veloudos (Queanbeyan Kangaroos), Ben Sione (Belconnen United Sharks), Kyle Danilczak (Yass Magpies), Andrew McDonald (Belconnen United Sharks), Jack Elliott (Belconnen United Sharks)

Losses: Mitch Shaw, Tevita Aroha-Tuinauvai