Michael Mogliotti confirmed as Yenda Blueheelers coach

Ahead of the start of 2018 Group 20 season, there will be no change at the top for Yenda with Michael Mogliotti remaining as the first-grade coach.

Willie Lolohea will join Mogliotti as an assistant while Tevita Mahe will take over the reins as coach of the reserve grade. 

Long-serving Yenda Blueheelers secretary, Sam Panarello said he was confident of the side’s ability to make a push into the finals this season after narrowly missing out last year.

“We were very competitive last season and it was only the last game that got away from us a bit,” he said.

“We would like to think that we would be able to make the push into finals and they all play to see the final few weeks of the season.”

The Blueheelers were apart of the four-way fight for the fifth position heading into the final round only to be pipped at the post by Leeton who beat them 50-18 in the final round. 

Panarello said they are confident they have rectified an area of concern from last year and that was having a quality halves combination.

“I think we have addressed the problem and will now have a decent combination in the middle of the field which is really the key to success,” he said.

“It’s not always easy to attract footballers to come out this way. Despite how good Griffith and the surrounding area is when it comes to football salaries it's better to head to the coast than out into the bush.”

Panarello is hopeful they will be able to unveil some big signing who will help the Blueheelers push for their first first-grade grand final appearance since 2010.