Bay Power's successful season built on stability, structure
AUSSIE RULES: Culture and stability.
Two ingredients Michael Gay lists as integral to Bay Power's success in the 2018 AFL Wide Bay season.
The Power are flying high as the competition enters a one-week break.
They have won 11 of 13 games to date, and are on track for the club's most successful seniors season record.
Bay Power has a win percentage of 84.62%, and should start favourites to win three of its five remaining games.
Last year, the Power finished in a three-way tie for first after winning 64.29% of games. In 2016, they won 50% of games to finished third.
Gay has spent much of the season keeping a lid on the hype surrounding his side's charge to the finals, in what supporters hope will claim a maiden premiership flag.
Gay wants to avoid a repeat of the past two seasons, which ended in grand final and elimination final losses, so has tinkered with his young side and set clear goals for each week.
Breaking the season into three six-week chunks has also helped, as the Power went 5-1 in each.
"We want to be on top of it all with three weeks to go,” Gay said. "Culture and stability are probably the main things. We've got a young group, we'd have 16 under-24s. It's a really young group and they're going well.”
Power play Bombers next Saturday.