Bay Power's Brad Williams, 18, will join the Simon Black Australian Rules Academy this year. Photo Matthew McInerney / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Bay Power's Brad Williams, 18, will join the Simon Black Australian Rules Academy this year. Photo Matthew McInerney / Fraser Coast Chronicle Matthew McInerney

Departures of two players rock Bay Power

BAY Power's title aspirations have taken a major blow after two of their best players left the club.

Young gun Brad Williams and former captain Josh Crowder have both departed the Power, leaving the Keith Dunne Oval club with two gaping holes to fill.

Coach Michael Gay said it was unfortunate both players left.

"They've been huge for us and to lose them is a big blow," he said.

"We just have to try to find players to fill the roles. We've had reasonable cattle at training - it could've been one of the best squads we've had for years."

Williams joined the Simon Black Academy and has since signed for Maroochydore, while Crowder will relocate to Kalgoorlie.

Gay said he was yet to decide on a replacement captain, but there "were a couple of guys" he is looking at to take on the role.

The Power will have their first hit-out of the year tomorrow when they host Boyne Island Tannum Sands (BITS), who play in the AFL Capricornia competition.

"We've still got a few people playing cricket but it will be good to get out there," Gay said.