THE Bega Bombers senior Aussie rules team is in for a rough ride against Bermagui on Saturday.
Taking the road to the Bermagui football ground against the Breakers, the Bombers are down on numbers.
Bega’s senior coach Matt Fleet said the squad was “struggling” for members, but would fight hard for a win.
“We’ve got a lot out, Dwyer can’t play, Scott Hay has commitments,” Fleet said.
“We’re really light on for numbers this week.”
Despite missing players, the Bombers have been improving key skills this season and continue to thrive in high pressure environments.
“They’re improving and they’re all trying hard,” Fleet said.
“Every bloke I’m putting on the field this week will try their guts out.
“We’re all fighters there’s no doubt about that.”
Fleet said if the squad could pull out a win it would be a big confidence boost and might bolster numbers for future games.
“We go out there trying to win and we believe we can win.
“Our guys will just keeping nagging away.
“Hopefully we can pull out the win.”
Fleet said after tomorrow’s match, the club will have a solid slog of home games and hopes to see good numbers of fans turning out.
“We’ve got a good run of footy now, we need some supporters to come down and get right behind us,” he said.
Fleet said commitments to other codes had seen player numbers dwindle.
“It’s just circumstances, wether we’re the first preference, or second, or third, it’s just the way it goes.
“I knew it was going to be tough this year, a few weeks ago we hit a snag and I don’t think we have had enough footy [rained out match and bye].
“I don’t know how to pull it all back, but we’ll find a way and we’ll keep battling.”
Fleet said he was not willing to see the club go backwards.
“We certainly won’t let it just fade away that’s for sure.”
On the up side, the Bombers will take part in four major charity events this year.
At the start of the season, the Bombers squad “divided” to separate teams with the aim of raising funds and awareness for a variety of charities.
“There are four big events planned during this year to get awareness out for our different charities,” Fleet said.
The club will hold a fundraiser next Sunday with other events planned for later in the year.