PORT City Breakers winger Alex James has relished the opportunity to play consistent first grade – and hopes a grand final berth is on the horizon.
But first he must make sure his Breakers get a Group 3 win over Old Bar tomorrow.
“Team chemistry is great and we’re all bonding together really well,” James said.
“Ben Sprague [coach] has been excellent and always finds ways for us to improve.”
The side faces an uphill battle in the semis, more than likely to run into arguably the toughest side in the competition, the Wauchope Blues.
“We’re expecting to face them in the first week of the finals but we’re really confident,” James said.
“Even though we’re now guaranteed a finals position, we want to finish as high as we can and ride into the semis with momentum.”
The Gold Coast Titans fan made the switch from halfback to the flank with advice from his coach, a decision he fully supports.
“I’m 100 per cent behind the decision to move and I’ll continue to improve and do my best for the team,” he said.
James’ father is involved in league as coach of the Breakers under-18s side and has nurtured Alex and his twin brother Ethan, who plays reserve grade for the club, from a young age.
“Thankfully I’ve had dad there to help me and I credit a lot of my form and improvement over the years to him,” he said.
The match has been moved to Jack Neal Oval, Taree.
It is scheduled to start at 3pm.