After an undefeated regular season, the Fort McMurray Monarchs have their sights set on AFL supremacy.
The defending AFL and national champions have a first round bye in this year’s postseason which will give them plenty of time to refresh and get some key players back from injury.
Head Coach Dave Spence tells Mix News he’s going to make sure his team maintain’s focus during their time off.
“It is a bit of a break but then when the games here you don’t want anything hitting you by surprise. We’re going to prepare and that means working x’s and o’s or being mentally prepared or resting the bodies and healing up some of the injuries. It will work well for us, we’ll be ready.”
The 8-0 Monarchs have only won one game this season by less than 30 points. Despite breezing through the competition, Spence says they can only take it one game at a time.
“I don’t expect it to be a walk through. I do expect us to still win and I do expect us to play well, but we want to win the AFL and we definitely want to go to the nationals. Anything less than that would be a disappointment, so that’s our goal.”
The Monarchs capped off an emotional season last year winning the CMFL National Championship defeating the Greater Toronto Area All-Stars.
The squad opens up their playoff run at Shell Place on August 12.