FOOTBALL: Sunshine Coast FC has announced its first signing ahead of the 2017 National Premier League's Queensland season, with Canberra attacker Zac Munster set to join the Bokarina-based outfit.
Munster, originally from Gladstone, made the move from PlayStation4 NPL Capital Football club Belconnen United FC in search of a lifestyle change and tough competition.
This year he played eight games in the under-20s (four goals) and three games in the senior side.
It's believed the 24-year-old was able to play under-20s in Canberra due to a rule that allows five over-age players to take the field.
Munster, who played in an FFA Cup clash against Melbourne Victory two years ago, said he'd been keeping a close eye on his home state's competition, after stints with Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Cooma.
"NPL Queensland is definitely bigger than Canberra because there is such a high concentration of amazing players,” he said.
"I've been watching on Facebook and it looks a lot more physical than Canberra.
"Here you have to get into the physical stuff and there is a lot of counter play, whereas Canberra has a lot of build-up.”
His signing comes following the loss of Kobe Fuller (Central Coast Mariners), Grant de Chastel (Noosa), Brady Cronk and Cameron Nairn (Beegees) and more.
Munster said he would look to bring his unique style of football to the Sunshine Coast and even has his eye on a 20-goal season.
"As a striker, I can play the ball for a while and I want to bring a different dynamic style of play that will put some pressure on defenders,” Munster said.
"I'm pretty quick for someone who is taller and I'm able to find the goals when I want, so that's what I plan to do.
"I like the lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast with the beach and closeness of everything, but the climate is probably the biggest thing that I'll have to adjust to.”
Fire is expected to introduce a handful of new players later this week.
It comes after the appointment of former Kawana and Pine Hills coach Roger Hardwicke, who will lead the side in 2017.
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