ATLAS aims to claim the trifecta of trophies in the North West Queensland Soccer Zone.
Last year’s premiership winners already have the Scottish Cup, and unofficially the minor premiership – and are ready to repeat last year’s result in the grand final.
The Scottish Cup was claimed in a win against the Bulls on July 22.
As for the minor premiership, officially the season is yet to be completed with round 18 on Saturday.
Yet Atlas left winger Andrew Frahm is confident the team has secured the minor premiership with such a wide margin to the next team on the ladder; Parkside.
Parkside would have to win by 50 points against Atlas B on Saturday to jeopardise Atlas A’s minor premiership.
Frahm was “fairly confident” that Atlas would earn the third trophy in the soccer zone as well.
“We have been in the grand final the last five years in a row, with last year only being our first win.
“All the boys are confident after seeing results with wins against Bulls and Parkside. Our team is feeling confident at the moment with the way we are playing football.”
Frahm said one of the reasons for the team’s success was the friendly relationship between the players.
“Obviously getting the good results compounds each week,” he said.
“We have also got good depth in the squad as well."
Atlas B would potentially finish the season fourth on the ladder, and many of its players were of quality to fill a strong A side.
“It is a little bit more competitive for positions than it has been previously.
“The coach has really built the club to want to step up and wanting to make the A grade squad.
“Other teams are struggling to find players. We have got a good 15 or 16 to choose from as potential to play in our A grade.”
The coach, Dean Kelley, had given the team a boost in that role and as striker, although had helped in a supporting role last year. Frahm had been coach but stepped back to concentrate on his phone repair business and to play.
“He has worked really well at identifying where players are at as well, and is talking to them about what they need,” Frahm said.
“He has definitely been a major asset for us, and is leading goal scorer at the moment.”