The Suns verse Coolaroo.
The Suns verse Coolaroo. Brooke Duncan

Coolaroo sting Chinchilla Suns

AFL: The Chinchilla Suns are 'licking their wounds' after a tough loss to Coolaroo on the weekend.

Suns president Troy Wischnat said it was always going to be a difficult match.

"Coolaroo are a far more skilful side than us, they were division one premiers the year before last, so they've always been a highly rated team,” Wischnat said.

Coolaroo won 169 to 49, and while the Suns didn't win, Wischnat said they fought hard.

"The endeavour of the guys... it was an excellent match,” he said.

"It was really pleasing to see the guys continue to fight the game out as much as their legs could carry them.”

This week the Suns have a bye, followed by an away game at Warwick.

"Warwick have done a lot of recruiting in the off season and they're pretty strong this year as well,” Wischnat said.

He explained the change from two divisions to only one this year has been somewhat frustrating for the team.

"Obviously we've always been a lot more competitive when it's been two division,” he said.

But Wischnat stayed positive, pointing out the Suns' tight-knit spirit, and mentioned looking for more experienced players to join the team next year.