Photo (L-R):  Andy Brennan, Liam Scott and Brayden Mann pose with coach John Aloisi and a Marconi player at yesterday's training session [Photo courtesy of Victoria Woods]

South Hobart players Liam Scott, Andy Brennan and Brayden Mann had their first training session with the Melbourne Heart youth squad yesterday.

The players flew to Melbourne yesterday morning and attended the training session, which was the first for the Heart youth squad under new coach John Aloisi.


Photo:  Aloisi coaching the squad yesterday [Photo courtsey of Victoria Woods]

There were 18 players in attendance, including Tasmania’s Jeremy Walker, who joined Oakleigh Cannons in the Victorian Premier League this season from the Tasmanian NTC/TIS squad before being signed on a youth contract by Melbourne Heart.

“Our lads settled in well and the first training session was yesterday afternoon,” said South Hobart coach, Ken Morton, who spent the day in Melbourne.


Photo:  Brayden Mann and Jeremy Walker (right) training with Melbourne Heart youth squad [Photo courtesy of Victoria Woods]

“The three boys all looked comfortable and trained well.

“John Aloisi was aware of everyone’s playing position and was very complimentary about our lads.

“It was only a light session and there’ll be others on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon before the game on Saturday at Ringwood.”


Photo:  Brayden Mann of South Hobart at yesterday's Melbourne Heart training session [Photo courtesy of Victoria Woods]


Kingborough Lions United have signed former Metro coach, Matthew Rhodes, as their senior Premier League coach for next season.

The club has yet to formally announce the appointment, but a source close to the club confirmed the appointment.


Photo:  South Hobart's Liam Scott was bursting with energy [Photo courtesy of Victoria Woods]


Football Federation Australia's CEO Ben Buckley will be in Hobart today.

He will be hosted by Football Federation Tasmania at a reception at Forestry Tasmania's headquarters in Melville Street from 6-7pm and is expected to address the gathering.

A new promotional video for the Tasmanian game will be shown at the reception.

It was shown at the George Dale Medal count in Launceston on Saturday night and. although of outstanding quality, was not well received by many present because most of the footage is from southern Tasmania.

Stefano Lufi, or Mr Video, said that as long as most of the games filmed during the season were from the south, it was inevitable that this would be the footage included in the promotional video.

Someone really needs to look at the facilities provided for Stefano and his crew if he is to continue his work, especially in the north of the State.  Apart from KGV Park, Lightwood Park and South Hobart, no other grounds have adequate vantage points for filming games.

Height is paramount, and surely a cherry picker or scaffolding erected parallel to the half-way line are essential.  It needs to be at least as high as the platform on the first level at KGV Park, from where the filming at that venue is done.

Ground level footage just doesn't cut it.

The footage from Aurora Stadium was shot from an ideal height, but there's no other club ground in Tasmania that could match that.


Photo:  South Hobart's Liam Scott (left) and Melbourne Heart youth coach John Aloisi [Photo courtesy of Victoria Woods]


Photo:  South Hobart's Andy Brennan (right) listens to coach John Aloisi's instructions [Photo courtesy of Victoria Woods]