- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 28 November 2012
Photo: The Glenorchy Knights training tonight at the scenic venueof Ogilvie High School [PlessPix]
Glenorchy Knights had 20 players at their training session this evening on a perfect pitch at Ogilvie High School.
Some players are still unavailable because of the University twilight series, athletics competitions and study commitments.
Photo: Glenorchy Knights senior coach Chris Hey at training this evening [PlessPix]
Knights’ Victory League senior coach Chris Hey was impressed with the form of his players and with the effort put into training.
Hey’s assistant coach, Matthew Rhodes, worked with the squad for some of the session.
Hey and Rhodes are both undertaking the C Licence course that is currently being run at Warrior Park, even though he already has the C Licence.
He was apparently told that some aspects of the course had changed and that he would be advised to attend.
Photo: Brian Kabangu in possession at Knights' training tonight [PlessPix]
Zac Baltic will coach the Knights’ reserves next season.
Hey said that he would take serious account of training attendances and that players would have to earn a start in the senior Victory League side.
He said he would rather blood a 16-year-old youngster who trained than play an established player who missed training and was not putting in an effort.
Past performances and status as a player - in other words, reputation - would count for little.
Photo: Knights assistant coach Matthew Rhodes supervises a training game [PlessPix]
He said that, given there was no relegation from the Victory League for the first three years, he would rather give a youngster who showed promise and put in the required effort a chance because in three years’ time that youngster may develop into a very good player.
Photo: Matthew Rhodes and Will Roberts at tonight's training session [PlessPix]
Meanwhile, Romilton Amaral, who coached the Knights reserves last season, has left the club and has been appointed senior coach of Premier League club University.
Amaral, a Brazilian, takes over from Gary Slicer.
He is believed to have offered to continue to assist Knights in pre-season training until University begin their pre-season program on 7 December.
Photo: Romilton Amaral is University's new coach [PlessPix]
Photo: Brian Kabangu builds up an attack [PlessPix]