- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 21 November 2012
Photo: Launceston City training at St Patrick's College [Photo courtesy of Launceston City]
Launceston City, one of three northern Victory League clubs, commenced training in mid-October at St Patrick’s College in Launceston.
They are training on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm until 8pm.
Photo (L-R): Jason Jones, Dane Hudson, Tony Rossi, Lino Sciulli, Mark Egan and Mick Egan [Photo courtesy of Launceston City]
City’s head coach, Dane Hudson, has been busy preparing plans for 2013 and engaging in conversations with players from within Launceston City and interested players from other local clubs.
City have secured the services of Launceston United head coach, Mark Egan.
Egan has been appointed as Hudson’s assistant coach for the Victory League side.
Egan did an excellent job in his time at the helm of United during his time there and, in particular, in 2012, delivered the club its first league points for a few seasons.
Egan was formerly a junior coach at City’s junior club, Westside Devils.
City stalwart and 2011/2012 City Northern Premier League coach, Lino Sciulli, will take on the Launceston City NPL Under-20 team.
Sciulli had a strong season in 2012 as City knocked on the door of the Top-4 in the Northern Premier League.
He introduced a large number of youngsters into senior football, with his squad achieving some admirable results, none more so than the 4-3 win over Northern Rangers, the eventual champions, at Mitsubishi Park in the penultimate game of the season.
Current City Division 1 player, Mick Egan, has been appointed as coach of City’s Under-18s for 2013.
Egan has had a long stint as coach of many junior teams at City’s junior feeder club, Westside Devils.
City Life Member and former senior player, Tony Rossi, has been appointed as coach of City’s Under-16 Team for 2013.
Rossi has also had a long career coaching both boys’ and girls’ junior teams at Westside Devils and is looking forward to resuming his coaching duties after a break of two years.
Launceston City president, Jason Jones, has confirmed City are thrilled with their coaching appointments, particularly in welcoming back those coaches who were already part of the club’s structure, and extended a especial welcome to the club to Mark Egan.
City have confirmed they will once again be staging the Mies Family Cup pre-season tournament on 18 and 19 January 2013.