- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 30 November 2012
Photo: Romilton Amaral (extreme right of back row) with the youth team he formed in Brazil a couple of years ago [Foto do Brasil]
University have confirmed the appointment of Romilton Amaral as their Southern Premier League coach for the 2013 season.
“We will be conducting three pre-season trainings before Christmas, starting on the 7th of December at 6.30pm at a location to be confirmed,” said University’s chairman and senior player, Miles Barnard, who has said he will continue to play for the club in 2013.
“Without knowing the standard of the SPL for 2013, it is hard to make a statement about the club's expectations, but at this stage we are confident of being title contenders.
“We have not lost any players from last year, except for Julian Proud, with key players such as Aaron Hindmarsh and Alexis Bull all signed on for the 2013 season.”
Romilton coached Glenorchy Knights’ reserves last season and he has previously coached and played for Hobart United.
Photo: Peter Mies (fifth from right in back row) and son Roger Mies (fourth from right in back row) with the Launceston City team at Olinda Grove in the 1990s [PlessPix]
Launceston City will again host the Mies Family Cup over two days at Mitsubishi Park in Launceston next year.
This is a two-day tournament for senior men’s teams and there is no entry fee.
It will be held on Friday, 18 January and Saturday 19 January 2013 and the first eight clubs to apply will be included in two pools of four teams.
The winner of each pool will meet in the final.
Photo: Peter Mies (third from right) with Launceston Cioty supporters and coaching staff at a game at KGV Park [PlessPix]
The objective of this pre-season tournament is, according to the club, to provide participating teams from all over Tasmania with valuable pre-season competition to try new structures, gain match fitness and to enjoy a fun festival with atmosphere.
The games will be of two 25-minute halves and a new game will be played each hour, with a minimum of two games per team.
Prize money and trophies will be awarded to the first and second-placed teams.
Applications should be forwarded to Matthew Heather at: