- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 27 November 2012
Photo: Nick Di Giovanni...re-elected as Tilford Zebras president [PlessPix]
Stephen Smith and Wendy Goodluck are new members of the Tilford Zebras committee following the club’s AGM last Thursday.
Smith, a former top goalkeeper with Glenorchy Knights and Zebras, replaces Garry Sargent, who will be assistant coach to John Moutsatsos with the Zebras’ women’s Premier League side next season.
Photo: Stephen Pitchford (left) and Tommy Fotak, Zebras' senior and assistant coaches, respectively, are attending the C Licence coaching course [PlessPix]
Goodluck was elected in place of Robert Corradetti, who is having a year off because of work and family commitments.
Nick Di Giovanni was re-elected as president and Rocky Schiro as vive-president.
Shirley Ringrose is again the club’s secretary, while Bruce Pears, Sav Perri, Michael Pace, Maureen Absolom and Raelene Hennicke were also re-elected to the committee.
Hennicke, who has formed her own photographic company with an emphasis on football photography but not restricted to that, will again be the Zebras’ official photographer.
Hennicke has covered A-League games in the State in the past for publications such as Melbourne’s “Goal!Weekly”.
Hennicke is also responsible for the Zebras’ merchandising.
“It’s been a quiet start to training,” said president Nick Di Giovanni.
“Last Monday, we had our best turnout of 21.
“There are not many new faces and a lot of the younger Zebras and some of our senior players are away overseas or recovering from injury.
“We are expecting more at training in the next few weeks as I am sure the later people leave it the harder it will for them be to be named in the 20-man [Victory League] squad.
“Training with Steve [Pitchford], Tommy [Fotak] and Nick [Harrison] is full steam ahead, with Steve and Tommy, along with Romeo Frediani, also being put through the C licence by the Zebras.”
Photo: The Juicy Isle banner is prominently displayed at Olympia's Warrior Park [PlessPix]
Olympia Warriors have picked up a $30,000 sponsorship over three years from Juicy Isle, the fruit drink company.
Juicy Isle manager is Tim Kroustalis, son of former Olympia great from the 1960s, Angelo Kroustalis.
[A follow-up to this story and interview with Tim and Angelo Kroustalis to follow.]