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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Photo:  Andy Tye to remain at Taroona [PlessPix]

Taroona have reappointed Andy Tye as their senior coach for the 2013 season.

Brent McKay has also been reappointed as Taroona’s women’s coach for 2013.

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Photo:  President of Taroona, John Meehan, made the announcement today [PlessPix]

The President of Taroona FC, John Meehan, announced the appointments in a statement today and went on to say that the club had coordinated internal reviews with players and the coaches to ensure continuity and that the path forward was solid.

“We are delighted to have both Andy and Brent continue with the club in senior coaching roles in 2013,” Meehan said.

“The enthusiasm and structure that Andy has brought to the club has been fantastic and it’s great to have a C-Licence coach at the helm of the male squad.

“Underpinning the senior men, both our reserves and Under-19s won their leagues and we feel we have built a strong foundation for the new Southern Premier League competition.

“I’d like to think that players see Taroona as an option under the new structure and would add that Eli Luttmer’s selection in the state team demonstrated that we can certainly cater for and foster high-quality players.

“The performance of the women has been fantastic again this year and is a credit to the focus and talent of Brent.

“We have maintained our high level of support for the women’s game with record levels of girls playing from youth through to social this year.

“Brent is keen to build on the solid framework he developed in the senior squad this year and we are looking forward to a great 2013.

“The club is now split evenly between male and female players, which is a fantastic development for us and unusual for most clubs.

Senior men’s coach, Andy Tye, said:  “Although the season may have been over now for a number of weeks, I am already looking forward to 2013 and whatever challenges the new format will bring.

“I am rapt to be coaching at Taroona and confident that the club will continue to go from strength to strength after finishing strongly in 2012.

“Taroona is a fantastic club that can offer great opportunities for players out there who, for whatever reason, are unable to commit to play in a State-wide competition.”

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+7 #4 Anonymous 2012-10-01 01:35
Finished 3rd in the league and a semi final birth of the statewide cup, also second top scorers and second best defence in Div 1.

To improve on this for 2013, Taroona have to finish 2nd or better in the SPL, reach the final of whatever cup competition is going around, be top scorers and have the best defence.

Certainly not as much difference between mediocrity and relative success than I had previously thought.
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-13 #3 Mmmmm 2012-09-30 10:08
interesting signings ??

Happy with mediocrity ??
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+14 #2 Jim 2012-09-29 02:16
well done Taroona

One of few clubs with a good ethos with focus on the men and women
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+25 #1 Anonymous 2012-09-28 06:51
Good luck to Taroona.. Saw them play a couple of times this year, and they have a good solid squad of young players. As they get older, they will become more consistent. Good to see that the coach has been backed to continue their improvement.
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