- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 26 October 2013
Photo: The Tasmanian women's side trained yesterday in preparation for today's game against Victoria at 1pm at KGV Park [PlesssPix]
Grant Nutting is the new president of Southern Premier League club New Town Eagles.
He replaces Bill Shackcloth after an election at yesterday’s AGM.
Photo: Spencer Prior, FFT's new technical director and a former Manchester City player, took training yesterday [PlessPix]
A statement issued by the club said: “The club would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Bill for his contribution and commitment during his time as president.”
Nutting outlined key points of focus for the upcoming season.
“It is with great privilege, and an even greater sense of responsibility that I accept the role of President of the New Town Eagles Soccer Club,” he said.
“The club has a proud history and has recently gone through a period of significant change.
“To address this change, we, as a club, will be implementing a restructure to our coaching models, as well as finalising the implementation of a new business plan.
“These changes are required if we are to meet the criteria set out by Football Federation Tasmania.
“It will also best place us in a position to gain acceptance to the V-league in 2016 if expansion of the league occurs.
“I also believe these changes will bring a greater stability to our on-field performances.
“It will ensure that our juniors are given every opportunity to improve their skills, as well as enjoying the great atmosphere that the club and all its valued members provide.
“Our first action as a committee will be to release a public notice seeking expressions of interest for the positions of technical director, senior coach and senior reserves coach.
“We will start our on-field preparations in the form of pre-season training in the last week of November, and welcome all past and present players to attend, as well as any new players looking to get involved.
“I look forward to making contact with you all on an individual basis to discuss how we can all contribute to achieving our goals.
“We have the opportunity to make the 2014 season a significant one in our club’s history, and to be given the opportunity to oversee this has me enthused and excited at the possibilities.”
Photo: Goalmouth action observed by Spencer Prior [PlessPix]
Photo: A shot for goal [PlessPix]
Photo: The Tassie women's team in training [PlessPix]
Photo: Rani Cavarretta on the ball, supported by Ellie Gavalas as Georgia and Lucy Foote close in [PlessPix]