- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 23 October 2013
Photo: Jessie Williams crosses the ball at last night's State women's training [PlessPix]
New Launceston City coach, Kurt Reynolds, is determined to turn the Victory League club’s fortunes around.
City finished last in 2013, but Reynolds will start pre-season training on Tuesday, 5 November 2013, in what the club describes as ‘aggressive pre-season program’.
Photo: State co-coach Brent McKay makes a point at training last night [PlessPix]
The second session will be on Thursday, 7 November 2013, and this Tuesday and Thursday arrangement will continue until the Christmas and New Year break.
In a written statement, Launceston City announced:
“Tasmanian Victory League club, Launceston City FC, has launched an aggressive Pre-season Program in order to commence a detailed preparation for season 2014.
“The initiative by newly appointed Victory League – Head Coach, Kurt Reynolds is part of a structured plan to improve the clubs on field performance going forward.
“A third training session each week will be introduced in December and into the New Year.
“All players aspiring to play at Victory League level are welcome to attend the Pre-season training sessions.”
Launceston City will play a touring Korean team at KGV Park on Saturday, 23 November 2013, with the kick-off at 6.30pm.
“It is important that we get moving on our preparation, pre-season program, training matches and player recruitment,” said Kurt Reynolds.
“We are keen to welcome new faces from the local area who want to play at the highest level within Tasmania.
“The Pre-season training plan is all about football, identifying good footballers and working with them towards forming a strong and competitive player group for next year.”
Photo: Hanna Manuela crosses the ball [PlessPix]
Meanwhile, the State women’s squad will train at KGV Park on Thursday at 6.30pm.
The northern players will attend and Football Federation Tasmania will pay for the players’ accommodation.
New FFT technical director, Spencer Prior, will conduct a training session for the squad on Saturday at 10.30am at KGV Park.
Tasmania will play the Victorian Premier League All Stars at 1pm at KGV park on Sunday.
Photo: Coach Brent McKay organises shooting practice [PlessPix]
Photo: Coach Brent McKay shows his frustration at some of the shooting [PlessPix]
Photo: Keeper Amelia Van Der Niet makes a save. She has ben playing in Victoria and is familiar with some of Tasmania's opponents [PlessPix]
Photo: Coach Brent McKay instructs Jessie Williams and Innocent Michael [PlessPix]
Photo: The KGV Park artificial pitch is proving a real asset in terms of training and playing availability [PlessPix]