- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 22 November 2013
Photo: Jordy van de Corput [Photo courtesy of Launceston City]
Launceston City will have former Feyenoord Rotterdam and FC Utrecht goalkeeper Jordy van de Corput in their side when they play the visiting Total Futbol International side from New South Wales at KGV Park at 6pm today.
Van de Corput is on a four-day visit to Launceston, having travelled from Holland.
The club is working to rebuild under the guidance of head coach, Kurt Reynolds, after finishing rock bottom in the Victory League last season.
Twenty-four-year-old Van de Corput trained strongly with Launceston City on Thursday night.
“It is great to be here in Launceston, Tasmania, and I endeavour to play at the highest possible level with the best club,” Van de Corput said.
“Launceston City have been fantastic in the arrangements and negotiation and I look forward to playing in Hobart.”
Ven de Corput is one of a few new faces at City.
“Jordy comes to us with an outstanding football background and great character," said City coach, Kurt Reynolds.
“He is a young man who has played at the highest level within the game, is technically excellent and open to a life experience here in Tasmania.”
Rob Hughes, Toby Omenihu, Yang Yin, Agele Luate and Yin Park add to the list of players attending City’s commencement to the pre-season training program, to date.
Irishman, Johny McSorley, will also return to the club for next season.
Additionally, City have secured the services of FFA C Licence and Level 2 Goalkeeper Coach Col Nicholson.
Formerly from Sydney, Nicholson brings with him a wealth of football knowledge and experience which will further develop a growing list of talent at the club.
City rounded out its senior coaching appointments with Col Nicholson acquiring the role of goalkeeper coach and sports trainer.
Nicholson spent last year coaching at NPL level and now takes on a key role at City.
“We are delighted with the progression of the squad, the coaching appointments, the training content and level of interest around the club during this very early, but, important stage of our pre-season program,” said Reynolds.
“We will continue to build on this platform.”
In addition to this Saturday’s training match at KGV Park, City have a series of pre-season events scheduled in the lead-up to the 2014 Victory League season.