Featuring 6 players from the north, the 20 man squad was announced today.
|Ryan McCarragher has won slection for thr 20 man |
Tasmanian Training Squad
“The state squad is taking shape and I’ve been impressed with the technical ability of many players,” Mr Reynolds said. “There are a few question marks left so we’ll have one last look at a few players this weekend before making a final decision early next week.”
The Tasmanian squad has been selected with a view to putting the best players in the state on the park – rather than serving as a developmental tool for younger players.
The Tasmanian side will play Melbourne Victory on the 21st of August at KGV in Hobart.
Northern training was held in driving rain last Sunday at Churchill Park where Kurt watch the players slosh it out in a 40 minute match.
As expected, the weight of players are from the south, but it is good to see some players representing the North in this squad.
Clearly Shannon Rumbal from Launceston United gets the nod as the Northern Keeper of choice, while Nathan Gratton earns the loan place in defence from Devonport.
|No suprises to see Brayden Mann in the |
State Squad to play Melbourne Victory
The Midfield will be represented by Todd Hingston from Northern Rangers and Ryan McCarragher from Riverside Olympic.
No questions with the two form strikers of the Northern Premier League in Brayden Mann and Chris Hunt getting the opportunity to pull on the Apple Isle shirt, from Ulverstone and Northern Rangers respectively.
As far as getting a chance to put yourself in the A-League spot light, it doesn’t get better than this, as Melbourne Victory will watch with great interest to see what sort of talent Tasmania has to offer at present.
Good luck to all involve
Tasmanian 20 Man Squad:
Nathan Pitchford New Town Eagles
Matthew Ferguson South Hobart
Shannon Rumbal Launceston United
Eli Luttmer Taroona
Nathan Gratton Devonport Strikers
Paul Stevens NTC
Hugh Ludford South Hobart
Cameron Williams South Hobart
Ryan McCarragher Riverside Olympic
Liam Scott New Town Eagles
Todd Hingston Northern Rangers
Shae Hickey South Hobart
Loic Feral South Hobart
Chris Hunt Northern Rangers
Jamie De Smit NTC
Adam McKeown New Town Eagles
Aaron Cairns Clarence United
Brayden Mann Ulverstone
Alex Leszczynski New Town Eagles
Andy Brennan South Hobart
The full squad will be announced on Monday 13 August.
Joining Kurt Reynolds in the Tasmanian dugout are former Tasmanian captain Chris McKenna as Team Manager and Mark Prendergast as Sport Trainer.