Thursday, 29 November 2012

Launceston City release Mies Family Cup dates

Tony Rossi has let a press lease go about the 2013 Mies Family Cup, It should be interesting to see how many teams take part next year with the new Victory League.
My thoughts would be that it will be jammed packed with enteries and may need to make it over three days.
This will allow not only V league teams but even NPL teams to see where they aginst the best.

                                       Mies Family Cup 2013
Launceston City FC is proud to welcome back our 2 day Football Tournament for Men’s Senior teams to be held at Mitsubishi Park.
The objective is to provide participating clubs/teams from all over Tasmania with valuable pre-season competition to try new structures, gain match fitness and to enjoy a fun festival like atmosphere.
Invitation is open to the first 8 clubs to RSVP & we look forward to another successful competition.
Additional Information:

 No entry fee
Dates – Friday 18
th January and Saturday 19th January 2013
Teams will be drawn into 2 pools with the winner of each pool to play off in the final
Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a new game each hour
Minimum of 2 games per team
Prize money and Trophies awarded to first and second place
RSVP via email to: Matthew Heather -

Sunday, 25 November 2012


This thread will stay at the top for the next month as long as it gets enough comments.
Start the Rumors.....

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Launceston City announce full coaching panel for 2013

President Jason Jones, Victory League Coach Dane Hudson, U 16 Coach Tony Rossi, NPL U 20 Coach Lino Sciulli, Victory League Assistant Coach Mark Egan and U 18 Coach Mick Egan

Launceston City are well into their preseason training and are excited about 2013 right across the board.City have released their appointments for 2013.
Launceston City commenced pre-season training in mid-October at St Patricks College in Launceston.
·        Training nights are Monday & Wednesday from 6.30 until 8.00.
·        Head Coach Dane Hudson has been busy preparing plans for 2013 and engaging in conversation with players from within Launceston City and interested players from other local clubs.
·        City have secured the services of Launceston United Head Coach, Mark Egan. Egan has been appointed as Hudson’s Assistant Coach – Victory League.  Egan did a wonderful job in his time at the helm of United during his time there and in particular in 2012, delivering the clubs its first league points for a few seasons. Egan was formerly a Junior Coach at City’s Junior Club, Westside Devils.
·        Club Stalwart & 2011/ 2012 City NPL Coach Lino Sciulli will take on the NPL U 20 team.  Sciulli had a strong Season in 2012 as City knocked on the door of the Top 4 in the League. Sciulli introduced a large number of youngsters into senior football, with his squad achieving some admirable results – none the least the 4-3 win over Premier Rangers at Mitsubishi Park in penultimate game of the season.
·        Current City Div 1 player, Mick Egan has been appointed as Coach of City’s U 18’s Team for 2013. Egan has had a long stint as Coach of many Junior Teams at City’s Junior feeder Club, Westside Devils.
·        Life Member & former Senior Player, Tony Rossi , has been appointed as Coach of City’s U 16 Team for 2013.  Rossi has also had a long career coaching both boys & girls Junior Teams at Westside Devils and is looking forward to resuming his Coaching duties after a spell of 2 years.
·        City President Jason Jones has confirmed City are thrilled with their Coaching appointments, particularly in welcoming back those coaches who were already part of the clubs structure but especially  in extending a welcome to Mark Egan into the club.
·        City have confirmed they will once again be staging the Mies Family Cup pre-season tournament on 18th & 19th January 2013. More information will be forwarded via FFT during the next week or so.
 Dane Hudson conducting a training drill.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Devonport secure another local talent

Bobby Eaves has commited him self to playing the 2013 Victory League Season with the Devonport Strikers.

Eaves playing for South this year.
I have asked Booby a few question about next year and the club he has joined.

S.C After having a few runs with Launceston City and Devonport, You decided to play with Devonport?

BE I have been in talks with lots of people and clubs since the previous season finished and was a bit all over the place to decide where I wanted to go. I had a couple o runs with city and was going to with rangers but work has been a major part of my decision and devonport was the more convenient choice ad I feel I can fully committ being the closest option.
S.C Have you been offered a coaching role with the juniors?
BE I haven't been offered anything specific in terms of coaching but I would like to help in some sort when I can as that is where I really love the game, in junior football. I am in the process of starting my own junior work in the local area but playing is really my main focus this year.
S.C What are your self and Devonport hoping to acheive in the 2013 State League?
BE I think it's pretty obvious that devonport are hoping to win but it's also a big passion of theirs to do it with local talent and there is alot of it about. Personally I am hoping to have an injury free year and try to prove myself as a top player. I love playing and learning so playing at the top level is the only thing on my mind.
S.C What will your roll be with in the squad, I.E position played?
BE I haven't had alot of time to really talk to Chris and nick but I would be hoping to play in my Favourite position in centre midfield. I am slightly fonder of the attacking midfield position at the moment so I will see what happens. I am also hoping to be some what of a leader In Terms of being a senior player.

S.C Devonport have recruited alot of local tallent,Moral and confidence must be high at the club?
BE like I said above it is clear that devonport want to promote local talent and with alot of young talent at their own club it is definitely gonna put a lot of pressure on the senior guys to perform. Interesting times but it's exciting, everyone is a real buzz

S.C Were there any other clubs hoping to get your services for 2013?
BE I was in talks with all three northern clubs and again with south Hobart but with south Hobart being so far away it was really between the northern teams and convenience was the biggest factor for me.

S.C Chris McKenna and Nick Owen are young coaches,So far how would you rate the training sessions?
BE it will be interesting to see how it goes as it gets further along but so far it's been alot of small sided games but pretty high intensity which is good. But Chris and nick were/are both top quality players so they know their stuff and everyone is stupid if they can't learn something of them.
S.C I wish you all the best in 2013 and the future

Bobby while at Somerset with his family                                            Representing Tasmania

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Somerset Sharks are on the up

Somerset Sharks have appointed long club person and life member Kevin Considine as their 2013 head club coach.
After having a couple of years away from the sport due to work commitments,Kevin thought it was time to come back and bring the sharks back to its glory days.
After speaking to Kev last night he is in a very posative mind that the Shrks will do well in 2013 and cant wiat for preseason to start.
When asked about player movement and returning players Kev stated "I have had alot of feed back from last years squad(2012) and they are happy to go around again and with a few of the players from the 2006/07 preimership team returning it will give us a good balance of youth and experience.

Traing will comence with a couple of kick abouts before christmas to allow people to catch up before a big preseason starts to be ready for 2013.

Also after having alot of problems with their ground over the last few years.Somerset are happy to say they have a profesional grounds person working hard on the ground to finally get it right for the start of the 2013 preseason cup.It has involved re-digging and grading the ground then re-soiling and top dressing.

For more details about preseason or joing the Somerset Sharks contact
Kevin Considine 0438084577
Sam Cocks 0409793053