Round one is finally upon us and we are on the road to Girldlestone Park to take on the East Devonport Swans!
The senior team will have a hand full of new faces two of them being on debut!
Jordan Wood will line up in the senior team for the first time since captaining the under 18 team to a premiership in 2017. Jordan is an exceptional talent and can run all day.
Joining Jordan on the debut list is under 18 Billy Streets. Billy has trained the house down over summer, autumn and winter!! Billy came to us last year from the Circular Head Giants and was a standout all year for the under 18’s!
Another New addition to the team is Jonty Lanham. Jonty switched codes from soccer to football a few years ago to play with the South Launceston Bulldogs and knows how to slot a few snags. Super fit and athletic, Jonty will be a welcomed addition to our forward line with his strength and height.
Also lining up in the senior team is some seriously experienced TSL players in Glenorchy Magpies premiership player and life member Clinton French as he returns to his home town to proudly pull on the Two Blue stripes. Clint is a fearless leader and his leadership qualities are second to none.
Speaking of leadership, Matt Elliott, Baldock Medalist, Circular Head Giants coach, Lauderdale Bombers TSL player and proud Red Head, is itching to get into this season. Wearing his Eddie Betts sized shorts Matt will be a massive inclusion to the senior team with his big heart, knowledge and strength that will add some major presence to the midfield!
Game starts at 2:15pm.
Brock Dicker’s reserve team is bulging in strength and last years runners up are hungry for a massive season again. With players still to come into the team, Brock will have some fun headaches over the next few weeks at the selection table.
Brad Kelly has taken over the reins as under 18’s coach this year and has a tight bonded side running out on Saturday as they will be looking to really improve again from last year.
Across the river at the Devonport Oval, the Lady Blues will be playing in a Grand Final replay against the Devonport Magpies and will be looking for redemption!
Under new coach Michael Marshall, the girls have trained well over the off season and a few handy recruits will help guide the team in the right direction for the season!
UNDER 18’s v East Devonport – 10:50am
Beattie, Bonner, Bowden, Bugeja, Burns, Callaghan, Clarke, Dawkins, Dick, Farrelly, Fllint, Hull, Kemp, Krushka, Ling, Mathews, McKellar, Peach, Shea, Strickland, Townsend
Reserves V East Devonport – 12:30pm
McKellar, Speglic,
J King, Oates, Huxtable
Kaine, Dicker
O’Neil,B Hardy, Weller
Schulze, Donavon, Stones
Paul, Maher, Kinch
De groot, Pearson, Walker, Gregson
F Eaton, A Eaton
Women V Devonport – Devonport Oval – 9:15am
A. Mitchell, K. Bakes, L. Kerrison, B. Chandler, K. Parker, B. Howard, C. Duncan, J. Revell, C. Williams, T. Hall, T. Marshall, C, Lynch, N. Poke, B. Taylor, G. Purton, K. Gibbons, M. Duncan, S. Aitken, Z. Clarke, R. Kotzur, E. Bath