Photos (Top to Bottom): Anthony Grundy tackles Kingborough's Brett Andrews; Anthony Grundy clears his lines against Kingborough [PlessPix]
Anthony Grundy has been appointed as assistant coach at Glenorchy Knights for the coming season.
Grundy has been a key central defender for the Knights for over a decade and is looking forward to trying his hand at coaching. He will be the assistant to senior coach, Nick Harrison.
I spoke to Anthony after his appointment.
Walter Pless: What is your reaction to your appointment?
Anthony Grundy: I feel good about my appointment and I’m really looking forward to it.
WP: What is your aim?
AG: Well, basically, we want to aim for the title, of course. I think if we can pick up a couple of players, then I think we can give South a good push for the title.
WP: Will you be playing?
AG: I’ve said at this stage that I’ll play reserves and support the seniors it it’s required through injuries or something like that. But, I’m certainly not putting my hand up to play seniors at this stage.
WP: Do you have coaching qualifications?
AG: No. I’ve just booked in to do the course for the senior licence in November. Nick Harrison and I have just enrolled to do that. That’s the course in Campbell Town over three days, I think. Two days one weekend and then another day on the following weekend, and then there’s an assessment after that.
WP: Do you have the Intermediate?
AG: No. Apparently you don’t need it. That’s what I’ve been told.
WP: From a player perspective, where do you think the club needs strengthening?
AG: I think our big issue is that we didn’t score enough goals last year, so the first thing we want to do is see if we can find ourselves a striker. That’s not going to be easy, of course. And, I think we really lacked a strong central midfielder. They’re two particular areas we need to target.