Photos (Top to Bottom): Bernhard Klasen was in fine form at Beachside training tonight; Brett Pullen, Beachside's senior coach, makes a point at training while assistant Farrell Shaw watches; Goalkeeper Michael Soszynski clears during a practice match at this evening's training session; Brett Pullen, Beachside's new senior coach; Tom Gordon (green top), the Nelson Eastern Suburbs striker, trained with Beachside tonight; Michael Soszynski and Brett Pullen at training; FFT CEO John Boulous welcomes Jack Johnston to the board of the organisation [PlessPix]
Beachside had two dozen players at training at Sandown Park this evening.
Coach Brett Pullen and his assistant Farrell Shaw conducted the session.
Neither Colin Shepherd nor Nathan Robinson was present.
Tom Gordon from Nelson Eastern Suburbs was there, as was goalkeeper Michael Soszynski and defender Jason Harvey.
Striker Bernhard Klasen was prominent in the practice match that featured at the session.
South Hobart had over 30 players at their session tonight, conducted by senior coach Ken Morton, who was assisted by Gary Upton, Jed Donohue and Marcus Parschau.
South have a useful new French player, and an Englishman who has played at a high level.
New Town Eagles had only a dozen at their Monday session this week, but some reports say they had double that number at the Wednesday session.
Former FIFA referee Jack Johnston recently joined the board of Football Federation Tasmania.
Johnston, a former Tasmanian Police Commissioner, is the only Tasmanian to have reached FIFA status as a referee.
He officiated at the 1983 World Youth Championship in Mexico, which was won by Brazil, who beat Argentina 1-0 in the final at the Azteca Stadium.
That series still holds the record for the highest average attendances for this competition (36,099).
Johnston was a player with Caledonians and, after moving to Launceston in his work as a police officer, turned to refereeing.
He refereed many top games in Tasmania and interstate, including Socceroos matches.
His experience should prove invaluable and his refereeing career may well serve as an inspiration to the current crop of young referees.