Photos (Top to Bottom): Marty Nidorfer (centre) is the man to see about New Town Eagles' 50th anniversary reunion next year; Kwon Jun, who played for Figueirense FC in Brazil and is now with South Hobart [PlessPix]
Planning is continuing for next year’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the New Town Eagles club.
The weekend of Friday, 8 April to Sunday 10th April is the one you should pencil into your diaries (for those who don’t use computers, that is).
Guests will be welcomed on the Friday evening and there will be nibbles and drinks at the Polish Club.
On Saturday, 9 April, a ‘past versus present’ match is scheduled at Clare Street as a curtain-raiser to Eagles’ Premier League home game. Does this mean the first team will play two games in quick succession?
On Sunday, there will be a barbecue at Clare Street and the club’s junior and social teams will play scheduled league matches.
There will probably be a dinner on Saturday night, but a venue has yet to be confirmed.
The event has a facebook site which former and current members can join in order to receive information and invitations:
Marty Nidorfer, one of Eagles’ reserves coaches, is the man to see for more information. I’ve posted a photo of Marty so that you can readily recognise him and approach him. He’s very friendly and will answer your questions about the reunion.
There has been some confusion about South Hobart’s new Korean player, Kwon Jun, in regard to where in Brazil he played.
Well, here goes. I’ll try and set the record straight.
He signed a professional contract with Brazilian League Division One club Figueirense FC on 26 March 2006.
He scored 4 goals in 32 games for the club and played in several positions, including defensive midfield and centre-back.
He trained in Spain with the Korean national under-19 team in 2006 and played in a Busan Cup match for that side.
Kwon is 23 years old, is 186cm in height and weighs 78Kg.
He first went to Brazil in 2004 and played with Brasilis FC.
He is also fluent in Portuguese and speaks only a little English and Spanish.
Kwon had a trial with Gold Coast United earlier this year but was injured and returned to South Korea for rehabilitation.
He is now back in Tasmanian with South Hobart and may well go for another trial with an A-League club in the New Year.
Beachside will play South Hobart at Olinda Grove on Saturday at 2pm in a pre-season friendly.