Photos (Top to Bottom): Nick Harrison, coach of Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]; Adam Woodward has joined Metro from DOSA [Photo courtesy of Pedro Ramirez]
Glenorchy Knights will play Melbourne Knights at KGV Park on Saturday, 22 January.
The curtain raiser will be a match between Glenorchy Knights reserves and a Tasmanian Institute of Sport team (proposed Kick-off time of 3.30pm to be confirmed), followed by Glenorchy Knights seniors against Melbourne Knights at 6pm (proposed time and still to be confirmed).
The TIS side will include some past TIS players in order to strengthen their team, which is currently young and relatively inexperienced.
Melbourne Knights will arrive in Hobart on the Saturday morning.
On Sunday, also at KGV Park, Melbourne Knights have asked to play against a Southern Tasmania select team.
“As coach of Knights, I didn’t want to select that representative team as it would bring Knights players into the equation,” said Glenorchy Knights coach, Nick Harrison.
“I’m working with Dean May on this and, from the two games on Saturday, we will select a squad of 16 players from the TIS and Glenorchy Knights to play Melbourne Knights in the late afternoon, probably, as they fly out at 10pm.
“That’s the plan, but we’ve just got to confirm kick-off times.
“Michael McKenna has been involved in it all and they [FFT] are back at work on Monday and he’ll be able to confirm the kick-off times.”
Melbourne Knights will receive 50 per cent of any profits made from the game.
They will bring a squad of 20 players.
Metro and Glenorchy Knights will meet in a friendly on Saturday, 15 January, at Prince of Wales Bay.
There will be a reserves curtain-raiser at 2pm, followed by a senior game between the two clubs at 4pm.
Metro have signed Adam Woodward, DOSA’s best-and-fairest player from the 2010 season.
The Knights are also endeavouring to arrange games against Nelson Eastern Suburbs and Taroona.