Photos (Top to Bottom): Josh Fielding has signed with Olympia after recent games with South Hobart; Michael McKenna has returned to his first Tasmanian club; Brady Cronk (in blue) will train with South Melbourne; Alex Nandan (left) and Ben Phillips will also train with South Melbourne; Olympia fullback Jayden Hey (left) is in the party of four to train with South Melbourne [PlessPix]
Goalkeeper Michael McKenna and midfielder Josh Fielding today signed for Olympia Warriors.
Both played for South Hobart last Sunday in the match against South Melbourne Hellas.
McKenna has not played for three seasons, but before that, he played for Olympia, Taroona and Metro.
Fielding, who has won the past two Vic Tuting Silver Medals as the Southern Premier League’s best-and-fairest player, was captain of Glenorchy Knights.
“It’s a good coup for us,” said Olympia’s senior coach, Chris Hey.
“McKenna certainly showed against South Melbourne Hellas that fitness may be an issue, but technically, there are no issues.
“It’s a fantastic coup for the club to secure two players who will bring to the club tremendous experience and leadership, which are needed to assist in guiding our young group of players on the park.”
Meanwhile, Olympia will send young senior Premier League players Jayden Hey,17, Ben Phillips 17, Brady Cronk, 16, and Alex Nandan, 16, to train with South Melbourne Hellas.
The players, accompanied by senior coach Chris Hey, will leave for Melbourne on 31 January and return on 4 February.
More young players will be sent to train with South Melbourne during the next school holidays at Easter.
Olympia’s new ground at Warrane will be completed tomorrow evening.
The club will hold a working bee at the ground on Saturday just to tidy up and a training session will be held on the new artificial pitch on Saturday afternoon.