Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tasmanian under-15s and referees prepare for national championships

Photos (Top to Bottom): Tasmanian under-15 squad, with John Wheeler second from left in back row, coach Chris Hey second from right in back row, and Steve Payne at extreme right of back row; Referees' head Robert Freke (centre) with his proteges Jimmy Hortle (left) and Daniel Lineen (right); Jimmy Hortle (left) and Daniel Lineen (right)will represent Tasmania as referees at the national championships

The Tasmanian under-15 squad has been busy training at Queen’s Walk for the past two days in preparation for the Football Federation Australia National Youth Championship in Coff’s Harbour early next month.

Coach Chris Hey said training time on an outdoor pitch had been limited because of the wet weather and ground closures.

FFT’s new technical director, Steve Payne, has been putting the players through their paces.

And, and trainer John Wheeler is celebrating his 20th year of involvement with Tasmanian youth sides at national championships.

Tasmania’s under-15s are in Group B of the championships and will come up against NSW Metropolitan, Queensland Country, Northern NSW, Victoria Country and Northern Territory.

They will play the State under-14s at KGV Park on Friday at 5.30pm as the curtain-raiser to the Top-Four series grand final between Clarence United and South Hobart.

Two of Tasmania’s promising young referees, Jimmy Hortle, 16, and Daniel Lineen, 20, will accompany the Tasmanian under-14s and under-15s to Coff’s Harbour to officiate at the championships.


Captain said...

is there a pre-requisite that coaching directors stand below 150cm and/or over 55 years old ????

observer said...

??? What the !!!!!!!! There is something wrong with you.Maybe they know more about the game than you.