Cobram Victory is gearing up for its premiership defence, as training kicks off for the 2013 season on Thursday night.January 10, 2013 4:00am
Cobram Victory is gearing up for its premiership defence, as training kicks off for the 2013 season on Thursday night.
Victory has re-appointed Craig Carley for his third term as senior coach after leading Victory to its maiden senior premiership win last season with a massive 5-0 grand final win over Shepparton.
Victory president Tony Startari is pleased to have retained Carley’s services after the star striker transformed the club into a powerhouse side during his two years in charge — it also made the final six of the state knockout cup competition last season.
On the field Carley also proved his worth, scoring a massive 10 goals in Victory’s four finals matches on the way to lifting the cup.
Close friend and captain Adam Gatcum will again assist Carley.
Carley is determined to continue with last year’s standard and to push his side to win the ultimate prize once again.
Victory has also been boosted by many premiership players signing on again for the coming season, with only Matt Gray and Teon Haywood moving on.
Gray has been appointed as Shepparton’s new senior coach and Haywood has relocated.
Carley has some quality recruits lined up to cover his losses and firmly believes his side could be stronger than it was in 2012 — as long as his players gel like they did late last season.
Victory is scheduled to play a number of pre-season matches, with the first coming at the end of the month followed by visits from VPL champions Dandenong Thunder and also Green Gully.
Victory also has a match scheduled against Gold Coast champions Broadbeach United during February in a full-on pre-season campaign, including the club’s own knock-out cup in early March.
All other coaches and training for female and junior sides will be announced soon.
Senior men and reserves begin training this Thursday at St Joseph’s Primary School at 6.30
Under-17 players are also asked to attend and new players are also welcome to come along.
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Bill Milner of Tatura recently decided to have a test done at Screen For Life in Kyabram.
The Bunnaloo Red Cross folded last month after 75 years in operation.
C4R will work with Campaspe Shire Council to develop a steering committee to help clubs with their proposals.
A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Wyuna yesterday morning.
Former first-class cricketer to coach and play for his new home.
A man was due to appear in court today of numerous charges, including firing a firearm in a public place.
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Cobram Agricultural Society is reassessing its annual fun run after a 60 per cent decrease on last year’s entries.
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The Benalla Showgrounds is ready for the upcoming football season following the installation of AFL standard goal posts.
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