Pre sea­son re­turns for Mul­wala

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The pre­sea­son train­ing has re­sumed for Mul­wala’s foot­ball and net­ball teams in prepa­ra­tion for the 2018 Mur­ray League sea­son.

Net­ball try outs be­gin this week and the un­der 14’s foot­ball be­gins train­ing on Thurs­day evening 5pm so come and join in the ac­tion at Lons­dale Re­serve.

The op­por­tu­nity to have the whole fam­ily in­volved on the one day is a huge bonus of be­ing in­volved at Mul­wala Foot­ball Net­ball Club.

The un­der 14 team is a great place to im­prove your foot­ball and learn more about the great game un­der the guid­ance of lo­cal le­gend Den­nis “Pick­les” Phibbs and young se­nior ris­ing star Harry Cross­ley.

Harry has joined the coach­ing team and his pas­sion for foot­ball and his back­ground as a per­sonal trainer will cer­tainly mean the young play­ers will be fast tracked in their learn­ing on how to im­prove their fit­ness, skills and pre­pare as a player.

So don’t sit be­hind the fence or spend the sea­son sit­ting on the bench wish­ing you were out on the ground, come over and join the Mul­wala 14’s and 17’s teams.

Michael Tout is con­tin­u­ing in his se­nior coach­ing role with the sup­port of Michael Fletcher as re­serves coach, as­sis­tance from Ja­son San­der­son and Clin­ton Shand.

Michael cer­tainly fast tracked the young player’s de­vel­op­ment across the 2017 sea­son by show­ing faith in them and teaching them to work co­he­sively and to play sys­tem based foot­ball.

The 2018 sea­son will be one that the coach­ing group look to build on the suc­cesses of the 2017 sea­son and fur­ther de­velop the young play­ers from within the club.

Nu­murkah was the only team that Mul­wala didn’t achieve a win over last year and their loss to the leagues peren­nial power house Nathalia had them rue­ing what may have been and the Mul­wala play­ers will need to con­tinue to im­prove to en­sure they keep up with the bunch.

The Mul­wala se­nior play­ing group has seen the ad­di­tion of a num­ber of play­ers who will cer­tainly im­prove the strength of the over­all play­ing group.

The re­turn of Doyle, Wil­son, Davis, Rus­sell, Beams, the Vis­senga boys, plus a host of other lo­cally based play­ers will add to the clubs depth head­ing into the 2018 sea­son.

There are also a large group of young play­ers step­ping up from the un­der 17’s team who will be push­ing for se­lec­tion as Mul­wala’s foot­ball depart­ment con­tin­ues to put faith in our lo­cally pro­duced tal­ent. Mul­wala reg­u­larly fielded a team with sev­en­teen or eigh­teen play­ers who had de­vel­oped in the clubs ju­nior pro­grams and this is set to con­tinue this sea­son.

The Mur­ray League will once again be a hotly con­tested com­pe­ti­tion with Nathalia set­ting the bench mark along with Nu­murkah, Ba­rooga, Moama and Mul­wala look­ing to im­prove on their 2017 sea­sons fi­nals fin­ish and com­plete with the top teams.

The rest of the com­pe­ti­tion have also made in­roads into im­prov­ing their play­ing list and will be look­ing to climb up the lad­der.

Mul­wala opens the sea­son against Congupna on Good Fri­day at Lons­dale re­serve which will be a great event and a chal­lenge for the club.

Get be­hind the Lions in 2018 with a mem­ber­ship and come along to Thurs­day Night train­ing din­ners and en­joy the ex­cite­ment of the home games.

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