Murray Bushrangers 2015 TAC CUP Pre-Season Squad (23 October Update)
The Murray Bushrangers have announced their TAC CUP Pre-season squads for the 2015 season. Over 100 young footballers from across the region will be given the opportunity to participate in the pre-season which will focus on the development of skills, fitness and game sense and personal development.
Talent Manager Lee Fraser congratulated those players selected in what was a tough process for the clubs coaches and recruiting staff. ‘The club conducted an Under 16 screening session in July, September trial games which combined with feedback from recruiters at both interleague and local club level has resulted in a strong list of talented footballers from across the region’. ‘It was a very tough process to get to our final squad but logistically it is important that we maintain our pre-season squad numbers of just over 100”
The TAC CUP squad comprises 17, 18 and 19 year olds who will participate in fitness testing when training commences on November 16 at the Wangaratta Sports Development Centre.
‘It is a diverse list of players; some have been with the club through the Under 15 and Under 16 programs others we are seeing for the first time’. Two local Rising Star Winners in GVFL rising star Clayton Oliver (Mooroopna) and OMFNL rising star Josh Minogue (North Albury) have been included in the squad. ‘Both boys have demonstrated great form in what is an outstanding level of football and will enter our program for the first time, we look forward to assisting in their development over the next few months’ Fraser said..
“It is always an exciting time of year when we give young footballers the opportunity to participate in the Murray Bushrangers Pre-Season. But it is only an opportunity; it is now up to the players themselves to make the most of that opportunity”
Fraser was full of praise for local clubs and parents who provide a great environment that fosters the development of local talent “As a football club the Murray Bushrangers benefit greatly from the energy of our local coaches and volunteers who continue to produce talented footballers who are now ready to take the next step in their football careers”.