New NPL recruits at Tuggies

An exciting 2017 Men’s NPL season is shaping up for fans of Tuggeranong United, with Coach Miro Trninic adding eight new recruits to an already strong group.  Tuggies has proven to be a popular destination during the off-season, a credit to our coaches, players and officials after a successful 2016.

Former Belconnen United rising stars Nikola Popovich, Aisosa Ihegie and Canberra FC livewire Josip Jadric lead the group of new-comers to our club.  They are joined by Ben Jackson (Belconnen United), Nikola Barisic (Canberra FC), brothers Goran and Milos Milutinovic (Woden-Weston & Queanbeyan City), and our own Jono Turek returning after a year with Canberra United Academy.

Coach Trninic is already in an enviable position, retaining no less than 17 of last year’s squad, including Greek superstar Nikos Kalfas and club stalwarts Sean Kiddey and Cam Doherty.  Competition for starting positions will be fierce, a perfect recipe for a strong season in the Valley.

These new additions will have Tuggies fans brimming with confidence as we set our sights on the most exciting Tuggies season in years.


Nikola Popovich

Aisosa Ihegie

Josip Jadric

Ben Jackson

Jono Turek

Nicola Barisic

Milos Milutinovic

Goran Milutinovic