Men’s Head Coach Miro Trninic has retained the vast bulk of his 2016 squad for this season, no less than 17 players already committed to our PS4 NPL campaign in 2017, and a number still in discussions.
TUFC fans will be excited to hear that crowd favourite Nikos Kalfas is among those sporting the green white and gold again, after his first season in the Valley set the field alight with electric attacking style, netting seven league goals. His fellow forward Andrew Slavich also notched up seven goals in his first season here at Tuggies, including a thrilling last round goal in Cooma.
Nick Faust and Sean Kiddey are back after injury plagued both of them last year. It’s very pleasing to see them back fit and ready to make up for lost time. Club stalwart Cam Doherty returns to the defence alongside Liam Highmore and keeper Tom Barton, while exciting midfielders Dom Collucello, Daniel Roberts and Tim Anderson return to the team.
There’s a solid group of youngsters that will return after many made their first team debut in 2016. Eddie Coggan, Matt King, Adam Seselja, Marshall Smyth, Jack Grady and Ohio Asikhia will all be putting their hands up to once again to claim a spot each week in what is shaping up to be an intimidating Tuggies squad.
It’s particularly pleasin g to have a genuinely balanced squad of newcomers, current players and young home-grown talent lined up for the season. The perfect mix to lead our development-focused youth programs. Don’t miss seeing the Tuggies boys in action when the PS4 National Premier League kicks off in March.