Match 1: Sunday, 14 January - South Hobart FC v Hobart Zebras FC. KO @ 2pm, KGV Football Park
Match 2: Friday, 19 January - South Hobart FC v Hume City FC. KO @ 6pm, Darcy Street
Match 3: Saturday, 20 January - South Hobart FC v Beachside FC. KO @ 2pm, Darcy Street
followed by Hobart Zebras v Hume City FC. KO @ 5pm.
Match 4: Friday, 26 January - South Hobart FC v Bentleigh Greens. KO @ 6pm, Darcy Street
On Saturday, 27 January - Bentleigh Greens will take on Hobart Zebras. KO @ 5pm, Darcy Street.
Match 5: Saturday, 3 February - South Hobart FC v Pascoe Vale FC. KO @ 2pm, Darcy Street.
We are pleased to be playing such high-quality opponents. The games should be very entertaining for any spectators who come along.
NPL Team News
In every season we lose and gain players and 2018 is no different. We have lost Jack Turner to Olympia, Lachie Burt to Zebras, Ben Hamlett is travelling overseas and Liam Quaile has moved to Melbourne for university.
These are big losses for us and they will be difficult to replace. We have looked from within the club to promote our youngsters and have also had a number of triallists.
I am very pleased to announce that Antonio Saracino a very talented midfielder has been added to the first team squad. He is about to turn 16, has shown great promise and has developed well. We look forward to seeing him in action.
We welcome Keenan Douce to South Hobart. Keenan is a Devonport lad who arrived via the college system in the States.
Isaac Degetto trained with us last season and played for Launceston City. This year Isaac has committed to playing with South Hobart. Isaac gives us more attacking options. He is a good crosser and finisher who has pace, and this makes him an exciting player.
Ken Morton stated “I am confident in the squad so far, it is strong, got good depth with lots of quality. The upcoming practice matches will be ideal preparation to test the squad and its depth in preparation for an exciting season."
NPL Coaching Staff
Ken Morton – Manager and Technical Director
Nick Lapolla – Head Coach/Sports Science
Chris Oddie – Coach
Brendan Lakoseljac – Coach
Neil Connell – Goal Keeper Coach
Mark Moncur – Team Manager and Goal Keeper Coach
Noel Clark – Match Manager