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2015 Pre-season Update

News from pre-season training

Pre-season training commenced on Tuesday December 9, and 75 players have attended the sessions thus far.

Under senior coach Tom Wigley, training has been on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Rostrevor College. The club is again indebted to the school for the use of its ovals.

ROCS has been fortunate to retain the same A Grade coaching panel for 2015, as well as the services of Damien Polkinghorne and Steve Edwards, as B and C Grade coaches, respectively.

Some of the player losses for 2015 will include : Peter Baccanello (interstate employment), Matthew Dawes (retired), Scott Gilbert (overseas), John Harrison (Old Ignatians) and Craig Holm (Adelaide Plains FL).

The 2015  leadership group will consist of Will O'Malley (capt), Chris Pahl (v/c), and Tom Hurley (deputy v/c).
Amongst the recent old scholars out training for the first time have been :  Michael and Tom Carpinelli, Aaron Fischetti, Danny Germinario, Liam Holland, Mitchell Simpson and Lachlan Sutcliffe.

Sam Du Bois (overseas), Nick Hombsch (West Ad.), Tom Hurley (Sturt) and Tom Moore (work) have all returned.

Old scholar Nathan Hornhardt (Bute), and Matthew Stelzer (Barossa Districts), have also  joined the club.

We look forward to Ben Kerslake, Brendan Littler, Mitchell Sutcliffe and Jono Trenorden making full recoveries from their off-season operations.

Several old scholars currently doing pre-season with SANFL clubs, have indicated they are keen to play with ROCS, should their services no longer be required by their League clubs.

Training  will move back to Campbelltown Memorial Oval in late March, when East Torrens' cricket commitments have concluded.    
Leading up to Round 1 (18/4),  trials have been organised for :
Sun March 29,  Vs SPOC at Thebarton Oval
Sat April 11, Vs PNU at Payneham Oval.
Once again we look forward to the start of another challenging season.

Rino Cialini 
Football Director