Almost three months since lifting the inaugural PS4 National Premier League Victoria championship, South Melbourne’s senior squad reported for training on Monday night.
In warm conditions in Albert Park, the senior team were joined by the Under 20 squad as well as a number of trialists to form a large group of participants in the first session of the 2015 campaign.
The session would also provide a first coaching appearance for our new Senior Assistant Coach Dimitri Tsiaras, who made the seemless transition into the role following his retirement as a player last month. Tsiaras was also joined by Under 20 manager Sasa Kolman who also helped Chris Taylor put the players through their paces.
Also joining his new side for training was Bonel Obradovic after signing from Oakleigh Cannons over the break. Obradovic was the only one of the new signings to train on Monday, with Luke Adams, David Stirton and Andy Brennan all finalising their existing commitments before heading to Melbourne.
The squad will train solidly throughout December, before embarking on a series of friendly matches in the new year in preparation for the new season.
Keep an eye on smfc.com.au and all social media pages for an exclusive look at our pre-season, including any new signings, friendly matches and all other relevant information in the lead up to Round 1 in late February.