Football pre-season kicks off with beach trainings

Two Wells Football club senior sides are well into pre-season training with good numbers of players presenting themselves for the eight sessions conducted prior to Christmas. This has continued into January and February with some sessions being held at Semaphore, Largs and Middle Beaches, working on endurance and speed training.

The 2015 season sees quite a few changes in coaching personnel.

Last year’s A Grade coach, Mark Thomson, has retired from the position after four years that resulted in the 2012 A Grade premiership, the first in 25 years for the club. Mark is succeeded by Neville “ Cheeky” Seccafien who has been assistant coach to Mark during his tenure

The B Grade will see 2014 Premiership coach Ben Arnold continue in his post in an attempt to achieve back-to-back premierships.

Two Wells A Grade captain Ned Seccafien has put his hand up for the position of Under 17s coach, following the move of Adrian Daly to coach the Under 14s, after four very successful years at the helm of the Under 17s, with three successive premierships from 2011 – 2013.

The Under 11s will be co-coached by Michael Slattery and Adam Harris.

The Under 8s coaching position is yet to be filled and the club is looking for an enthusiastic person to come forward and fill the role.

Training for the U14s, U11s & U8s commences on Thursday March 5.

Please note for juniors the club has a hot weather policy that states if the forecast temperature for Elizabeth on a training day is 36 degrees or above, training will be cancelled. 

The retirement of Simon Feast and the Canadian adventure of Jacob Hart are the only notable outs for the club at this stage, which will see the player list remain relatively static.

The elevation of several colts to senior level from last years side and further improvement from B grade premiership players should see the depth of players vying for A grade selection increase.

The club is looking forward to another successful year both on and off the field.

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