Goulburn Valley Suns have named their coaching staff ahead of the National Premier League competition to commence this weekend.
Adviser Melvyn Wilkes will be supported by Junior Assistant Technical Director, Pat Kielty.
The other coaches include Paul Nieuwenhuizen (under 12s), Darryl Mills and Terry Masters (under 13s), Craig Carley (under 14s).
David Davkovski, Charlie Fiore and Jean-Claude Giuca will coach the under 15s, under 16s and under 18s respectively while Serkan Aktas will coach the under 20s.
The Suns’ under 20 and senior team played a practice match against fellow National Premier League franchise Bendigo last Sunday.
The under 20s shared the points in a 3-3 draw while the seniors gave up a one goal advantage to go down 2-1.
The senior team and under 20s kick off their campaign at McEwen Reserve this Saturday against Oakleigh Cannons.Action kicks off at 5.30 pm.
Recruits join Suns
Former Shepparton South product Frankie Lagana was unveiled as one of the Goulburn Valley Suns high profile recruits.
Lagana has spent time playing with Melbourne Knights and Oakleigh Cannons when he left Shepparton South.
He also had a short stint in Scotland.
Lagana will joined at the club by former A-League players Kristian Sarkies and Naum Sekulovski. In addition to these players agreeing to play with the Suns, the club has also signed Stipo Andrijasevic and Hernan Espindola.
One day finalists Mooroopna and Central Park-St Brendan’s will go head to head for a place in the Sherbourne Terrace Haisman Shield A-grade grand final.
The other semi-final will see Northerners take on Numurkah, with the winner advancing to the grand final.
The Cats and Tigers go into battle at the Numurkah Showgrounds while the Jets and Blues will be locked in an arm wrestle at Vibert Reserve, Shepparton.
Garrick part of premiership
Former Shepparton basketballer Maddie Garrick was part of the historic Bendigo Spirit back-to-back Women’s National Basketball League grand final winning team last Sunday.
Garrick and her Bendigo Spirit team-mates had to stave off a fierce challenge from the Townsville Fire.