Boomers look to younger players

TWO of Boomers key playmakers are in doubt for next year but the Glen Park production line is set to do it again with generation next, says re-appointed coach Andrew Grove.

Midfielder Sam Graetz is said to be headed to “greener” pastures, while Peter Noordewier is another soccer star being wooed by Hume League footy clubs.

Grove said the move of his midfielder to Albury United was far from certain.

“Sam’s a great player so hopefully he comes back, but we won’t really know until he decides during pre-season training,” Grove said.

“We’ll just have to wait and see.”

But Grove said Noordewier was likely to mix soccer and footy playing for Jindera on a Saturday, Boomers on Sunday.

“He’s going to play both but he’s done it before a couple of years ago and it didn’t affect his performances,” he said.

“But now he’s a bit older so we’ll have to see how his body holds up as well, I suppose.”

Grove said the “core group” of his squad would be back next season, a far cry from the mass exodus of the previous off season.

He’ll try to use some younger Boomers to lift his team next season.

“There are two young guys who were playing reserves last year, Harry Drummond and Frazer Trezise, who look really good and they’ll probably get a few games through the seniors.”

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