Albury Hotspurs won just five games last season and will continue its rebuilding phase with a focus on youth this AWFA campaign.
The club hopes it’s successful junior program will pay dividends at senior level, due to its difficulty to maintain strong playing numbers.
Coach: Robbie Tuksar
Last year: 10th
Fittest player in pre-season: Jon Cochrane
Key man: Lewis Parrett
Gains: Sam Thorman
Losses: Indra Ggai (Albury CIty), James Eggleston, Mark Belgre
What the coach says: “If our young players can step up, it will give us a great chance of having a successful season,” Spurs’ coach Robbie Tuksar said.
What we say: Sam Thorman is a handy pick up and will work hard for the squad.
It's no secret that Spurs have struggled for numbers and will rely heavily on the successful juniors that have come through.
It will be a tough year for the club, but the players will grow throughout the year.
We predict a tough start, but if the squad stays positive and sticks together, expect Spurs to surprise a few sides in the second half of the year.
If our young players can step up, it will give us a great chance of having a successful season.