One of Launceston's brightest young prospects has joined Riverside Olympic from Launceston United.
Fletcher Fulton has been a member of Football Tasmania's elite development program for four years as well as representing the state in the under-13, under-14 and NTC national championships.
In 2017, Fulton was selected alongside 40 other players to an Australian under-14 training camp and a year later had the opportunity to train with A-League club Brisbane Roar.
Olympic coach Alex Gaetani said he is delighted that Fulton has committed to the club for 2020 and said he is a tenacious, skilled and smart attacking player with great technique.
"I have worked with and known Fletcher for a number of years through my time at Football Tasmania and the TSP program and was always hoping that he would make the decision to challenge himself at the highest level," he said.
"I do believe that Fletcher can make an impact on our first team in the very near future and he has been one of the more talented players in his position at his age group in the state for a number of years now.
"We are all looking forward to seeing him realise his potential and he is the type of person who will fit straight into the positive team environment being created."
Both Launceston's NPL Tasmania teams have begun pre-season training.
Savill steps up
Launceston City has announced that the experienced and widely-travelled Peter Savill has been appointed as Northern Championship coach and football development director for the upcoming season.
One of the most respected personalities within the Tasmanian game, Savill is a former Leeds United apprentice who won multiple best and fairest awards for the State League and Launceston City (Juventus) as well as leading the Prospect club to many trophies over the years.
Savill also coached the Tasmanian senior men's state side in the same year as leading Devonport to the NPL title and into the FFA Cup Round of 16.
The club said his appointment to the Northern Championship position gives players the best possible opportunity to progress up to NPL level and beyond
Savill will continue in his role as director of youth development which climaxed last season with the under-18s finishing 18 points clear to secure a third title in four years for the club.
"We look forward to Peter Savill continuing to build upon the work he's been doing within the club in helping bridge the progression and development gap between youth and senior football," the club said on Facebook.
City women's development officer Amy Geach said the club's first women's training session, held at St Patrick's College, was a big success with more to follow.
City's under-18 side also won a pre-season friendly at KGV 4-1 against Kingborough.
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