Northern Rangers have announced former Riverside coach Chris Rademacher as their new youth technical director.
Club president Gavin Stone said Rademacher will play a leading role developing players and coaches in the Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Association and manage the junior academy skills acquisition program which will return in 2022.
Rademacher has extensive experience having played in Melbourne for Eastern Lions and Brighton before moving to Cairns to play for The Saints FC and Edge Hill where he had his first taste of coaching senior football.
He was involved with Football Tasmania's Talent Support Program coaching staff in 2017-18 and also with NTJSA rep players.
He was Riverside's assistant NPL coach and has coached teams from under-10 to under-18.
Stone said Rademacher also liaised with A-League clubs and facilitated interstate trials trips.
"Chris is keen to get the ball rolling on our academy and we will announce more details soon," he added.
Northern Rangers honoured its season's best at an annual awards night when the club's under-16s were also presented with a trophy for winning their Northern Championship.
- Life member: Cherie Chugg
- Players' player of the year: Bryley Jordan
- Brendan Litchendonk Award: Stephen Pearce
- Newcomer of the year: Softly Dunstan
- Golden boot: Febey Chugg and Austin Marshall
- Golden gloves: Harrison Gill
- Rising star: Diesel Murfet
- Golden boot: Wes Chugg
- Best and fairest: Daniel Sparshott and Bryley Jordan
- Most consistent: Braeden Griggs
- Coaches award: Zac Chugg
- Golden boot: Febey Chugg
- Best and fairest: Febey Chugg
- Most consistent: Georgina Perkins
- Coaches award: Abigail Nash
- Golden boot: Gabriel Tams
- Best and fairest: Mitch Souter
- Most consistent: Keagan Hayes
- Coaches award: Josh Van Zetten
- Golden boot: Lachlan Dean
- Best and fairest: Arpan Rai
- Coaches award: Adam Bevis
- Most consistent: Toby Cannell
- Golden boot: Austin Marshall
- Best and fairest: Tom Cogger
- Coaches award: John Gray
- Most consistent: Ruan Dekker