The season may still be several months away but Launceston's senior soccer sides have been busy making several player announcements.
Launceston United and Riverside Olympic have led the way with some new arrivals and plenty of familiar faces returning.
United will be looking to build on second place in the Women's Super League while Olympic and Launceston City will renew their NPL Tasmania rivalry with all three clubs joining Northern Rangers in the men's and women's Northern Championships.
In addition to securing former Perth Glory player Ellie La Monte for the Women's Super League, United have also been recruiting for the men's Northern Championship.
Coach Fernando Munoz will have some home continent company with the Chilean welcoming the arrival of Isael Carvalho.
Originally from Brazil, Carvalho arrives from Southern Championship club Beachside FC having previously played in the NPL with Kingborough Lions.
Predominantly a central midfielder or striking option, he has also played for semi-professional clubs overseas before making the move to Australia.
"Joining Launceston United for next season will be fantastic for me," Carvalho said on Facebook.
"I appreciate the way Fernando views football and it will certainly be a pleasure to work with him and I really hope to be able to contribute to the team achieving its goals in 2022."
United have also confirmed the re-signing of junior product Aidan Rigby who has played a major role since rejoining from Northern Rangers in 2016.
In that time, Rigby has captained the men's team, won multiple league and club golden boot awards and took out the senior men's team best and fairest award last season.
Rigby has also agreed to take on the role of an assistant coach.
"Aidan is a very important player for the club and I am convinced that he will give us a lot in this new role," Munoz said.
Olympic have made significant announcements in relation to their senior men's and women's teams as well as their Windsor Park home.
The club's board said it was delighted to announce the appointment of Lucy Johns and Sabrina Hopewell as co-coaches of the Women's Northern Championship side for 2022.
Johns is a club stalwart having played at least 20 seasons and returns from work commitments on the West Coast while Hopewell is in her 17th season as a player and also supports the men's NPL squad as travelling physiotherapist having previously worked with A-League clubs Melbourne City and Victory.
The co-coaches' first major move was to announce the re-signing of highly-rated teenagers Chelsea Wing and Meg Connolly with the club stating: "Securing Chelsea and Meg for 2022 has been a priority for the club as NCW look to build on their third-placed finish last season."
Banging in 41 goals saw Connolly claim the NCW and her club's golden boot awards as well as Olympic's best and fairest trophy which made her a major target for clubs across the state.
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Wing was a Tasmanian Youth Team member in 2021 whose astute passing led to many of her long-time teammate's goals.
The duo are also members of the Olympic's coaching brigade having guided under-16 teams for the last few seasons.
Olympic this week confirmed the return of young attacker Matthew Spanos for 2022.
A powerful and technically strong attacking midfielder who played his junior soccer at Launceston United, Spanos played with Olympic's NPL Tasmania side in 2019 and '20 becoming a key component in coach Alex Gaetani's structure.
He returns after a year focusing on University studies and employment.
Olympic have also confirmed the reappointment of Andy Hall as Northern Championship 1 coach and announced the success of a joint application with Riverside Cricket Club for a $50,000 'Improving the Playing Fields' grant.
The project will see a media tower built at the halfway line between the team dugouts that incorporates a media box, camera platform and dual LED electronic scoreboards, one of which one will face the cricket ground.
These developments aim to complement the returfing of the club's main pitch.
Having confirmed Launceston City stalwart Peter Savill as their men's Northern Championship coach for 2022, Rangers have also announced a couple of returning players.
Dependable defender Brayden Cobern returns after a season off while Jesse Fulton, an integral member of the 2019 championship squad, is back from the mainland after two years out of the game.
"Jesse brings NPL experience, strength and desire to the squad and is a huge boost for NR who are looking at challenging once again for the title," the club said on Facebook.
Fulton added: "I'm really looking forward to being part of the club again and playing with a fantastic group of people."
City have been coy about announcing re-signings and any new arrivals for Lino Sciulli's NPL Tasmania side.
However, the club begins pre-season training at Queechy High School on Thursday night with a second pre-Christmas session next Thursday.
It is also seeking expressions of interest for the position of Northern Championship 1 coach.
In other news, City product and former NPL Tasmania young player of the season Noah Mies has confirmed he will play for Kingborough next season.
Now living in Hobart after a year in NSW where he played with Newcastle Olympic, the popular target man said he is excited to again team up with former City coach Jez Kenth.