2022 BRAYBROOK PREVIEW
Braybrook coach Vinnie Turcinovich says the focus this pre-season was ensuring the squad was on the same page when it came to structures and game play.
Now in his second official season as coach, Turcnovich said he had recruited some new players that will help balance the team.
“We have focused on our game style and structures and our positioning during games, so we can become more predictable to each other as a team,” he said.
“We have recruited players that we were lacking last year, some bigger bodies. We saw last year that some of the other teams had those bigger bodies, so we have added a few in. We will be a more balanced side compared to last year.”
Last season, Braybrook ended the season in fourth spot, winning six games and losing three.
Turcnovich hopes his new recruits can help push Braybrook up the Alan Mance Motors Division 3 ladder.
“We have added in Jackson Connor, he will be another small forward, who has played at a higher level and also Adam Forth. He is an older, bigger, more experienced player,” he said.
Braybrook take on Laverton at Pennell Reserve on Saturday.
By KEL ROWE
Last season saw the formation of an unlikely footy alliance — Braybrook/Albanvale — so that women from both sides could return to play in the VU Polytechnic Senior Women’s competition in 2021.
The newly-formed team gelled well, registering three wins over the course of the interrupted season. Fallon Courts, Caitlyn and Shelby Crameri and Rhys Carter-Coleman starred for the side — proving to be their main avenue for goals.
As they near Round 1, the Braybrook/Albanvale side will be looking to kick things off with a bang and claim their first win of the season. Don’t miss their hit-out against the Laverton Magpies on April 9.