WAGGA City Wanderers coach Andrew Douglas is hell bent on having the fittest team in the state league two competition.
“Both me and Trav [Weir] are strong on our opinions when it comes to fitness, they should be the fittest team on the park come next year,” Douglas said.
With fitness being a weak point last season, as the squad lagged at the 70 minute mark, Douglas hopes to counteract that with a tough training regime.
Coaches will not nail down the final 20 man squad until early February, giving Wanderers hopefuls the opportunity to prove themselves at training.
“It should be a nice, long hot, pre-season,” Douglas said.
At trials on the weekend, selectors were particularly impressed with the 30 boys keen to play in the new under 18s squad.
“That’s our development for the next five years, we’re extremely happy to see those numbers turn out, considering the high quality we saw,” Douglas said.
Coaches also hope to lure three or four marque players from overseas, similar to last season, however will not confirm names until they arrive.
The Wanderers should be covered on the goalkeeper front, with last seasons’ goalies eager to stay with the club.
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