Luke Graham takes the reins of first team at Riverside Lands
The retirement (with sixteen trophies under their belts) of Old Meadonians’ joint Coach/Managers, Paul Rumley and Rory Vermeulen sees a new man in charge this season.
Last year's highly rated second team manager, Luke Graham, fresh from achieving promotion as part of an undefeated league campaign and reaching the final of the A.F.A. Intermediate Cup is taking over the reins of Mead's first team
Graham is determined to reinforce quasi integration of the firsts and seconds, the policy which underpinned Mead's purple fifteen year period from the turn of the millennium onwards.
Lack of depth in Mead's squad last season limited the ability to rotate to such an extent that, after long term injuries had taken their toll, fatigue in the remainder of the squad exacerbated matters to breaking point, causing a spate of short term absences.
Determine to tackle this debilitating problem, Graham has had the two teams training together two days a week for four weeks and has supervised three friendlies, two won handsomely and one lost through a dubious penalty.
With three more friendlies and new players being added ahead of the opening league game on 12th September the season ahead could prove to be a very interesting one down at Riverside Lands.
August 19, 2015