South Coast club continues to Blaze a path for future on-court success

South Coast Blaze coaches Marji Parr and Regan Tweddle. Picture: Clusterpix Photography
South Coast Blaze coaches Marji Parr and Regan Tweddle. Picture: Clusterpix Photography

The South Coast Blaze has announced the re-signing of coaches Marji Parr (opens) and Regan Tweddle (under 23s) for the 2021 season.

The announcement comes on the back of the club's impressive showing during their inaugural NSW Premier League campaigns - highlighted by the under 23s side preparing for Wednesday night's semi-final showdown with North Shore United.

"Marji and Regan have both done a wonderful job coaching our opens and under 23s teams in our inaugural year and we are thrilled to welcome them back for a second season," Blaze chairwoman Karina Franke said.

"They bring exceptional expertise as head coaches and players have a great opportunity to learn from them by joining South Coast Blaze."

South Coast Blaze open's player Taylah Davies passes the ball. Picture: Clusterpix Photography

South Coast Blaze open's player Taylah Davies passes the ball. Picture: Clusterpix Photography

Coinciding with this news, the Blaze has announced player applications for next year's teams are now open.

"We invite all talented players over 16 years old on the South Coast and surrounding regions to now submit applications to be part of our opens and under 23s teams in 2021," Franke said.

"We have established a strong franchise in our inaugural year and in 2021 we will be continuing to build on that.

"So we are looking for players who are competitive, committed to support and grow our strong Blaze culture, focused on team goals, dedicated to conditioning and can be a team player both on and off the court."

All players wishing to be considered for the Blaze's opens and under 23s teams in the NSW Premier League for 2021 are required to apply online and be available to attend selections, with the first trial on November 8 at Shellharbour City Stadium. No walk-ins will be permitted on the day.

Players interested in trialing need to apply online before 5pm on November 6. Following the original trial, the club has three invitation-only sessions at November 12, 13 and 19 at the Illawarra Sports Stadium.

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