Hume City Technical Manager Dean Hennessey is looking forward to a different kind of test as the club travels North to Queensland.
Hume City will play two friendlies while in the Gold Coast, taking on Broadbeach United on Friday night and Brisbane Strikers on Saturday night.
Included in the Hume City squad is 17 year old Hayden Tennant who booked himself a seat on the plane after impressing during pre-season friendlies.
The last time Hume City played Brisbane Strikers
Speaking ahead of the tour, Hennessey said he is looking forward to taking his squad to a new environment and testing them against quality opposition.
“The players and staff have worked very hard together over the last 11 weeks of pre-season in preparation for our Gold Coast camp and obviously the first league game (is) just over two weeks away,” Hennessey said.
“This week alone we played games on Saturday and Wednesday as part of the build up to the trip this weekend.”
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“We are looking forward to playing both Broadbeach and Brisbane Strikers, to play against teams you don’t normally encounter apart from possibly an FFA Cup tie where we played the Strikers in 2015.
“The main aim of the camp apart from the games is for all the players and staff to enjoy quality time together as we have a brand new team with 13 new signings with a view of one or two more to be added before the transfer deadline
“To gain success at any club it’s important the players know each other well on and off the field and this is the ideal trip that can bring our group closer together, albeit, they have gelled pretty well already.”
Hume City’s preparations continue on February 4th when it takes on sister club Cairnlea FC at it’s inaugural family day at ABD Stadium.
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