Marist Football Club
Solomon Islands club champions Marist Football Club is already in full swing with pre-season training as the club eagerly eyeing new season ahead.
Marist FC are enjoying an outstanding campaign under the Brazilian Coach Juliano Schmeling last two seasons, but success last season by no means guarantee similar triumph next time around. Marist will be doing all they can to retain the pole position next season 2017-2018.
With the Telekom Super League set to kick off next month, the heat is already mounting as the club eagerly eyeing challenges ahead. Defending the title is Marist’s top priority coming season.
The Champions wasted no time after returning from the OFC Champions league, kicking off pre-season training five days a week, Monday to Friday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm.
“Players are already pushing themselves to the limit in training” Marist goalkeeper Zantas Soeasi highlighted.
“Every training session gets pretty tough, the players are focusing on getting fit for next season and bring the whole team up to the same level of fitness” he added.
Marist players are working hard not only on the field but also at the gym to get them improve their speed, strength and stamina. Gym sessions, 2days a week, Mondays and Fridays 7am -9am (2hrs)
Head Coach Juliano Schmeling urged all players to faithfully attend trainings and maintain discipline if they are to repeat the feat next season. “Through discipline you can build your career and when Marist grow, you guys grow together” Schmeling said.
Marist FC is eyeing more new players coming in for pre-season training and players have been reminded yesterday that there will be tougher competition for spots in the final team list.
Marist FC was recently boosted by the signing of National team captain Henry Fa’arodo from Western United and are eyeing few more signings to further strengthen the team. The main aim is to start the new season with virtually full strength squad.
Marist remain convinced that retaining the league title is among the most difficult thing to accomplish. It’s very tough to win the title back to back, but it has to be a target for Marist this coming new season.