In anticipation for the start of the 2018 Tasmanian State League season, we take a look at a player from every club that you should keep your eyes on this year.
Club: Glenorchy District Football Club
Glenorchy star Rhys Mott has been a consistent cog in the Magpies set up for several seasons now and will be looking to have a similar impact under new coach Paul Kennedy in 2018.
Mott had a consistent 2017 campaign, further enhancing his reputation as one of the state’s most damaging players.
Mott’s work rate is backed by a lethal kicking ability that provides the Magpies with good use around the ground – whether it be getting out of trouble at half back or driving attacking forays out of the middle.
After being named on the interchange bench in the 2016 TSL Team of the Year, Mott was just as, if not more, impressive across 2017 – landing a place on the Wing in the 2017 Team of the Year, representing the TSL against the NEAFL and finishing equal third with Lauderdale’s Nat Franklin in the Alastair Lynch Medal count on 15 votes.
Plenty of attention was placed on Mott across 2017 but his work rate and class with ball in hand makes him a difficult proposition to contain, particularly in a side boasting the likes of Brayden Webb, Zac Webster, Jaye Bowden and others.
The Magpies have the bye in round one, kicking off 2018 with a home game against Launceston in round two.