The new blue staff, formerly Vadana, is officially: “Nice goal, now at work for the big challenges that lie ahead”
Vadana. Rumors leave room for signatures. Ferre Marzio Innocenti president officially appointed the new crew of the men’s rugby team yesterday. As was to be expected in recent days, Mantuan Andrea Moretti has been appointed as the manager in charge of the attackers. A new and prestigious milestone in a career that saw him be a champion in the last 25 years of Italian oval football.
Moretti grew up in Mantua rugby and wore the Petrarca, Worcester, Calfissano and Viadana jerseys, and wore the Italian jersey as a player. Then the many stages as a coach for the attackers: Viadana, Ironi, Petrarcha, Academia Fair, Italy U-20 and Zeppelin.
Now a new challenge. “When I started training, it was not a similar goal even in my thoughts – he says -. Year after year it turned into a potential dream. Nice goal and a lot of work awaiting us.”
Moretti will bring his principles to the blue: “The two hard points have no excuse and explore one’s limits. I will try to pass this on to the boys. In these two years Franco Smith and his staff have started a process of generational change. Many young people I have trained many of in the past. They have tasted rugby. “They are facing new challenges, pressures and difficulties, and they find themselves facing better citizens in order. We realize the importance of the challenges that lie ahead, and we are ready.”
The first meeting is scheduled to take place at the end of June. The date for the first matches has yet to be decided, given the cancellation of the planned tour in New Zealand.
The new coach of Italy is former All Blacks coach Kieran Crowley, coach of Benetton for five years. Former coach Franco Smith has been appointed president of high-profile rugby. The appointment of Marius Josin, 2003 Coppa Italia winner in Viadana, as a defense technician. Another former Vadana, Corrado Pilate, will be a skills and foot mobility assistant. Referred to as Logistic Director Giovan Battista Vendetti, a player in both seasons of Ironi. To complete the crew, technical director Daniele Pacini and head of delegation, Giorgio Morelli.