Coaching Announcements

Over the coming months, the club will be competing in the following national competitions:

  • ISPS Handa Premiership
  • National Youth League
  • Napier U19 Tournament
  • Western Springs U17 Tournament

I'd like to take the opportunity to announce the coaching/management staff who will be working with these groups.

ISPS Handa Premiership 2018/2019

Head Coach: Ricki Herbert
Asst Coach: Kale Herbert
GK Coach: Dave Douglas
Managers: Allan Campbell & Dave Douglas
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mauro Martins & Jamie Kerr
Nutritionist: Quinton De Bruin
Trainer: Ben Murray
Physio: TBC

Napier U19 Tournament (Oct 2018)

Boys

Coaches: Geraint Walters & Rudy Sas
Manager: TBC

Girls

Coaches: Jeff Sole & Phil Fletcher
Manager: TBC

National Youth League (Oct-Dec 2018)

Head Coach: Stephen Cox
Asst Coach: Johan Andeweg
GK Coach: Dave Douglas
Manager: Shane Campbell
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mauro Martins
Trainer: Ben Murray
Physio: TBC
 
 

Western Springs U17 Tournament (Mar 2019)

Boys

Coaches: Geraint Walters & Rudy Sas
Manager: TBC

Girls

Coaches: Phil Fletcher & Dave McGall
Manager: TBC

From a club perspective it is incredibly pleasing that all of the above coaches come from within our club and it's great to be able to see that the club is not only creating player depth but also coaching depth, with even more great coaches waiting in the wings.

You will all notice a couple of new names and positions in our National League setup.

We are incredibly lucky that Mauro Martins, who hails from Portugal, has travelled to NZ and will be working with the club as our Strength and Conditioning Coach over the next 12 months covering our summer and winter campaigns. Mauro brings a wealth of experience in this area having worked overseas previously with Ricki and also ex-Chelsea Manager, Avram Grant. On behalf of the club, welcome Mauro.

We have also been lucky to enter into a partnership with Quinton De Bruin and Jamie Kerr, owners of FiT gym in Cambridge. Both will be helping assist with fitness tracking/Strength and Conditioning work with our National League teams and Quinton will also be working with the players from a nutritionist perspective. To Quinton and Jamie, a warm welcome to the club.

To all of our coaches and staff, the best of luck heading into the coming months competitions.

Cheers,
Dave