Hamilton Wanderers are delighted to announce the return of Rick Broderson and Graham Kay to the club’s setup. Broderson, along with Kay will be charged with continuing on the work left by outgoing reserve coach Pete Davies.
With over 300 Northern Premier League appearances, Broderson brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Beginning his playing career with East Coast Bays, Broderson featured 180 times for the club picking up a Northern League Title & under 19s title.
His achievements brought him into the All Whites U20 setup whilst also featuring for Auckland City in 2005.
Moving to Hamilton Wanderers, he made a century of appearances for the club whilst being passed the captain’s armband during a successful spell.
After taking a break from the game, Broderson is excited to return to the club and coach the reserves.
“With the abundance of talent in the Youth Ranks in the club I believe it is important to continue to develop them further and prepare them for Premier League football and beyond. I believe we have a great structure in place and hope to provide opportunities for players to push on to greater things. I think with the talent at the club we stand a good chance of finishing in the top three and aim to do so. First and foremost the focus will be on development.”
“I’m very pleased to have Graham Kay by my side who has great experience and was a fantastic club man and Wanderers player, we bring the same philosophies to Football and how we want to play, we’re excited to get going and start the season.
Kay, a Wanderers man himself, also makes a return to the club set-up.
After 20 years playing Football in England at school and county level, he came to New Zealand to pursue new ventures, featuring for Eastern Suburbs, Manurewa and then Wanderers.
Much like Broderson, Kay is keen to get the season underway,
“I’m definitely looking at encouraging and supporting players to perform to the best of their ability within the development side. It’ll give new Premier League head coach Vladi options for player support into the first team when called upon.