Wagga City Wanderers have continued their impressive off-season recruitment drive with a host of new appointments in the junior department.
Fresh from their successful application to field three women’s teams in the Canberra-based NPL competition, the Wanderers have wasted no time in finalising senior coaching selections and, more recently, prospective junior coaches for the season ahead.
The likes of established seniors Kyle Yeates, Caylum Barber and Daniel Okot have been enlisted to steer the youth sides while talented prospects Zac Pinney and Sam Jones will also be involved in the coaching process
Football Wagga development officer and under 20s Wanderers coach Liam Dedini said the selections were part of a wider strategy to adopt a more “hands-on” approach to coaching junior sides and encouraging senior players to assist with the club’s next generation.
“We’re really trying to get the senior guys involved with the skills acquisition program (SAP) and we want a clear structure for those junior teams,” Dedini said.
“We’re looking at having a coach, assistant coach, and a senior player involved with every side. We think its good for the SAP kids and I think it’s also good for those under 15s and under 16s guys pushing for a senior Wanderers spot to get some coaching experience and help out in the club.”
Wagga City Wanderers Junior Coaching Appointments
Under 9s Boys
- Zach Pinney, Caylum Barber and Bryce Falepau
Under 10s Boys
- Sam Jones, Daniel Alampi and Samson Lucas
Under 11s Boys
- Ben Holt, Luke Stevens and Thomas Merrylees
Under 12s Boys
- Kyle Yeates, Daniel Okot and William English
Under 13s Boys
- Michael Babic and Darren Surrian
Under 14s Boys
- Manuel Donebus and Andrew Ceeney
Under 15s Boys
- Michael Lucas and John English
Under 16s Boys
- Scott Rohrich and Matt Casey
Under 9s Girls
- Jake Ploenges, Lisa Stevens and Zoe Jenkins
Under 10s Girls
- Luke Wilson, Brooke Gayler and Bree Lyons
Under 11s Girls
- Harry Byrnes, Sophie Merrylees and Hannah Stevens
Under 12s Girls
- Felicity Kerslake and Conrad Eyles
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