Promoted Yamba seeks new coach

TOP-FLIGHT Yamba Football Club is hoping to end its search for a coach in time for a maiden First Division title tilt.

Without a mentor for the past few years – spent in North Coast Football’s lower leagues – the club is hoping to appoint a person to the top job in a professional shake-up.

Previously the clipboard has been handled by a committee and senior squad members.

But with most rivals employing a qualified coach, Yamba is hoping to follow suit and keep pace with the opposition.

Treasurer Mark Skippings is hoping to have a new boss in time for April’s first match.

“Over the past four of five years we have been in second and third grade and we have managed without a coach but this year we have gone to First Division and it’s quite a big step up,” he said.

“We are after someone who can help us pick sides.

“They will handle the tactical side of things and get to know the players.”

North Coast Football is holding coaching courses in March which Yamba happy to pay for costs involved.

But with training starting next week, time is running out.

“We had a committee picking the team and it worked OK because we were in Second Division and it wasn’t a high level,” Skippings said.

“But if players are going to be thrust into a higher level we want them concentrating on the game.

“On the negative side (of getting promoted) it puts pressure on the club.”

The club stormed to the Second Division minor premiership and grand final titles in 2009.

Yamba will field three teams and will train two nights per week.

  • For those interested in the coaching role contact Mark Skippings on 0421 724776 or yamba.fc@gmail.com.


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