Dan McKenzie to take the helm as coach of Rovers Ladies
Up-and-coming youngster Dan McKenzie has stepped into the role of Napier City Rovers Ladies head coach.
McKenzie comes to Rovers with high recommendations from his previous coaching role at an Auckland college, where he was in charge of a girls junior team.
Hailed for his knowledge and understanding of the game, Dan’s love of playing football has led him into coaching roles, where he says he has grown a real passion for women’s football.
“I love all aspects of football. I’ve enjoyed playing football all my life, and I just thought why not give coaching a go,” says Dan.
“Coaching girls was a different challenge for me, because I’ve coached boy’s football before, but I had never coached girls. It’s just a different context.
“I enjoy it a lot more.”
Dan is not a complete stranger to Rovers, having previously played for East Coast Bays in the annual Napier City Rovers National Under 19s tournament at Park Island, and is looking forward to representing the Blues.
“I can’t wait to get started coaching and playing here.”
The ladies team will start training under the direction of their new coach next Wednesday, with their 2017 campaign kicking-off in April.
Dan and NCR would like to invite new and returning players along to the teams first training session.
For more information email Dan at email@example.com
Gold medal winners: Napier City Rovers over 45s in Whanganui at the weekend
Napier City Rovers were centre stage at Whanganui Masters Games last weekend, emerging with gold and silver medals at the biennial event.
Rovers entered two senior teams into the competition this year. The over 45s led by dynamic duo Jason Curtis and Terry O’Neill won gold, with the over 35s steered by former All White Perry Cotton claiming silver.
Blues head coach Bill Robertson to lead football academy
Young, aspiring footballers will be given an opportunity to become part of an elite football academy right here in the Bay when Napier City Rovers kick-off a new initiative in March.
Although a Rovers venture, the academy is open to budding footballers from all clubs in the area aged between 9 and 15.
Bill Robertson, Napier City Rovers Central League coach and Team Wellington captain, will be spearheading the academy as head coach.
Napier City Rovers is delighted today to announce Bill Robertson is staying on at the club as head coach.
The Englishman has signed another contract to lead the Blues in their upcoming 2017 Central League and Chatham Cup campaigns.
Fans will be delighted at the reappointment of Robertson, who has had a highly successful few seasons at the club.
In 2015 Robertson led the team to the Central League title, securing league records for points accumulated, 49, and goals scored, 80.
The former Capital Football Coach of the Year has consistently challenged for top honours, leading the team to the Chatham Cup semi-final in 2014, and narrowly losing to an extra-time goal in the final against Eastern Suburbs the following season.
Robertson will be supported by Hawkes Bay Premier League treble winning coach Stu James, as well as former All Whites, Perry Cotton and Marty Akers.
It's a new year and a new-look for Napier City Rovers as the club unveils its latest up-to-date website.
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