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New appointment for Head Coach 2022

Liam Mulrooney has been appointed as the 2022 Head Coach for the Bay Olympic Men’s Premier Team in the Northern Regional Football League, replacing Paul Marshall who has stepped down after 3 years in the role.

Club Chair Graham Leaming, delighted to appoint Liam to the role - “He has played 87 games for the Club & has been Paul’s Assistant for the past 3 years. As well as playing at the top level for many years under various coaches, he has worked as an assistant with some excellent coaching teams over the past 6 years including Paul - so is more than ready to take on the Head Coach role. We’re excited about the future, Liam’s playing & connection with the Club is important, he’s very well respected by the players.”

The Club are delighted at the Coaching & Management team Mulrooney is building. “James Pritchett is Liam’s first appointment as Assistant Coach. James also has a long association with the Club, playing 132 games for Bay Olympic & since retiring, has coached elite youth teams at the Club over the past three years. Members are delighted to see Pritch involved & his recent involvement with youth will be an invaluable link for 2022 & beyond.”

Jon Gwin, Michelle Pravin & Andy Phipps will continue, & David White will rejoin the Coaching, Medical & Management group. Liam is excited for the coming season & with the team structure he has in place. “Pritch & I have played a lot of football together & know each other very well – I’m really looking forward to getting started. Jon, Michelle, Andy & Whitey are tremendous people, they care about the Club & the Players appreciate them a lot.”

Leaming also acknowledged the contribution of Paul Marshall. “He’s made a huge contribution over the past 3 years. In his first year he led the team to promotion & a Chatham Cup semi-final. The past 2 years have been interrupted but in truncated seasons, he led the team to top-half finishes. Paul brought Liam in as Assistant, confident in the contribution he would make & to provide succession. Unselfishly he’s promoted that now was the time for Liam (& James) to take the lead. Paul’s passion, energy & desire is infectious, & his coaching record is outstanding.”


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