Italo Stars are searching for a coach in the men's premier division this season. Pictures is Ben Perry (club president) Jack Turner, David Whitney, Brody Roberson, Joe Scofield, Mark Maslin (Board Member)
Italo Stars are searching for a coach in the men's premier division this season. Pictures is Ben Perry (club president) Jack Turner, David Whitney, Brody Roberson, Joe Scofield, Mark Maslin (Board Member) Steve Mackney

Coach needed for Italo Stars

EVERY team needs a coach and the task of recruiting people who are prepared to dedicate the time necessary to be a good coach, is far from an easy assignment for sporting clubs.

The challenge of finding a coach who is adequately skilled to coach at the higher levels of participation, becomes an even tougher mission and can be seen in Far North Coast soccer.

The annual negotiations to find at least ten coaches for each men's premier soccer team in the region, is again well advanced, although not every club is where they would like to be with these negotiations.

Although many of the clubs have secured their man for season 2017, Italo Stars is one of several clubs still searching for a coach to guide them through the upcoming season.

The proud North Lismore Club with a rich history of silverware in the top division extending back 1967, has languished below their historical position as one of the region's best teams for much longer than anticipated by many observers.

The most recent time that Stars were a genuine title holder was back in 2007 when they were runners up in the premier division grand final that year.

Most clubs go through a tough period at some stage and despite encountering a range of obstacles in the last decade, the typical resilience that underpins Stars fighting qualities, are again coming to the surface as the club tries to re-establish itself as a force in the premier division.

Club president Ben Perry says that discussions with a few potential coaches have not come to anything as yet.

With the season fast approaching and most of the other premier clubs having already named their head coach, Stars are anxious to secure their mentor at Barrow Lane.

"We have plenty of players ready to go, with interest coming from other clubs.” Perry said. "Young players like Reggie Sharpe, Brody Roberson, Davis Whitney, Joe Scofield and Jack Turner have shown themselves to be very capable at the premier level and we believe that these guys will form the basis of a good team if given the right coaching and support.”

Although finding a good coach is far from easy, Stars is confident that the depth and quality of players, sound facilities and their participation in the men's premier league, will be an attractive proposition for the right person.

The club has also reduced registration fees for junior players as part of their campaign to assist families.

Enquiries about the coaching role can be made to Ben Perry on 0414 624 639.



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