Waikato Rapids looking for new coach for next year’s Ford Futsal SuperLeague

The Waikato Rapids seek a new head coach for the 2023 Ford Futsal SuperLeague season after a decision by Wesley Hendricks to step down from the role.

Hendricks says he needs to focus on his own well-being after a health scare.

Main photo: Wesley Hendricks … ‘pleased with progress’. Photo: WaiBOP Football.

Announcing his decision, Hendricks told WaiBOP Football: “It was been a huge privilege to be appointed as the head coach for the Rapids. I have committed myself wholeheartedly to the role for over a year.

“I was pleased with the progress we made, being able to compete in the Ford Futsal Superleague during 2022, and working with our local players.

“We created some great stories both on and off the court, and it was rewarding to support some of our younger players in making their debut this season.

“I would not have been able to do this without the support of many highly committed and talented people across the WaiBOP region.

“Most unfortunately, undergoing a health scare has meant that continuing this role into the next season is just not possible at this stage, but it has been a genuine pleasure and I am definitely looking forward to a return.”

WaiBOP Football said: “We thank Wesley for his work with the Rapids and for the huge effort he has put in over the last 12 months. We look forward to working with him through the Titans club he runs, at the Youth Futsal Championships, and with other futsal projects in the future.”

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How to apply

Expressions of interest are invited for the 2023 head coach’s role.

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Next year’s Men’s Ford Futsal SuperLeague

The next Ford Futsal Superleague will be played from February to April, 2023.

Player trials

Waikato Rapids

Venue: The Peak, Hamilton.
Dates: January 9 & 11, 2023 – 6pm to 8pm.

BOP Surge

Venue: Trustpower Arena, Mt Maunganui.
Dates: January 9 & 11, 2023 – 6pm to 8pm.

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