Northern League club Western Springs have appointed Scott Hales as the club’s Head of Men’s Football.
Hales (41) is moving to Auckland from Wellington where he has been head coach at national league club Miramar Rangers.
His appointment at Springs follows the departure late last year of Chris Zoricich who has moved to Australia.
Hales holds an OFC / NZF A Licence and UEFA B Licence and has significant experience in all facets of the game, having led development programmes at junior and youth levels through to elite levels.
As a coach with Team Wellington, he won three National League titles (former ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership) between 2016 and 2021.
In 2018, Team Wellington won the OFC Champions League and qualified to play in the prestigious FIFA Club World Cup later that year. Hayes was made Team Wellington Head Coach from 2019 to 2021 and more recently took Miramar Rangers to the new National League and Chatham Cup final.
Western Springs Executive Chair Grant Ramsay said: “This is a very important appointment for the club, and I’m delighted to have someone with Scott’s experience and track record leading the men’s football programme.”
Hales has agreed a three-year commitment and starts at the club in January, with an initial focus on the men’s premier team’s pre-season programme.
Meanwhile, Hales has been replaced at Miramar Rangers by Kale Herbert.
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