Northern Rovers have named Jordan Roberts as the head coach of their Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League squad.
He replaces Ben Bate who moved across the harbour to become head coach of league rivals Auckland United at the end of last season.
Roberts was previously the coach of Auckland United’s women’s reserves, and has coached senior and youth grades at United and its foundation club, Three Kings United.
Northern Rovers won the 2022 Women’s Premier League and were runners-up to United in the Kate Sheppard Cup.
Confirming Roberts’ role, Northern Rovers said his coaching highlights were working as a one-on-one coach for many years, helping develop players now playing at elite level in New Zealand and overseas.
He has his NZF/OFC C Licence and is working towards his B Licence.
Roberts has played in the Lotto NRFL with Central United, Three Kings United and, more recently, with Mount Albert Ponsonby. He’s also played for Auckland City.