Claudelands Rovers’ U-23 coach Hayden Miller has resigned his role at the club to join the coaching staff at Waikato rivals Cambridge.
Rovers’ head coach Paul Richardson announced Hayden was making the move, and wished him well.
Richardson, who joined Rovers from Cambridge two years ago, said:
“I would personally like to thank Hayden on behalf of the club for his hard work and passion with the U-23 group last season and the U-19 group that went to Napier tournament last year. I wish Hayden all the best in his future coaching endeavours.”
Miller (50) is an experienced coach, coaching at Hamilton’s St John’s College, and having coached previously at Hamilton Wanderers.
Richardson said Claudelands Rovers would announce Miller’s replacement later in the week.
Richardson took over the head coaching job at Rovers from Mark Cossey who has joined league rivals Papamoa.
Rovers and Cambridge will compete in the revamped Lotto NRFL Southern Conference, a competition that replaces the Lotto NRFL Second Division.
Cambridge have a new coach, in Jordan Shaw (30), who joins after a decade of playing at Northern League and National League level, mainly for Hamilton Wanderers.
Clubs in the Southern Conference are: Cambridge, Claudelands Rovers, Taupo, Papamoa, Te Awamutu, Otumoetai, Waikato Unicol and Ngongotaha Lakes (a joint venture by Ngongotaha AFC and Lakes FC).