Auckland City appoint Alfie Rogers to coaching role as he recovers from injury

Defender Alfie Rogers will get the chance to develop his coaching skills with national champions Auckland City while he recovers from a serious knee injury.

Rogers (28) has been appointed assistant coach to the Navy Blues’ U-23s squad.

He’s been sidelined since November but hopes to complete his rehabilitation in time to take part in this year’s National League championship round in September, if City are one of the four qualifying Northern League clubs.

Rogers will assist U-23 coach Valerio Raccuglia with the squad.

Main photo: Alfie Rogers … coaching during his rehabilitation. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

“I’ve played with a few of these boys here and If I can help them out in any way, passing on any knowledge I have and if that can make them a better player, that’s what I’m trying to do,” Rogers told Auckland City’s website.

“It’s good to have somebody with his experience beside me, so it will be a good addition to the team, I’m happy, very happy,” Raccuglia said.

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