Northern Region Football are losing two long-serving staff members in Dave Alabaster and Christina Taylor.
Veteran coach and administrator Dave Alabaster will leave his role at NRF in December.
After more than 40 years coaching at all levels in junior, youth and senior levels, with male and female teams, he will relinquish his role as NRF’s Area Manager Northland Team Lead.
Main photo: Christina Taylor and Dave Alabaster … saying farewell to NRF.
Announcing his departure, NRF said:
“An NRF Life Member, Dave’s impact and legacy on Northland football, from growing the junior and girls’ game, to the successful club finals weekend formats, to his work with the Goodsports programme that’s seen a real improvement in player and sideline behaviour in community football, will be long-lasting.”
Another long-serving NRF team member, Christina Taylor, has retired from her role as Northland Club Support Officer.
NRF said: “Retiring after nearly 13 years with NFF and NRF, Christina has been the backbone of our Northland office for many years. She has worked tirelessly behind the scenes as community and club support in Northland, helping clubs with administration issues, reporting, referee appointments and communications, as well as Festival and Tournament delivery.”
Meanwhile, James Coleman has been appointed Area Manager Team Leader Northland.
NRF said: “James has been supporting and leading football in the Far North during his almost six years with us, including the successful school and Go Girls programmes in that time, and will assume his new role in late November.”