Andrew Clay leaves Northern Rovers to join local rivals West Coast Rangers

Long-time coach Andrew Clay has joined the coaching staff of Northern League club West Coast Rangers ahead of next season’s campaign.

Clay (55) leaves Northern Rovers, where he has been an assistant coach, and he’ll take up a similar role at Rangers.

Announcing his move, Rangers said: “Andy has been around top-level football for a while and is a wealth of knowledge so we look forward to his experience helping the club through the season.”

Clay, who holds an OFC/NZF A Licence, has been a successful women’s coach, leading Glenfield Rovers to three Kate Sheppard Cup victories (2014, 2015, 2017) and coaching national league side Northern Lights.

Northern Rovers, who were previously coached by Paul Gothard, have appointed Daniel Donegan as head coach for their 2024 Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship side.

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Main photo: Andrew Clay … to join West Coast Rangers for 2024 season. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Chad Coombes … coming back for another season at Rangers. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

West Coast Rangers have confirmed their men’s head coach for 2024 will be former All White Chad Coombes (40), who led the side to promotion and into the Northern League last season.

Also returning will be goalkeeper coach Matt Upton (34), who also takes the head coaching responsibilities for Rangers’ U-23 squad. He will be assisted by Mike Copeland, previously at Waitakere City.

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