Hibiscus Coast have appointed Maurie Wasi as head coach of their women’s Premier Reserves team and as the lead development coach for the new girls’ youth academy to operate in partnership with East Coast Bays.
Wasi (41) joins from Western Springs.
Announcing his appointment, Hibiscus Coast said: “Maurie’s signature is the next big step in our club’s mission to advance and strengthen our female talent pathways, and our commitment to increasing support around our fast-growing women’s programmes.”
Wasi would work closely with Coast’s technical director of football, Nathan Cranney, and head of women’s football Asher Trotter.
“Maurie brings with him a wealth of experience in both youth and senior football, domestically and internationally with OFC and Papua New Guinea,” the club said.
Wasi is in the final stages of completing his OFC/NZF B coaching licence.
Trotter said: “Hibiscus Coast is incredibly lucky and fortunate to add Maurie’s expertise, skillset, and character to our fast-growing elite women’s space and female youth pathway. His experience across different environments, both in New Zealand and abroad, and proven ability to bridge pathways for aspirational players and help them succeed is a perfect match for the type of coaching talent we want to have supporting our players.”
Coast’s appointment of Wasi in January 2024 follows the establishment of their partnership with East Coast Bays, and the re-appointment of Asher Trotter as Coast’s head of women’s football.
Women’s senior pre-season training starts on Thursday February 1, 2024.
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