Roslyn Wakari seek replacement for departing coach Jake Ward

Otago club Roslyn Wakari have announced the departure of their football development director, Jake Ward, who is to take up a coaching role with Lower Hutt City.

Ward (24) returns to Wellington where he was previously a youth coach and men’s reserves head coach for Stop Out in 2021.

Main photo: Jake Ward … returns to Wellington.

Farewelling Ward on social media, Roslyn Wakari said: “Thanks for all the new initiatives you have brought to our club and the fresh new perspective we hope to carry into the future.”

Roslyn Wakari have called for applications for the football development officer role, initially on a one-year contract.

Role requirements

  • Primarily leading player and coach development programmes in the junior and youth space.
  • Running skills centres, holiday programmes, one-on-one sessions, regional/national tournament participation, academy and in schools programmes.
  • Coaching players and coaches in the fundamentals of football to promote a passion for the sport at our club and in the local community.

The club says the role “suits a go-getter, positive and energetic person passionate about football and growing local talent through a range of pathways.”

Roslyn Wakari says the role has a competitive salary package, with vehicle, fuel card, office, club apparel, laptop, phone subsidy and PD support.

How to apply

Applications close at 5pm on Friday February 2, 2024.

Application package available from, and enquiries to, Wayne Facer at

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