Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) have restructured their technical department, with two positions taken up by existing staff and a fresh face filling a vacated role.
Tasmanian NTC Women’s Coach Michael Edwards is to take up the role of FFT Technical Director.
David Wood Chats with him about the announcement and Michael explains he is really excited about his new role eager to lead the new-look technical department as well as retaining his leadership of the Women’s National Development Centre (formerly NTC) Program.
Essentially he will be looking to strengthen the relationship between the Federation and the clubs through Coach Education programs and working more consistently across the State in the youth development area.
Working with the club Technical Directors to support their club development programs will also be important.
Additionally, Head of Skill Acquisition Anthony Alexander, will take up a new role with a particular focus on the north and north west of the state, working closely with the clubs and stakeholders in that region. The role will include the control and organisation of development centres in both regions.
Anthony has played a pivotal role in the advent of the highly successful Skill Acquisition Programs (SAP) in recent seasons and looks forward to his next chapter in supporting the development of the game.
The third change in the technical department sees Holly Ayton appointed as Women’s Development Officer, following Rani Cavarretta’s departure from the role late last year. Ms. Ayton has rich history with the promotion of Tasmanian Women’s Football with Her Strike, a social media hub for discussion and promotion of the Women’s game in Tasmania. Ms. Ayton will now continue that good work as the state’s Women’s Development Officer.
Photo with thanks to Walter Pless