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Weston Checks Out of Warrior Park

Solstice Photography

The Olympia FC Warriors are on the hunt for a new senior coach after Kenny Weston handed in his resignation just months after taking the job.  The Englishmen has stepped down from his role in order to move back to Western Australia for family reasons leaving the Warriors once again on the hunt for a new coach.

Olympia Warriors President George Mamacas released the following statement announcing the departure.

“On Monday morning I had to reluctantly accept Ken Weston’s Resignation. Ken and his family have made the decision to go back to his wife’s home state being Western Australia. The Olympia FC Board wish Ken and his family all the best for their future. 

We have already made contact with a number of prospective candidates for the position of head coach of Olympia FC. We are hoping to announce an appointment within the next 3 weeks. Olympia FC remains committed to winning at the senior level and will challenge for all the major trophies include the 2018 NPL title. This will require a full time professional coach and a committed playing squad. I have no doubts that our NPL and challenge squad are committed to our club and will serve for 2018.” 

The resignation represents a major setback for the Warriors with Weston’s hiring seen as a long term appointment when he was ushered in to replace Ian Shaw earlier in the season. Whilst the Warriors indifferent league form fell short of expectations, they still managed a second placed finish and Weston was able to guide the side to a Lakoseljac Cup triumph which will be the legacy he leaves from his shorter than expected stint at the club.

Whilst the news comes as a shock for the Warriors camp, the timing will allow the club to take their time finding a replacement to work with the squad for the 2018 season as they aim to challenge once again for the League title that they last claimed back in 2015 under Glen Mcneill.

Weston will return to Western Australia- Solstice Photography


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