Local soccer coach lands premier league role

Local soccer coach Doug Mckenzie has been appointed as the Griffith and District Football Association Coach Development Manager.

Doug Mckenzie with promising Forbes soccer players (back) Abbey Nolan-Hodges, Michael Behan, Emily Malloy, (front) Samuel Motley, Ash Johasson, Noah Skinner and Josephine Mckenzie.

Doug Mckenzie with promising Forbes soccer players (back) Abbey Nolan-Hodges, Michael Behan, Emily Malloy, (front) Samuel Motley, Ash Johasson, Noah Skinner and Josephine Mckenzie.

Griffith District FA own and manage the Riverina Rhinos who play in the Canberra National Premier League and the Football Federation Australia FA Cup fielding teams from Under 13 youth to first grade mens.

Mckenzie will coach the Under 18 boys squad.

In addition, his role will be to increase girls and boys participation rates in soccer and much more. 

Mckenzie, together with fellow coaches Johnny Kuntze and Troy Fitgerald and the endorsement of Forbes District SC President Simon Moore and Club Executive, have established excellent training and development programs and increased participation in local soccer.

Forbes will be represented by almost 30 players in the Lachlan United Under 10s to 14s Western Youth League Squads who play the best from Young, Cowra, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Mudgee.

At Western NSW level Forbes is represented by: Stephanie Behan (U/14 Girls), Abby Nolan Hodges, Emily Malloy and Ruby Smith (U/13 Girls) noting that both Abby and Emily will compete in Australian National Indoor Futsal Championships in Canberra 8-12 January 2018.  Boy representatives include Brodie Hodges (U/14 boys) and Quinn Hennock (U/13 boys).