Sam Morrissey appointed as Director of Football
We are excited to welcome Sam Morrissey into our Director of Football role!
Sam brings a wealth of experience across the youth, junior, mens and women's spaces that lends itself excellently to our Director of Football role. He is OFC/NZF B Licence accredited and has been part of the Petone FC whanau in the earlier stages of his coaching, and playing career.
His extensive experience includes:
Waterside Karori AFC
Technical Director (3 years)
Womans Head coach (2 years) and part of the Women's National League staff
Men's head coach and Assistant coach
U19's Head Coach
Federation Development Officer (Coach Education Lead)
National Women's League Assistant Coach
Federation Talent Centre Coach
Previous roles at Petone Football Club
Director of Women's football and women's first team head coach
Director of youth football
From Sam - "It's a real privilege to have signed on to support Petone for the 2024 season as the Director of Football. The Petone Football community is one that has already felt like home to me and I'm looking forward to returning and being a part of the magic that is Petone FC once again. The club has seen significant growth over the past few years and it's been great to watch the clubs development from the sidelines. I'm looking forward to contributing to this journey with you all in 2024!"
We are thrilled to have secured a Director of Football of such a high calibre and are confident that this will support the direction and growth of the club going into 2024.
Ryan Edwards to depart Petone FC
We regretfully announce that Ryan Edwards will not be returning in 2024 as our Director of Football and Men’s First team coach. We thank him for his significant contribution to our club over the last 3 years, the legacy he leaves puts the club in a great place going forward. Ryan, we wish you every success for your future and you are always welcome back to Petone, thank you for the impact you have made and the hard work you have put into our club.
To continue our success we are pleased to announce that Jamie O’Connor will step into the Men’s first team coach role and is committed to building a strong team to continue the advancement of our Men's Senior football Programme.
We are also looking to announce a new Director of Football and other coaching appointments shortly.
With all the hard work and progress that has been made over the last 3 years we are confident that 2024 will be another successful year for the club.