We are pleased to announce that we have signed Adam Dickinson as our Men’s 1st team coach for the 2019 season. Dickinson was previously involved with the Club as a 1st team player as well as coach of the Reserves and U19 teams in 2016. Club Chairman Dave Crombie said “we are delighted to have Adam on board again in a player/coaching role. The Club has big plans for the 2019 season and it’s great that Adam wants to be a part of those. Adam is a fierce competitor and will bring a real edge to the environment”.
Adam has packed a lot of pedigree into his football career. Born in Liverpool Adam started his career at Tranmere Rovers in 2005. He played one season there, moving in 2006 to Connah's Quay in Wales. In 2009 Dickinson left the UK, moving to New Zealand to play for Auckland City FC in the ASB Premiership. In 2010 he played for Navua FC, a Fijian Club. With Auckland City, he won two domestic league seasons (2008/09 and 2013/14) and five times the OFC Champions League (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). In 2014 he transferred to Auckland City’s arch rivals, Waitakere United for the first half of the season then joined Canterbury United for the remainder of the 2014-15 ASB Premiership. In 2016 he joined Amicale of Vanuatu to contest the OFC Champions League. During the Winter seasons Adam has played for Birkenhead and most recently with Western Springs.
Dickinson said “I’m really pleased to be appointed and excited about the prospect of building a high performing team with a goal of getting the Club back into the Premier Division. The Club has big ambitions and it’s going to be great to be a part of delivering on those. We have a promising crop of youngsters coming through and I’m really confident we’ll have a very strong squad for the coming season”
Crombie said “we are well placed to have a great 2019 and aim to continue to develop the Club both on and off the field to ensure sustainable success”.