It has been a busy first two months for a couple of Unicol coaches. January saw Hayden Jones attend the New Zealand Football Senior 2/Youth 3 Coaching Course in Rotorua, building on his previous experience coaching in Rotorua at youth level and in Hamilton at senior level, Hayden will be running the Unicol Development squad in 2018.
In February, adding to last years Goalkeeping level 2 course, Robin Slade has attended the Junior Level 3 coaching course (also held in Rotorua).
Having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hillcrest United junior club last year, Unicol will be looking to develop players in the youth area with Hillcrest. The Junior 3 course will allow Robin to work with Federation U12 squads, but also develop the foundation skills in 9-12 year old players.