Bendigo City appoints Devlin as new technical director

BENDIGO City FC has welcomed Willie Devlin as its new technical director.

NEW ROLE: Bendigo City FC technical director Willie Devlin (right) with Football Federation Australia’s A-licence manager Kelly Cross. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

NEW ROLE: Bendigo City FC technical director Willie Devlin (right) with Football Federation Australia’s A-licence manager Kelly Cross. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Originally from Scotland, where he played for 20 years and earned a national cap, Devlin joins Bendigo City FC with two decades of coaching experience.

The B-licenced coach has held various roles, including head coach, state coach, coaching and development officer and director of coaching throughout the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to get involved with the Bendigo players,” Devlin said this week.

As well as his role with Bendigo City FC, Devlin, who is part way through his A-licence, will also provide technical direction to the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League.

“The whole of the Bendigo soccer community is united in seeking success for our talented young people and the continued growth of our game,” BASL president Adam Woods said.

“Having the right senior coaching staff on hand to develop our players, but more importantly our coaches, is critical.

“BASL is very pleased to be working with Bendigo City FC and supporting their announcement of Mr Devlin.”

The three-week junior trial period for Bendigo City FC and BASL representative sides for 2017 began last weekend and continue this Sunday and later on October 30 at Epsom-Huntly Recreation Reserve.

Meanwhile, Bendigo City FC captain George McHeileh has been named in the National Premier Leagues West 2 Team of the Season as a substitute.

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