Appointed as Football Development Coach for Franklin United
SOLOMON Islands former football international, Henry Fa’arodo Junior has been announced as the new Football Development Coach for Franklin United, a football club in New Zealand.
Henry is now living and working in New Zealand with his family, after retiring from professional football in 2017.
He currently plays as a striker/midfielder for Hamilton Wanderers in New Zealand. He was also a former captain of the Solomon Islands national team.
His new appointment was officially announced by the Club yesterday.
“What a start to the year for Franklin United football!
“The club are delighted to appoint Pukekohe resident Henry Fa’arodo into the newly formed position of Football Development Coach for Franklin United,” a statement from the Club said.
It added that, Henry is in a transitional stage of his footballing career from playing to coaching, which he has been developing over recent years.
“His time playing professionally and captaining his country has put him in good stead for working with players to improve them daily on and off the field.”
Henry is the first coach to have come through the Franklin United ranks who has been given the opportunity to work full-time in the game. We look forward to others joining his pathway as the club continues to grow, the statement added.
“This year Henry has worked in the ever improving Youth Talent Centre programme and is a B-Licence candidate.”
The Club statement said Henry’s main roles will be overseeing the Youth Talent Centre and Holiday Programmes, with a number of extra programmes being created over the next few years.