SOLOMON Islands Futsal National Team, Kurukuru, has a new head coach.
He is Englishman Damon Shaw.
A statement from Solomon Islands Football Federation said Shaw applied for the job and was given the role by the SIFF executive committee after a successful zoom interview earlier this year.
SIFF said Shaw is a professional coach and is not new to the team having been a technical analyst for Kurukuru during the European camp in 2021 and the last FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania.
He began his futsal coaching career at the tender age of 21 and has valuable experience over the last 17 years that has seen him coach in England, Spain, Malta, Malaysia, Poland and Sweden. He’s also coached in the UEFA Futsal Champions League and the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
SIFF president William Lai said Shaw’s experience at the top level is a bonus for the team as he will also develop a strategic youth development plan besides his role as head coach.
He is due to arrive in the country soon once his immigration paperwork is processed.