In the first of a string of exciting BPL and WPL announcements, TUFC is over the moon to announce that 𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐄𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐬 will return to the club in 2023 as the BPL U21 coach.
Rich’s affinity with the club goes back sometime having not only coached youth teams to League Championships, Grand Final Wins and COC semi final appearances, but also a year at the helm of our WPL squad. After a couple of years away at Central Coast United in the SAP and Youth space, Rich returns home.
On his appointment to the club, Rich had this to say:
𝐹𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡𝑙𝑦, 𝐼’𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑦 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒, 𝑇𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑙 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝐹𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝐶𝑙𝑢𝑏. 𝐻𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑢𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑠𝑦𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑚, 𝐼’𝑚 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑝 𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑏 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑃𝐿 21𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑠𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑒𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐶𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝐶𝑜𝑎𝑠𝑡. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑇𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑙 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝐵𝑃𝐿.
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