Peter McGuinness returns to Hamilton Olympic

Hamilton Olympic Football Club is proud to announce that Peter McGuinness is to return to the Club as Head Coach from the commencement of the 2018 NPL Season.

“We are truly excited that one of our ‘old boys’, multiple Premiership winning player and coach, Pete McGuinness is returning to our Club. During his first stint here, he enjoyed great success as a three-time 1st Grade Grand Final winning player and lower grade Premiership and Grand Final winning coach. Coupled with his continued success and development as a coach, puts Pete well-placed to lead our football teams into the future” said Mr. Sofianos.

Pete McGuinness served Hamilton Olympic with distinction during his seven years at the Club from 1998 to 2004. In that time he:
won 3 consecutive 1st Grade Grand Finals as a player – 1998, 1999, 2000;
coached our Under 23s to 2 consecutive Grand Finals wins in 2003 and 2004;
coached our Under 23s to 2 Under 23 Premierships in 2001 and 2004;
as a player and coach contributed to 3 Club Championships in 1998, 2000 and 2001.

Since then, Pete has continued to develop and succeed as a coach, winning two more 1st Grade Premierships and two 1st Grade Grand Finals. He has been a W-League and NNSWF Coach of the Year, coached the NNSW Men’s Representative team and the Newcastle Jets W-League team.

“Olympic are one of the ‘powerhouse’ clubs in this region. I am honoured they have asked me to rejoin the Club where I started my coaching career. I am excited at working with the players, coaches and committee to build on the Club’s success both on and off the field.” said Mr. Mc Guinness.

Pete has also demonstrated a strong commitment to youth development over many years. He has coached at the NNSW Institute of Sport, the Emerging Jets, NNSW Boys’ representative teams and during 2015 was coach of the Newcastle Jets Youth team.

“Beyond his success as a senior coach, Pete’s commitment to youth development was a critical factor in our decision as it aligns with the strong commitment our Club has always had to youth development.” said Mr. Sofianos.

source: Tom Tsamouras

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