Cambridge FC have appointed a new reserves team coach for the 2021 season.
He’s Colin Coster, a former South Islander with playing and coaching experience in Canterbury.
Though only in his mid-20s now, Coster is making the transition from playing to coaching after an injury-plagued playing career. His Christchurch clubs include Avon United, FC Twente 11 and Ferrymead Bays.
After cutting his teeth coaching juniors, he coached an U-15 girls side in 2015 and then progressed to spend two seasons coaching senior women’s football.
Having made the move to the Waikato, Coster sees the Cambridge appointment as a chance to pursue his coaching ambitions and to learn in a supportive environment.
The position provides an excellent opportunity to work with young players striving to succeed in the Northern League environment.
This year’s reserves league will be primarily an Under-23 competition, with the number of overage players restricted to five per match.
The reserves team plays in the Lotto NRFL reserves division and is primarily a development squad to support the first team and to prepare players for future inclusion in our top side.