As I am sure you are aware Aldo Floreani indicated at the end of the 2016 season that he would be resigning as CBCOCFC’s Senior Coach.
On behalf of the Committee and the wider club community I would like to take this opportunity to thank Aldo for his wonderful contribution to our club. Aldo has consistently coached CBCOC’s into finals contention and he is departing the Senior Coach’s role having ensured the club is in a strong position to move positively into the future.
Following Aldo’s resignation the club has embarked upon a process of identifying and appointing a new coach for the 2017 season, and beyond.
Whilst we did not advertise the position, the Coaching Selection Panel did consider a wide number of potential applicants and from this group chose to interview three candidates.
All three of these candidates interviewed very positively and each presented their own unique strengths in regards to the Senior Coaching role at CBCOCFC.
Following this process, it gives me great pleasure to formally announce the appointment of Cail Harris as CBCOCFC’s new Senior Coach.
During Cail’s time at CBCOCFC he has been an integral part of the coaching group, as well as an outstanding player for our club. He has established excellent relationships with the playing group and as a staff member at CBC also maintains positive relationships with future players.
As a teacher Cail has the professional skills, knowledge and understanding to be a ‘teaching coach’, an attribute that the panel saw as critical given the young talent that the club has at present.
Cail’s presentation to the panel was outstanding. It was well considered and spoke in detail about methods of developing the young talent that will carry us forward over the coming years. He also identified the need to ensure all players understand their role and the specific coaching and feedback that will be required to guarantee on field success.
Cail highlighted the importance of our senior players in 2017. Their experience and football knowledge being vital in ensuring the playing group understand and are able to execute their roles, and that on field structures are being adhered to.
Cail acknowledged the complexities of being a playing coach and was able to clearly articulate the type of off-field structures that would be required in order to see him successfully achieve this dual role.
From our perspective Cail’s appointment, in combination with club Captain Anthony Watkins and Vice Captains Nathan Byrnes and Sam Raymond, is a watershed moment for the whole club (past, present and future) to galvanise behind this committed group of young and talented leaders.
It is, undoubtedly, an exciting time ahead.
One in….All in.
Paul Wadsworth, Director of Football