Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

U11 Kings Challenge for Keen Mentor

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

U11 Kings Challenge for Keen Mentor

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Byline: Jamie Gallagher and Milton Pollock

FORMER National Soccer League (NSL) and European football player Sean Lahiff is set to kick new goals with the Tweed Valley Kings.

Impressed with the club's development model, the accredited AFC-C Licence holder has signed on as head coach of Kings' under-11 squad.

Lahiff played in Sydney for Manly in the State Super League before signing with APIA Leichhardt in the old NSL, spending four years in Europe with several different clubs, and finally returning home to play for NSL side Newcastle Breakers.

He coached at Palm Beach for the past two years where he guided reserve and youth sides to consecutive titles, losing only one game in the process.

However, he recently parted ways with the club, feeling the board change had signalled a shift in the club's direction.

Where Lahiff feels Palm Beach are drifting away from the existing youth policy towards spending funds on recruiting new players, he feels the Kings' development model is one worth being a part of. …

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