Report: Wehrman to join coaching staffPosted: September 16, 2013
Via Football Queensland: Kasey Wehrman will reportedly link up with the NYL squad this upcoming season as an assistant coach to Jeff Hopkins. Hopkins, who previously held roles within the club as W-League coach, and A-League assistant coach has taken over the role with the youth this season, replacing former coach John Sime.
Wehrman, 36, has a host of experience within Brisbane football, including being apart of the Strikers NSL championship winning season. He’s also got extensive overseas experience in Norway with Moss FK, Lillestrøm SK, Fredrickstad FK and SFK Lynn before returning to the A-League with Newcastle Jets. He’s also played for Australia in the Sydney Olympics, and also has 12 caps for the Socceroos. Wehrman began coaching this season with newly formed NPL side Western Pride guiding the side to 8th place in the inaugural NPL premiership with a record of 8 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses from 22 games.
“I will assist Jeff Hopkins with the youth team along with Joel Smith. But where I can I will help out a little bit with the senior boys as well, but not so much because there’s a lot within the youth team role as well.”
“It keeps me busy enough and I’m getting good experience as well listening in on the meetings with (Roar head coach) Mike Mulvey, (assistant coach) Ken Stead and (goalkeeping coach) Jason Kearton.”
Wehrman will get his chance to take on the Roar on Wednesday afternoon as the Roar play Western Pride out at Toowoomba Grammar School in their penultimate pre-season friendly for 2013. Brisbane start their National Youth League campaign at home to Melbourne Victory on October 26, with all home games played at Goodwin Park Yeronga –home of Olympic FC-.