Team Wellington is pleased to announce the re-signing of Bill Robertson for the 2016-2017 Stirling Sports Premiership.
The 32 year-old centre-back returns to Team Wellington having co-captained the capital side to their maiden Premiership in 2015-2016 and to the final of the 2016 Oceania Champions League. While Robertson was pleased with the accomplishments of last season he felt there was still unfinished business to attend to.
“I’m delighted to be re-joining TW for my third season with the club. The experiences of challenging for top honours both domestically and in the O-League have been very enjoyable and I’m looking forward to continuing that this season."
Not only can Robertson be expected to be called upon for his defensive qualities on the pitch but his tactical acumen is certain to be solicited by Team Wellington Coach Jose Figueira off it. As player/coach for his winter club Napier City Rovers, Robertson guided Rovers to third in the Central League.
“My role as Head Coach/player at Napier City Rovers has kept me busy over the winter period in a very competitive Central League. I am now looking forward to focusing all my energy on achieving success with Team Wellington again.”
Robertson felt it was important for Team Wellington to get off to a strong start.
“The national league continues to improve each year and with the addition of more teams this season it will be even more competitive. Team Wellington faces a real challenge to retain the title and I’m sure the season will be very entertaining and a great showcase for New Zealand Football.”
Exodus Team Wellington coach Jose Figueria was pleased to have Robertson returning and values his positive influence on the team, “Bill is a key member of the squad and with his natural leadership and vast experience at the top level I am very happy to have him part of the squad. Bill also brings with him an excellent understanding of the game which is very valuable as we begin to implement our new playing concepts.”