Team Wellington Appoint Scott Hales as Head Coach

Team Wellington are pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Hales as the new Head Coach ahead of the forthcoming 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership season.

Hales appointment follows a thorough recruitment process led by Team Wellington’s Chairman, Peter Chote, and other members of the football board.

As an Advanced Coach Educator for New Zealand Football, Hales brings a wealth knowledge to the role and also holds an OFC/NZF 'A' Licence.

Chairman, Chote, is confident in the appointment and is looking forward to a new chapter with Hales at the helm.

“Scott has been instrumental in bringing success to Team Wellington and we are all excited by this appointment.  

“During the recruitment process Scott was able to articulate a clear vision of the culture and playing philosophy he sees for the franchise moving forward.

“Having been involved in the Team Wellington set up previously, it allows for some consistency and a seamless transition,” Chote said.

New Head Coach, Scott Hales was delighted to sign and is looking forward to the season ahead.

“It’s an honour to be selected as Head Coach to lead Team Wellington in to the next phase of development.

“I’ve been involved with the club over the past three years and we’ve enjoyed immense success during that time which I am proud to have been a part of.

“Continuity is the key for us. I don’t see this as a rebuild, but an opportunity to refresh and a return to winning ways,” said Hales.

Hales describes himself as a hands on coach and believes getting out on the pitch with the players is where the magic happens.

“Nothing puts you in touch with your players quite like being out there with them.

“I’m looking to develop Team Wellington as a genuine aspiration for local players.

“Nationally, Team Wellington are a flagship club but locally, we hold the important role of providing access to opportunities for players in the wider Wellington region.”

Hales is grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to upcoming season.

“I’d like to say thank you to the Chairman and the Board for their support, foresight and faith they have shown in my appointment.

“Team Wellington is a club associated with a great achievements and winning titles and I’m looking forward to bringing an entertaining style for our fans to enjoy.

“It’s going to be a great season.”

Scott will officially commence his role as of 01 September.