Young Matildas Coach joins FFT ranks
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09.08.2013 09:17 Age: 1 year
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Young Matildas Coach joins FFT ranks

Prior to head up technical department


Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Spencer Prior as FFT’s new Technical Director.

Prior was born in England and had a very successful playing career with 600 League games including 150 English Premier League appearances with stints at Derby County and Manchester City.

Prior has been in Australia since retiring from professional football in 2006 and boasts an impressive coaching resume from his time in the country. 

His coaching experience includes two years as an Assistant Coach of the Australian Women’s National team from 2011-2013, and involvement in the AIS program as an Assistant Coach and acting Head Coach in 2012. Prior is also the current Head Coach of the Young Matildas team.

FFT CEO John Boulous is extremely pleased to welcome Prior to FFT.

“I am delighted to have someone of Spencer’s credentials join FFT, Spencer will be a fine addition to the staff and will head up our technical department.

“Spencer will work to build on the solid foundation laid down in the state. The key focus of his role will be on player development and coach education programs and ultimately bringing better football outcomes statewide working with our member clubs and junior associations.”

Prior will bring a hands on approach to the role.

“I am really happy to get down here and get stuck in and work with the clubs from the grassroots right through to the Victory League clubs.

“My aim will be to get out and go and work with them on the pitch as I think this is something that is really important in terms of getting coaches to improve so they can raise their standards, which in turn will raise the standard of the players we produce.

“Coach education is something I am very passionate about as we all want to better ourselves to improve and make this game as good as it can be within Tasmania,” said Prior.

The current Young Matildas Coach is looking forward to interacting with the football community.

“I’d like to thank the board for giving me this opportunity and if anyone sees me around feel free to come and talk to me about football.”