Natalie Fulton steps down as M1s coach
Pembroke Wanderers can confirm that Natalie Fulton has unfortunately had to tender her resignation as Men’s 1st XI coach for the upcoming season and this has been accepted by the Club President, Alan Giles.
Please see below for a statement from Natalie and Alan.
Natalie Fulton, Men’s 1st XI Coach
It is with regret that I confirm that I am unable to continue coaching the Pembroke mens Senior 1st XI for the 23/24 season due to changing family circumstances.
The year was challenging from a results perspective, yet I still feel we achieved growth. We were able create depth in the squad, a renewed and improved team ethos and an understanding of tactical structures. This should create a platform to build from and I feel the team is well placed to have a successful campaign for the upcoming season.
I am grateful for the players commitment and training ethos and support within my role. Although it was a challenging year, it was a very enjoyable coaching experience. Thanks to Cookie our Manager for supporting me and the boys throughout the season, Nidge for keeping Iggy firing throughout the year, Mark Kavanagh for technical support and to our physio Mark Sheehy for keeping us all in one piece.
Thanks also to the club and specifically Alan Giles, Paddy Good and Dug Good, your support is much appreciated. I will continue to be involved in Pembroke as we work together to improve certain areas, support the team and players towards a successful 23/24 season.
Alan Giles, Club President
As president of Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club, I would like to put on record our gratitude and appreciation for the work and commitment that Natalie put in this past season and express our disappointment but understanding at her decision to step down due to family circumstances.
Natalie took on a squad in transition and, although results didn’t go our way over the season, the ambition to play good quality hockey was evident at all times. Natalie leaves a young squad in better shape, with far more top-level experience than when she arrived and that development was a key goal for the club.
Natalie will of course remain part of the Pembroke family and has agreed to continue her involvement in the club with a role that will support the club in its strategic plans going forward.
Our attention will now turn to finding a new M1’s coach to continue the development and plot our way back to the top level of Irish hockey.
To that end, please find below a link to the job description for the position of coach of Pembroke’s Men’s 1st XI:
Applicants can email their CV directly to Kristian.Mansfield@pembrokewanderers.ie
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