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Welcome Juan


Bucklands Beach AFC is delighted to announce Juan Roman as the clubs new Technical Director and Head Coach of the Men’s First Team. Juan comes with over 23 years’ experience in coaching both local and international football, here in New Zealand and overseas. Holding a UEFA Pro License (the highest you can get) and with an MBA in Sports Organisation he brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to the club. As Technical Director he will oversee the football operations and development of coaches and players with the aim of delivering an even higher quality of service to our football community over all levels of the club. This is new position in the club and something that will continue to enhance the development of football out East for both Elite and Community players. As Head Coach for the Men’s First Team he’s committed to lifting the quality and competitiveness of the team so as to return to the winning ways of past years. Bucklands Beach Senior Club Captain Paul MacKenzie said “I’m so excited to have Juan join our team, he’s bringing such a high level of professionalism that I’m very confident of an extremely bright future at Bucklands Beach with him involved, and he’s such a nice guy!”. We offer a very warm welcome to Juan and his family at Bucklands Beach.