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Socceroo joins Hakoah Maccabi stable

Posted: 07-Apr-2011 by Maccabi NSW

 

In a major coup for Hakoah Maccabi, former Socceroo defender Hayden Foxe has officially joined the Feds football coaching staff, the club has announced.

Foxe will work alongside Mark and Alex Robertson as First Grade coaches, as well as running the senior academy with Mark Robertson and Neil Jablonski.

Foxe is excited about the role, which is his first coaching position since retiring from a stellar international and domestic career six weeks ago after a premiership winning stint at Sydney FC.

“I’m excited”, said Foxe. “The side has many talented players that like to work hard but at the same time play a passing game. I think, in time, this side has a real chance of winning promotion this year, which is our number one goal.”

Foxe has played for a host of international clubs, such as Ajax, West Ham, Portsmouth and Leeds United. He also represented Australia 11 times, where he scored two goals for the Socceroos.

After finishing his playing career with Sydney FC in the 2010/11 season, Foxe has now chosen to pursue a coaching career, and is looking forward to beginning this new era with his good friend Mark Robertson.

“I have been fortunate to have Mark as a friend for a long time as we started our international career together many years ago and are now starting our coaching pathway together as well.”

Foxe is looking to help restore Hakoah to its rightful place in the NSW football hierarchy, and is relishing the challenges ahead.

“The club has a lot of history in Australian football and our aim is to bring success back to the club by playing a good brand of football”.

Despite the loss on the weekend, Foxe is confident that the First Grade side will be a force this season.

“If we play with the same spirit and keep passing the ball, we will win more often than not this season.”

Chairman of the Hakoah Feds Committee, Jon Marcuson, is ecstatic with the acquisition of Foxe to the clubs coaching ranks.

“Hayden is exactly the kind of person we want coaching our senior academy and First Grade side”, said Marcuson. “This is a major coup for the club, as Hayden has a wealth of experience and will be invaluable to the players under his guidance”.

All of us here at the Feds club are eagerly waiting to see the bright red hair of Foxe pacing the sidelines with the Robertson’s this season as the First Grade challenge for promotion to State League Division 1.

- by Mark Jamison

 
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