Terry Kirkham media statement

TK

Last Saturday night’s senior game between Moreton Bay United and Brisbane Strikers was my last game as the senior coach of Moreton Bay United FC. I advised the board on 27 July this year, in writing, that I would not be seeking a further term for 2015 as the senior coach of Moreton Bay United FC.

I want to clarify in this statement some rumours circulating back to me. I was not sacked. I also want to clarify the statement on the Moreton Bay United website recently regarding my departure stating there was a two year agreement between myself and the club. This was not correct, there was never a signed two year agreement in place. The reason for my departure, after commencing with the club at the inception in October 2012, is based on the business side of the club at senior level. I decided I could not work with the Moreton Bay United/ Albany Creek FC clubs’ limited resources into Moreton Bay United, the limited Moreton Bay United board and management moving forward. I have accepted a semi-professional contract with Peninsula Power FC for 2015 where the contract, resources and assistance in the one club suited me as a senior coach moving forward.

I would personally like to thank my family for so much time away from home and business working on the building of the senior foundations and looking after the players and club interests for little acknowledgement as I strived for NPL club success for the club over the past two years. I would like to thank Dom Hudak as my loyal assistant, all of the senior and junior players, the club’s coaching staff from the reserves to the under 12’s and all of the supporters who followed us. I appreciate the opportunity given to me at the start of the NPL system by the club’s Chairman Mr Claude Sorbello, Technical Director Salvo Sottile and the board members of Moreton Bay United to coach in the NPL with Moreton Bay United.

I wish everyone at Moreton Bay United/Albany Creek FC the very best for the future and I am sure the development will continue for the young players at the club into the future.

Terry Kirkham

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