BPL Coach of the Month – July – Bobby Hamilton (Wolves FC)

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Congratulations to Bobby Hamilton from Wolves FC who is the Red Lion Football/Queensland Soccer News Brisbane Premier League Coach of the Month for July. The selection panel was impressed with Wolves unbeaten run through that month.

Hamilton came into the club in tough circumstances after the well-documented departure of former coach Sam Saif at the end of last year with the majority of last year’s Premiership-winning squad also leaving. This meant that Hamilton had to shape a whole new team and they are starting to gel, with the second half of the season providing better results than the first as the coach reflected on.

“I think the reason we’ve had a fairly sound second half of the season is because of the players. The players have been really committed. I’ve said all along to the players continually, I’ve been really happy with their commitment, their effort and dedication. We spoke about if we keep doing that, things will start to improve, we’ll get results and I think we have done that and it’s all credit to the players.”

One of the players who has grabbed his opportunity in the first team is Alistair Davis and is a surprising co-leader in the league’s Golden Boot race, netting 17 of his side’s 34 goals this season with two hat-tricks in his last three matches.

Hamilton offered, “For a team sitting in eighth spot (that achievement) is fair unique and if he ends up getting that (Golden Boot winner) over the next few weeks, it will be a great achievement for him. Particularly in the off-season he was a bit of a slow starter because he had a long-term injury and it took him a little while at the beginning of the season to get full fitness and his sharpness. Once he’s got that, he’s really kicked on.”

Wolves still find themselves in a precarious position in terms of potential relegation. While the senior team sit in eighth position, they are at threat of relegation under the Club Championship system. The club is currently in the drop zone, locked in a bitter struggle with UQFC.

You can see Wolves in action this Saturday night as they make the short trip down Wynnum Road to take on Easts at Heath Park. Kick-off is at 7pm.

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