Photo: Kurt Reynolds, the former Young Socceroos captain, conducts a junior trial in Hobart [PlessPix]
Tasmanian Kurt Reynolds is Football Federation Tasmania’s new technical director and game development manager.
Reynolds replaces Steve Payne, who resigned at the end of August after less than a year in the job.
Reynolds, a former Australian youth international captain, has been the Northern Development Officer for the past 12 months.
“Football Federation Tasmania is delighted to be able to appoint Kurt to the position of Technical Director/Game Development Manager,” said FFT CEO John Boulous.
“This position will continue the implementation and increase the awareness of the National Curriculum.
“The position will focus equally on both the advanced and community male and female player development and coach education pathway.”
Reynolds played in the old National Soccer League with Blacktown City, APIA Leichhardt and West Adelaide.
He played in Tasmania with Launceston City before joining the Australian Institute of Sport and captaining the Young Socceroos at the World Youth Cup Finals in 1987.
“This appointment represents a significant personal and professional achievement for me and is an opportunity that I feel very proud to be able to undertake in my home state,” said Reynolds.
“I look forward to commencing 2011 with a strong program of technical and game development projects and adding value at all levels within the game.”
Reynolds will officially commence in the role on Monday, 10 January 2011, and will initially remain based in Launceston.
Football Federation Tasmania will seek applications for the Northern Development Officer position in the New Year.