Thursday, April 14, 2022

Gaetani and Riverside part company

Photo:  The coaching chair is vacant at Riverside Olympic after the club parted company with coach Alex Gaetani, shown here at the game against Glenorchy Knights at KGV Park on 19 March 2022. [PlessPix] 

NPL Tasmania club Riverside Olympic have parted company with their senior coach, Alex Gaetani.

The club released the following statement this evening:

“The Board of Riverside Olympic Football Club (ROFC) met recently and have made the difficult decision to part ways with NPL Head Coach Alex Gaetani.

Alex was appointed as the inaugural Head Coach when the Club entered the NPL statewide competition in 2019. Alex has made a significant contribution over the past 3+ years. The Board recognises and acknowledges that Alex has been an important role model and coach for many ROFC players over this time, including his contribution to the implementation of the successful junior program that will see many ROFC players striving to the next level over the coming years.

The Board thanks Alex for his dedication and commitment during his time with ROFC and wish him well for the future.”

Riverside are currently in last place on the NPL Tasmania competition standings.

They have lost all four of their games this season and have conceded 18 goals while scoring none.

Riverside finished last in 2021 and second-last in 2020.


Photo:  Anton Rohner (right) with South Hobart coach Ken Morton. [PlessPix] 

In other coaching news this season, Anton Rohner, who coached Taroona last season, is currently an assistant to Ken Morton at South Hobart.

Llewyn Tubb is coaching Taroona this year.

Photo:  Nick Di Martino is now at Olympia Warriors. [PlessPix]  

Former assistant at Taroona, Nick Di Martino, has moved to Olympia Warriors as assistant coach.

Nathan Robinson has also returned to South Hobart after refereeing for several seasons.

Photo:  Nathan Robinson is back with South Hobart. [PlessPix]  

Robinson coached South Hobart to the title in 2002 before moving to University as coach.

He has also coached Beachside.

Former Beachside coach, Romilton Amaral, has moved to Kingborough Lions United as assistant coach.

Photo:  Romilton Amaral (Kingborough Lions United). [PlessPix]


In the Women’s State-wide Cup on Wednesday. Clarence Zebras beat Olympia Warriors 5-0 at home at Wentworth Park.

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