THOMAS BROICH COACHING CAREER SET TO BEGIN AT BRISBANE CITY F.C.
Australian football and A-League legend Thomas Broich is set to transition into the next phase of his football career at Brisbane City F.C.
The dual Johnny Warren medalist was joined by Brisbane City club president David Asnicar and A-League bid chairman Robert Cavallucci earlier this week to finalise the details of Broich’s move into coaching.
Broich has been participating in recent Brisbane City training sessions and will be supported by the club as he gains his coaching certification in Germany.
He will also hold a pivotal role in shaping the club’s football department and culture in the event of a successful Hyundai A-League expansion application.
Broich said: “This has been a truly exciting few weeks for me, finding my feet, as I start the journey for the next phase of my football career.”
“It has been a real thrill to engage with so many talented kids in nightly coaching sessions from Brisbane City’s Academy, PS4 NPL teams and joining a session alongside John Kosmina’s first team.
“The technical and coaching staff at Brisbane City are some of the best I have seen and I am really looking forward to be able to contribute to the growth of junior skills and technical development at the club and across the wider game in Australia.
“Later this month I will be running a number of special clinics and camps at Brisbane City before heading off to Germany sometime in September to commence my initial UEFA coaching certifications.
“Early next year I will return to continue contributing as part of the coaching team at Brisbane City as we head into another season of the PlayStation4 NPL and just in time for the conclusion of the next Hyundai A-League season.
“I will continue to travel between Australia and Germany over the next few years as I gradually complete all of my coaching qualifications and being part of the coaching team at Brisbane City each time I am in Australia.”
Club President David Asnicar said: “Brisbane City has a compelling history, a 65-year football legacy that celebrates the role it plays in developing the football talent of tomorrow.”
“Having a superstar like Thomas Broich playing a coaching role at Brisbane City, mentoring and nurturing our talent means as a club, we can further cement our contribution to growing the beautiful game in Australia.
“Thomas will continue to work with our Academy, NPL teams and coaches, as well as our Development and Foundation Programs in what remains of the current season.
“In the early stages, it’s important we support Thomas as he transitions to session planning and training frameworks associated with junior development compared to the very senior A-league or adult level experience.”
A-League bid Chairman Robert Cavallucci said: “Thomas’s exceptional footwork is matched by an exceptional football brain, and I am thrilled that the boys and girls of Brisbane City will experience the benefits of his extraordinary career.”
“I am equally thrilled that as a club, Brisbane City is able to support Thomas as his career takes a new path.
“Brisbane City at its core is a family club that is connected to its community. I feel Thomas is already part of our family because for a long time he has been a part of our football community.
“We look forward to supporting Thomas over the next two years with his coaching journey, we thank him for his contribution to Australian football and look forward to how Brisbane City can partner with Thomas if our own football journey continues all the way into the Hyundai A-League.”