David Mulligan appointed Coach of ECB Premiers

East Coast Bays are pleased to confirm that David Mulligan has been appointed Head Coach for the Premier Team playing in the Lotto NRFL Premier League, taking up the role with immediate effect.

David had a long and successful professional career playing over 180 games in the English Football League at Championship, League One and League Two level, before returning to New Zealand in 2008 to play for the Phoenix, then moving on to play more than 50 games in the ASB Premiership for Auckland City, Waitakere United and Hawkes Bay United.

At international level, David represented New Zealand at the Under 17 World Cup in 1999, going on to play at Under 20 and Under 23 level and gaining 31 full international caps, culminating in being selected in the 23 man squad for the 2010 World Cup Finals held in South Africa.

Whist back in New Zealand, David gained coaching experience in the local community whiel gaining formal qualifications and leading FTC and NTC grades before taking on the Head Coach role at Forrest Hill Milford in 2013. In successive years he got them promoted from Division 2 to the Premier League, playing an attractive brand of attacking football.

The Club is delighted to have secured David's services and look forward to working with him as we prepare for the 2017 Lotto NRFL season


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