- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 15 October 2014
Photo: Kurt Reynolds, who coached Launceston City in the 2014 Victory League competition [PlessPix]
Launceston City have parted company with their Victory League coach Kurt Reynolds after just 12 months.
Launceston City finished last in the inaugural Victory League competition in 2013 and, although they managed three wins in 2014, they still collected the wooden spoon.
Reynolds, a former captain of the Young Socceroos (Under-20s) and who began his playing career at Launceston Juventus, as the club was then known, was also in charge of the Launceston City Skills Acquisition Program and other development programs at the club.
“In a meeting last night at the club, I was advised of the above with the club stating ‘cultural and interpersonal’ issues as the main reason,” Reynolds said.
“Football outcomes were not part of the consideration.
“I am personally disappointed not to have the opportunity to progress the very positive inroads achieved at Victory League level this season.
“From a football perspective, things were heading in the right direction.
“Every club has its own culture and beliefs.
“This I must respect. However, if some individuals don't see me as part of that, then that is fine.
“It has been a pleasure contributing at the club as Victory League head coach and working with the SAP and development programs at Launceston City FC.
“Solid progress has been made throughout.
“I wish the club all the best going forward.”