One of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s most iconic goalkeepers, Sydney Olympic FC’s Paul Henderson will take charge of the Blues’ Goalkeepers when the 2020 season clicks into gear.
The 43-year-old has been an integral member of the Olympic side for the past several seasons and upon his journey has collected a number of trophies, premierships and championships not to mention ‘Keeper of the Year’ and ‘Team of the Year’ accolades.
Henderson will still don the gloves and be the back-up senior men’s shotstopper but will make way for another keeper who will have the tough task of taking over such a strong legacy the number one custodian had kept for so many years.
Sydney Olympic CEO John Boulos was delighted to have Paul in a more expansive role that will see him not only mentor and work with the club’s senior keepers but also provide experienced support in its match day squad.
“Paul has played close to 250 First Grade matches for the Club and the opportunity to have Paul remain involved with our senior squad is a huge boost for our coaching staff and players. Goalkeepers in our senior squad should be very excited to be able to work with someone of Paul’s experience.
“The experience and mentoring Paul will be able to provide the squad is invaluable and to also have him provide Goalkeeping support gives added depth to our senior squad. Paul is a legend of the Club and we are very lucky to have him around in this new role for the upcoming season,” Boulous added
Henderson was very happy to be continuing his involvement with Olympic.
“I am looking forward to undertaking this new role and challenge at a Club I love.
“I am excited to be working with some very talented keepers but also training very hard along the way in the event I am required to support the senior keepers throughout the season.
“The opportunity to work with the Goalkeepers, the leadership group and a new coaching staff is something that I can’t wait to positively contribute to”.