COACHES

Paul Gothard - Director of Football

OFC/NZF B, FA/UEFA Goalkeeping B, FFA L3 Advanced, AFC B and L2 Advanced Goalkeeper Licenses

In his role as Director of Football, Paul will play a crucial role in encouraging and supporting our junior and youth programme. With his extensive coaching experience and vast knowledge of the game, Paul will be able to design and implement programs that not only develop the technical skills of our young players but also nurture their passion and love for the sport.

Paul joins us for 2022 onwards, having been with the Wellington Phoenix on their coaching team. Prior to this, Paul has had various roles with NZF, Auckland City FC and was part fo the England C team through the 90's.

Daniel Donnegan - Premier Mens coach


Craig Alexander - Premier Women's coach

We are excited to introduce Craig Alexander as the newly appointed head coach of our premier women's team. A well-respected figure in New Zealand's football circles, Alexander brings a wealth of experience and a rich coaching background to our squad.

With a track record of success at various levels of the sport, including impressive stints at Glenfield Rovers and Auckland City, as well as providing guidance to the NZ U20's, Craig is well-equipped to lead our team with a blend of tactical acumen and a deep understanding of the local football landscape. His passion for the game and commitment to player development is set to infuse our club with a renewed spirit as we embark on the journey towards success in the upcoming season.

Craig is a respected and admired coach in the Auckland football community, and he is committed to supporting the development of female football at Northern Rovers and beyond.

Premier Men Assistant Coach


Premier Women's Assistant coach

Stuart Dove

We’re excited to welcome Stuart Dove to our coaching staff as the new assistant coach for the premier women's team. Stuart’s valuable experience in coaching and his understanding of the game make him an excellent addition to our team. Stuart's notable coaching career includes a solid four-year period at Forrest Hill Milford, where he played a key role in coaching the U14’s and U16’s Girls TDP and a successful stint at Westlake Girls High School, guiding the Junior A team for three years.

Most recently, Stuart demonstrated his coaching skill at a senior level with Birkenhead United Women’s First Team. Over two consecutive seasons he was instrumental in leading the team to an impressive accolade as champions of the Women’s Conference in 2023.​​​​​​​

U23 Men Head Coach

Andy Clay

Reserve Women Coaching Team

Andy Andersen and Steve Barker


U17 Boys Head Coach

Freddi Gonzalo

U16 Girls TDP Coaching Team

Dene Gilmore and Jill Gilmore

U15 Boys Head Coach

Dave Springer

U14 Girls TDP Coaching Team

Dean Dodds and Andy Moore

U14 Boys Head Coach

Guy Herve

U13 Boys Head Coach

Andy Andersen