Albury United welcomes back favourite son Scott Kidd as senior men’s coach

BACK IN CHARGE: Scott Kidd is swamped by his players after taking Albury United to victory in the 2012 AWFA cup final. Kidd will return to the top job next season.
BACK IN CHARGE: Scott Kidd is swamped by his players after taking Albury United to victory in the 2012 AWFA cup final. Kidd will return to the top job next season.

Club stalwart Scott Kidd will return to lead Albury United’s senior men for the 2018 season.

A former coach and life member of the Greens, Kidd retired from the club’s top position in 2012 after winning the cup final against Melrose and 17 years in the top job.

He returns to the helm to help take United one further after it finished second in the league this season and reached the cup semi-finals under Matt Campbell.

Kidd’s history at the club spans more than 40 years, but his passion for the development of junior football and a desire to build the foundations for juniors to progress to the senior grades was a pivotal reason for his appointment.

“Scott has previously coached at all levels from juniors to seniors over his entire United career,” Albury United president Marty Chambers said.

“His continued involvement with the senior squad since his retirement in 2012 has reignited his passion to coach the senior men’s.”

Campbell coached the division one men’s team for the last three years, including a successful outfit which won the league title in 2015, along with co-coach David Smith.

“Matt has been a fantastic and dedicated clubman over his many years at United and we all can’t thank him enough for his time and dedication to the club,” Chambers said.

“Especially the last three years as coach of the senior men at United.”

Meanwhile, Tony Cigana will spearhead United’s senior women’s outfit again in 2018.

Cigana coached the senior women’s and the under 16s girls this year, achieving the league and cup double with the junior side.

“We are excited about the prospects of our junior girls divisions stepping up to the next level,” Chambers said.

“Tony’s vast experience as a coach at both club and representative level is important as Albury United looks to continue to build its female divisions.”

Cigana has extensive coaching experience at club and AWFA representative levels.

“Tony was a great addition to the club in 2017, and the female players enjoyed his vast knowledge of the game and his passion for women’s football,” Chambers said.

“Tony has shown he knows what it takes for success in both junior and seniors by winning the 2017 AWFA representative coach of the year, we can’t be happier with his re-appointment at United.”