UWANFC Bid Farewell to Beech

Chris Beech (left) has taken up a position as Operations Coordinator at the FFA in Sydney

Chris Beech (left) has taken up a position as Operations Coordinator at the FFA in Sydney

Reserves co-coach and experienced UWANFC state league player, Chris Beech, has departed the club to take up a position as Operations Coordinator of the Westfield FFA Cup and PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues at the FFA headquarters in Sydney.

Unfortunately the job means Beech will have to depart his coaching position at UWANFC, an experience that he has rated very highly. “I’ve had a blast with my first step into the coaching scene. I think a lot of enjoyment comes down to the playing group but also the coaching support team at UWANFC.” Beech also expressed a desire to return to the coaching scene in the future, “I definitely think that I will be keen to put my hand up once more down the track for a coaching gig, I’ve enjoyed the challenge of looking at matches differently and its been extremely enjoyable to work with Clive.”

Beech has been apart of many clubs during his time in Perth, but he’s stayed at UWANFC for the transitional part of his footballing journey. Beech factors his prolonged stay at UWANFC down to fantastic personal. “From the President to the Committee, the coaches and the players, there really is a great bunch of people at the club that are all doing what they enjoy”, explained Beech. “It is enjoyable to know you get along with the crew just as much off the pitch as you do on it.”

UWANFC is the largest football club in WA, with over 1,700 members, but Beech can see the club reaching even greater heights. “I truly believe the club has a huge amount of potential for the future. With registration numbers increasing each year and Gerhard and Michael leading the charge for the State League set up, the sky is the limit.”

As he departs UWANFC, Beech reflected on his best moments at the club. “Being apart of the squad which had success from Sunday Premier League before being promoted to State League would be one of the highlights,” expressed Beech. “However, I think one of the ‘unusual’ moments that is up there for me was tying with Kamando for the Reserve’s Golden Boot in 2015 whilst playing centre back. I’m not usually one for individual awards, but that will always hold a special place, based on the fact that I don’t usually score a lot of goals, and half of them weren’t with my head, which is also rare. I think the fact that I will never win another golden boot again makes it special for me. Hopefully I keep putting them in at the correct end of the park which was my issue last week!”

From everyone at UWANFC, we wish Chris Beech the best of luck at his new position with the FFA. Congratulations and we’re sure you’ll do not only UWANFC, but also the whole of WA proud.