Olympic FC wish to confirm that Russell Sommerville had been appointed as our new NPLW Head coach for the 2023 season.
Russell comes to Olympic having held coaching roles with Pine Rivers FC, Taringa Rovers FC, Grange Thistle FC, SWQ Thunder and Holland Park. His most recent role was with Lions FC as NPLW U23 coach in 2022 and Assistant Coach with the Senior NPLW team 2019-2021.
Russell has a passion for developing players to take the next step to senior football with 6 of his U23 players making their senior debuts in 2022.
“I’m looking forward to continue building on the good work Danny’s has done with rebuilding the women’s program at Olympic.
I will be focusing on giving players the culture, environment and the coaching to go to the next level.
Working in a professional environment at Lions FC has allowed me to gain valuable insights into what is needed to prepare players for the next level and how to build a successful program.
I’m also looking forward to working with Royce to bring the programs together so we have the one club mentality.”