Olympic FC are pleased to confirm the appointment of Callum Muir as the club’s Head of Goalkeeping.
Muir will work with Olympic’s First Team Men’s & Women’s Goalkeepers as well as tier one NPL Academy & FQ Academy Goalkeepers.
Muir, who already worked with the club’s academy keepers last season, comes with five year’s experience at Brisbane Roar where he worked as the club’s Assistant Goalkeeper Coach in their Academy and National Youth League programs.
Whilst at the Roar, Muir also spent time working with the club’s A-League Women’s squad, his experience in female football also extended to a role as Mitchelton’s NPL Women’s Goalkeeper Coach last season.
Muir currently holds an FFA C Licence and FFA Level 1 Goalkeeper Licence, he will become a Level 2 Goalkeeper Licence candidate when he finishes the course in March.
Muir has already begun working with Olympic’s NPL Queensland Men’s and Women’s Goalkeepers, saying he was excited to be part of the first team environment.
“Olympic is a club I’ve followed very passionately for the last few years and it’s an honour to be directly involved with these teams,” Muir said.
“I’ve known both Ben (Cahn) and Danny (Byrne) for a couple of years and I have a huge amount of respect for what they have accomplished during their time here.
“To have the opportunity to be directly involved and witness them work on a regular basis is an incredibly gratifying experience.
“Additionally, we share a mutual understanding of effective skill acquisition so it all just creates a really positive environment for me to work in – I can’t wait for the season to kick off.”
Muir enters a second season working with Olympic’s Academy Goalkeepers and said he was looking forward to continuing to assist with the development of the club’s next generation of shot-stoppers.
“I’m really looking forward to working with this group again,” Muir said.
“I had the privilege of coaching most of them last season and to see their growth over the last 12 months was really rewarding for me.
“They’re such an easy group to build a rapport with and their attitude towards training and development is fantastic, I have no doubt that we’ll be able to produce some top-quality goalkeepers for the club and beyond.”
Olympic would also like to thank Brody Sams who departed the club for a new opportunity after working as the club’s NPL Queensland Men’s Goalkeeper Coach over the past two seasons.