Bailey to 'fire up' Waterhouse squad

July 07, 2017

New Waterhouse Football Club technical director Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey is promising to bring back the glory days to the Drewsland club.

Bailey, who was appointed head coach last November when the Red Stripe Premier League club was in relegation danger, has been promoted.

"The aim is to bring back glory to Waterhouse. Our ultimate aim is to win the league next season. Waterhouse is a two-time national league champion and have been in the top four for many seasons, but have been struggling in recent seasons. Now, we want to do it for the faithful supporters. The supporters deserve that, so the aim is to challenge for the title," he said.

His first order of business was to stage a trial stint to look at players for the upcoming Red Stripe Premier League season. The week-long trial started on Monday and ends tomorrow.

"We have never really had trial before, but we have some spots to fill. We decide to give opportunities to other players. So far, we have identified three players and invited them to pre-season training," Bailey told STAR Sports, adding that there were some issues that needed to be addressed from last season.

"I saw a lack of commitment and will be looking at better preparation, mentally and physically. It's not all about the talent, we need people who are committed," Bailey said.

Among his staff is discarded former Maverley/Hughenden coach Lijyasu Simms as second assistant and Under-17 head coach.

"I am satisfied with the technical team. I try to hire people who are not egoistic," the former Tivoli Gardens championship coach shared.

Bailey, who is also a professional entertainer for over three decades, also had coaching stints at Arnett Gardens, Olympic Gardens and Duhaney Park.

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