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Melbourne City FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Wright as the new Head Coach of its Powerchair Football Team. Wright brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to the role, serving as the Assistant Coach for the Australian national team, the Poweroos, at the last World Cup in 2017 and the upcoming World Cup this year.

Robert Wright's coaching resume is impressive, with significant contributions to both national and club-level teams. As the Assistant Coach for the Poweroos, Wright played a vital role in guiding the team through the 2017 World Cup campaign, showcasing his strategic acumen and leadership skills on the international stage.

In addition to his national team duties, Wright has a history of success at the club level. He coached the Western Sydney Wanderers Powerchair Team during the 2014/15 season, where he was instrumental in developing players and fostering a competitive team spirit. His coaching prowess was further demonstrated through his role as Assistant Coach of the NSW state team, contributing to their strong performances in state competitions.

Wright’s appointment marks an exciting new chapter for Melbourne City's Powerchair Team. His extensive experience and dedication to the sport align perfectly with the club’s goals of achieving excellence and fostering inclusivity in Powerchair Football.

“We are incredibly excited to have Robert join us as Head Coach,” said Luke David. “His extensive experience and proven track record will be invaluable as we continue to build and strengthen our team. Robert's commitment to the sport and his ability to get the best out of players will help us achieve new heights.”

As Head Coach, Wright will lead the team into the upcoming National Club Championships, bringing his expertise and passion to every training session and match. His strategic approach and motivational coaching style are expected to enhance the team's performance and drive Melbourne City towards its goals.

“I am honored to join Melbourne City as Head Coach of the Powerchair Team,” Wright said. “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a talented group of players and contribute to the growth of the sport in Victoria. I look forward to the challenges ahead and am committed to helping the team succeed.”


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