SA-born Dave Wessels new Force coach
Sydney - Struggling Super rugby club Force on Wednesday
appointed Dave Wessels as new head coach for the next two seasons to replace
the sacked Michael Foley.
At 33 years of age, Wessels, a former assistant who had been
filling in for Foley since he was fired in June, is the youngest coach in Super
"This opportunity is an amazing privilege," he
"Not only because I love the game of rugby but also
because I am so passionate about the Western Force and the people of Perth.
"What we want to do going forward is develop a
fantastic learning environment that people want to be a part of and that
embraces the unique pioneering spirit that Western Australians will be proud
Foley was dumped with a year remaining on his contract after
a poor season with the Perth-based team last in the Australian conference.
RugbyWA chief and Force general manager Mark Sinderberry
said Wessels was the right man for the club's future.
"The panel reviewed a number of strong candidates, but
it was decided that Dave (Wessels) was the right man to take this club
forward," he said.
"He has the full support of the playing group and has
already developed strong relationships on which he can now build."