Andrew Heap appointed Launceston City's director of football

NEW FRONTIER: Launceston City's new director of football Andrew Heap with president Austin Fagan. Picture: Neil Richardson
NEW FRONTIER: Launceston City's new director of football Andrew Heap with president Austin Fagan. Picture: Neil Richardson

Plans to catapult Launceston City into a new era of success have begun with the appointment of Andrew Heap as the club’s director of football. 

Heap, who is also the director of real estate company Shepherd and Heap and the Glover Art Prize, played for City for six years between 1978 and 1983.

His first task has been working with club president Austin Fagan to compile a three-year plan for 2018, which looks to rebuild the club’s football department.

“Over the past three or four weeks the first team’s been winning and we want to continue that so we’re going to look at all aspects of the first team and improving their performances next year,” Heap said. 

“This will involve expanding the coaching department and introducing development and fitness programs based on some of the best development teams in the UK.

“We’ve got a good group of players... and if we can introduce a little bit of experience in the centre or spine of the team I think they’ll do really well next year.”

Fagan said Heap would bring plenty to the table at City. 

“Andrew joins the LCFC at an exciting time and has already proven himself as an asset to the club, given his business contacts and experience as a former soccer player,” Fagan said.

“He has identified ways we can build on the success of the club over the past decade, and has some exciting plans to improve the competitiveness of Launceston City over the next three years.”

City have jumped to fifth spot on the NPL table with two rounds to go.