After successfully coaching our Hearts over the last two seasons, Wayne "Oz" Ozwald has announced his resignation from the Hearts coaching role.
Oz took on the role in the most difficult of circumstances after Danny Frawley’s sudden passing, when our club was hurting badly. Oz’s respect, compassion, friendship, and emotional intelligence together with the incredible spirit of our Hearts players combined beautifully to allow our Club to continue to build on the strong foundations the Frawley family have helped create within our Hearts.
Oz also brought a strong development focus to the Hearts football programme where many of our players were new to the sport. Specialist Ruck coaches and kicking technique drills were great examples of the way Oz developed our players skills.
Oz also brought a decidedly individual fashion approach towards coaching with socks and sandals being his go-to look!
Player numbers increased to 35 in 2021 season which, in a COVID reduced season, was terribly difficult to get enough football into all our players. The club is striving to field two Hearts teams in 2022 – which would not be possible without Oz’s fantastic contribution to the club across two very difficult years of COVID-19 affected football.
On behalf of the OHAFC committee, our players, volunteers and supporters, we thank Oz for everything he has done and we look forward to continuing to welcome him at our club into the future.