Bohemian FC appoint Dave Henderson as Head of Recruitment and Trevor Croly as Lead Academy Coach

Dave Henderson and Trevor Croly

Bohemian Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointments of Dave Henderson as Head of Recruitment and Development, and Trevor Croly as Lead Academy Coach.

Director of Football Pat Fenlon said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to build on and complement the structures that have been developed at the club in recent years with the expertise of Dave and Trevor.

“They are both excellent additions to what we are trying to build towards, and will both bring a wealth of knowledge and ability to the roles as we look to put in place a football strategy that attracts and retains the best young players in the country.”

Henderson returns to the club where he served with distinction as a goalkeeper in the 1990s, and subsequently as scout, goalkeeping coach and Head of Recruitment, having also worked in similar roles with Hibernian and Shelbourne.

As Head of Recruitment, Henderson will work alongside the first-team and academy set-ups and be responsible for identifying and recruiting players and coaches that fit the club’s playing and coaching philosophy, and developing the club’s scouting network.

Henderson said: “I’m delighted to be back. Bohs are my local team and I have great memories from my previous times at the club.

“We want to develop a strategy that brings in the best players we possibly can to push the club on in the here and now, but also to plan ahead and recruit and identify players and coaches for the future too.”

Croly served as assistant manager to Keith Long for the previous six seasons, having previously managed Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers, and served as assistant manager at Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic.

As Lead Academy Coach, he will be responsible for developing a high performing environment for all coaches and players to support and work in conjunction with the Head of Academy Craig Sexton to ensure the smooth transition of players to senior football.

Croly said: “There are a lot of talented young footballers at the club, and we want to harness their potential.

“I am looking forward to helping Craig lead the coaches within the academy in creating a high performance environment for both coaches and players to maximise their potential.”

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