Sydney appoint McFlynn to manage player welfare

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Sydney FC legend Terry McFlynn has been appointed the Sky Blues’ General Manager of Player Welfare. 

The club's last remaining foundation player, McFlynn retired recently but was keen to retain a strong association with the harboursiders.

His new role will focus on developing a high performance culture and providing off-field development, player education and support.

The 33-year-old said his goal was to instil a "no excuses" environment at the club.

“I’ve been studying the beneficial effects of creating cultures within sporting organisations and I hope my experience will add to the culture we already have here at Sydney FC," McFlynn said.

“My role will also ensure the needs of the players and their families are met on a daily basis to create a no-excuse environment in which to work.

“It will leave the players with no other distractions and mean they can turn up and perform to the best that they possibly can for Sydney FC.

“It’s something that I’ve been studying for a while and I’m excited to be given the opportunity to put my studies into practice.”

Sydney CEO Tony Pignata believes the retired midfield enforcer will make as big an impact off the field as he did on it.

“It is hugely important to keep someone like Terry at the club,” Pignata said.

“He’s had a great playing career with Sydney FC and is very highly respected.

“We want him to work with our Hyundai A-League players, but also with our Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League players to assist in their personal development.

“It’s a role the club identified and having recently completed a Masters in Coach Education, Terry is a great asset and role model for all of our players, young and old.  It’s fantastic to have him on board to continue to represent the Sydney FC family.”

McFlynn’s role at the club begins immediately.