Ben Stroud | Community Football Coordinator

Ben was born and raised in Christchurch, and arrived at Olé ahead of the 2021 season.

Ben is the Community Football Coordinator, looking after all of Olé’s grassroots initiatives around the Porirua community, including the Football in Schools Programme, Street Football and Cannons Creek Fun Football. He’s also coaching in the Junior Academy and looking after the Olé x Western Suburbs Skills Centre. 

After spending four years in the USA playing NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer at Missouri State University, Ben has been playing at the highest level in New Zealand for the Canterbury United Dragons in the ISPS Handa Premiership. 

As well as running Community Football, Ben is at Olé to play. He’s a senior player in our First Team training and playing environment, pursuing his own improvement, while also being a great role model and influence on the group of upcoming young players. 

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