Mick Waitt

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Mick Waitt
Personal information
Full name Michael Hugh Waitt
Date of birth (1960-06-25) 25 June 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Hexham, England
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Calverton Rangers
Arnold Kingswell
Keyworth United
1984–1987 Notts County 88 (32)
1987–1990 Lincoln City FC 26 (10)
1990–1991 Ilkeston Town
Teams managed
1992–? Napier City Rovers
2002–2004 New Zealand
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mick Waitt is an association football coach who managed the New Zealand national football team.[1] Waitt first took charge of the New Zealand side June 2002. New Zealand won eleven, drew two and lost ten of his 23 games in charge.[2] He now works for New Zealand police.[3]

Playing career[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

In 1990, while playing in Hong Kong for Lai Sun, Waitt visited his sister in Wellington.[4] Whilst in New Zealand he was contacted by his erstwhile manager Keith Buckley who was coaching Napier City Rovers. Buckley invited Waitt to play for the club and he did so, spending the 1990 season with the club, scoring 8 goals in 14 National Soccer League appearances.[5] He returned to the UK, joining Spalding United in December 1990, Nuneaton Borough in January 1991 and Grantham two months later. He moved on to join Gedling Town and then Ilkeston Town before emigtating permanently to New Zealand in January 1992.

He departed the New Zealand post following the expiry of his contract.[6]


  1. ^ "National Coaches". NZ Football. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Coaching Records". Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Former Notts striker Waitt still backs the Kiwis". Nottingham Post. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Soccer: Laid-back style lays on results". New Zealand Herald. 13 July 2002. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mick Waitt – A Calverton success story". Calverton Village Official Website. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Waitt goes from All Whites". New Zealand Herald. 16 June 2004. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 

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