Junior PresentationEnd of Season Celebration and Awards
At Altona City Soccer Club we recognise the contribution our players bring to both their teams and our club. Each year we acknowledge and recognise players for their contribution with a number of awards at the presentation.
On Saturday 21 September we had plenty of fun at the 2019 junior presentations. Our U8-U13 junior teams celebrated at Luna Park with 190 attending which kept four Luna Park staff very busy checking them in and allocating wrist bands. While at our clubrooms the U14-16s celebrated with an outdoor movie screening Shazam in the evening.
Below is a summary of this year’s awards. Congratulations to all our junior players!
The Robert Bulic Award
The Robert Bulic Award is awarded to an U12 player in memory of former Altona City Soccer Club player Robert Bulic who tragically lost his life in 1984 while at a school camp.
The award is given to a player who demonstrates leadership, respect, compassion and integrity with a spirit for team and club.
This season there are two recipients. We congratulate A’lisandro Bradford and Jesse Longaretti-Schreppel for being the Robert Bulic Award recipients in 2019.
Congratulations A’lisandro and Jesse!
The Melinda Barbieri Award
Melinda Barbieri played junior soccer at Altona City and now plays for Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League. The club created the award in her name to be presented to an U12 female player and selected by the coach who is considered to be someone who shows potential for being an A-League player.
This year the Melinda Barbieri Award recipient wasAyah Kaddour.
Recognising Long Service Players at Altona City
The Long Service Player Certificates recognise players who have participated in and completed 10 consecutive seasons at Altona City Soccer Club.
The five players who commenced playing in the U6/7 junior teams have been recognised for their long service to the club playing in the U16s this year.
This achievement is quite a rare occurrence and we feel privileged to have these players at our club who have each demonstrated a great commitment to the Altona City Soccer Club and the game they love.
Pictured below – a walk back in time for the five Long Service Award recipients. And a team photo after receiving their awards with Club President Charlie Gerada and players from L-R: Christian Kapulica, Ryan Powell, Caleb Sammut, Michael Campelj, Tamas Simonds (absent) with Club Coach Coordinator Vinnie Campelj and Robert Kapulica.
Acknowledging Player Contributions at Representative Meetings
Altona City players have represented their squads and junior teams at numerous player representative meetings conducted throughout the season.
We would like to thank these players for their participation in attending at least one of the five meetings and the valuable contributions they made to the club in 2019 and beyond.
A special shout out to the following two players who attended all of the Player Rep meetings – U9s Briana Caruana and U14s Toby Randall. Awesome effort!
Thank you to the following Player Representatives for your contributions:
Anthony Di Giacomo
U18 Reps (Senior)
And the Junior Presentation Raffle Winners…
Congratulations to our raffle winners – 1st prize Tania Oddi, 2nd prize Vinnie Campelj and 3rd prize Brianna Caruana.
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Altona City Soccer Club is located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging.