Remembering Life Member John Innes

Remembering Life Member John Innes

John Innes

Remembering our Life Member

Life Member

 John Innes

Altona City Soccer Club Life Member John Innes passed away peacefully on Wednesday 2 October, aged 87.

As a life member of the Altona City Soccer Club, John was involved in setting up the Williamstown Soccer Club prior to the foundation of the Altona City Soccer Club. He was a valued Life Member of our club and our thoughts are with his son Kevin Innes and grandchildren at this time.

Kevin Innes commented that “the club was a second home for our family during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.”

Club members are invited to a celebration of John’s life at the memorial service for John Innes at the Altona Memorial Park Chapel on Thursday 17 October at 1.00pm.

The Club will remember John with a minute’s silence at the first home game for 2020.

Memorial Service address:
Crematorium Chapel
2-14 Dohertys Road, Altona North

Team

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Altona City Soccer Club

PO Box 159 Altona VIC 3018 Australia

secretary@altonacitysc.com

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.

Senior Women’s Charity – Cure Brain Cancer

Senior Women’s Charity – Cure Brain Cancer

Cure Brain Cancer

Senior Women's Chosen Charity

In Support of

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Jaime Penna (nee Floros) is at home with her two young boys with a third due in early January. While she immerses herself in the role of full-time mum, she shares how much she misses playing soccer with her beloved Altona City family and says, “I’m a cranky pants because I’m not playing!”

Jaime has played with Altona City Soccer Club as a junior and a senior player. Before stepped off the pitch halfway through this season due to pregnancy, she was the goalkeeper in the senior women’s team this season.

The 32-year old says her soccer highlight was being the youngest player in the first women’s team at age 13 and winning that division. In the same year she won Best and Fairest and secured a place in the State Team which she recalls as “a great year!”

She’s played with this core team of women and girls for many years now – and together they’ve created an enviable team culture that is both welcoming and competitive. “This team is so much more than simply mateship and friends. I really struggle to put into words just how I feel – but it’s an overwhelming sense of belonging.”

Jaime’s father, Theo Floros attended every game she played often driving Jaime and a car full of girls to soccer matches every weekend. “As a supporter, Dad would never get too involved – he was a quiet sideline supporter – but in the car on the way home he’d fire up!”

Unfortunately, Theo battled brain cancer and passed away before the 2019 season commenced. Jaime saw that her father’s wish to stay at the family home throughout his illness was met. This meant Jaime became a full-time stay at home mum and full-time carer for her father while her mum continued working. “I would often not be able to attend night soccer training sessions, but coach Roger and the team were just amazing – all so very understanding and giving.”

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation CEO, Associate Professor Kerrie McDonald says, “Too many families experience the same devastating journey of Jaime and her father Theo. At Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, we’re doing everything we can to ensure families in the future experience better outcomes, and have access to treatment options.”

Roger Borg has been coaching women’s soccer for 10 years now. With two daughters of his own, Roger has a natural rapport with all the members of the women’s team. “Roger is like family to all of us. We all feel comfortable confiding in him when we need to, and he is amazing at developing the inclusive team culture that we have built at Altona City. To all of us Roger is our second dad.”

This season the Altona City senior women’s team supported Cure Brain Cancer charity to celebrate the life of Theo Floros. The first home game match on 12 April and final home game match on 23 August were played in tribute to Theo and the Floros family and the women’s team swapped the traditional maroon and gold for charity colour purple.

The charity kit was supplied and donated by KAPPA for the last home game. Kappa also donates the Beyond Blue kit for the senior men’s team. Kit organisers ACSC Vice President Frank Armari and Kit Coordinator Corey Fantuz are thrilled that the senior women’s team will continue to support Cure Brain Cancer in season 2020. The Cure Brain Cancer purple kit will be worn as an away kit throughout season 2020. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation CEO, Associate Professor Kerrie McDonald says, “Thank you, and I can’t wait to follow the Altona City Soccer Club women’s team again next season. You all look fantastic in purple!”

The senior women’s team would like to thank the Altona City Soccer Club and its community for getting behind the team throughout the 2019 season and for supporting their charity. The final home game match raised $715 for Cure Brain Cancer, taking the total raised this season to $1,268.

If you would like to make a donation to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and assist in brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness in Australia, with a time-critical mission to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023 then please click here.

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Altona City Soccer Club

PO Box 159 Altona VIC 3018 Australia

secretary@altonacitysc.com

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.

From Altona to Sweden

From Altona to Sweden

From Altona to Sweden

From Altona

 to Sweden

Arvid Strandroth has been at the club for the last 2.5 years joining after his family arrived from Sweden. He is currently an integral part of the U11 Kangas team – leading with the coaches and learning with his teammates who are now life-long friends.

We wish Arvid and his family safe return home this week. The Altona City Soccer Club celebrated with Arvid last week and wished him and his family a friendly club goodbye.

We’ll miss the Strandroth family and wish them all the very best in the future.

We are the people.

Team

We are the people

Get in touch

Altona City Soccer Club

PO Box 159 Altona VIC 3018 Australia

secretary@altonacitysc.com

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.

Fresh Paint at Clubroom

Fresh Paint at Clubroom

Fresh Coat of Paint for Clubroom

Club gets a

 Fresh Coast of Paint

Altona City Soccer Club’s second hands-on project was coordinated and donated by Maria from our favourite Bunnings Altona store and their friendly staff.

This fresh coat of paint inside the clubroom has created a cleaner and lighter look. You’ll have to come in and see it for yourselves!

Thank you Bunnings Altona and the Brighten Our Community Project for our clubroom makeover.

Team

We are the people

Get in touch

Altona City Soccer Club

PO Box 159 Altona VIC 3018 Australia

secretary@altonacitysc.com

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.

Soccer Loving Family

Soccer Loving Family

Soccer Loving Family

The Crosbie Family

Soccer Loving Family

 The Crosbie Family

Do you know a soccer-loving family? Meet the Crosbie family.

Originally from the UK, the Crosbie family has made Altona their home club for the past 10 years.

Steve (dad) plays in the 3rd team and coaches U10s while Amy (mum) coaches the U8 Joeys. Their children – Connor, Jacob and Josh – all play soccer while youngest Emily is their #1 fan and one of our club’s biggest supporters.

It’s all about being one big family here at Altona City Soccer Club.

Hooray for the Crosbie family!

Team

We are the people

Get in touch

Altona City Soccer Club

PO Box 159 Altona VIC 3018 Australia

secretary@altonacitysc.com

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.

Brightening Up Our Club

Brightening Up Our Club

How we are

brightening up our club

Altona City Soccer Club sends a BIG thank you to Maria from Bunnings Altona for supporting and donating goods for our Club as part of their Brighten Your Community project. Check out our before and after shots of our entrance.

This generous contribution is a step towards our vision of making our great Club even more family-friendly and welcoming for all to enjoy a social meal and drink.

So come on down and enjoy our great club room facilities together!

Team

We are the people

Get in touch

Altona City Soccer Club

PO Box 159 Altona VIC 3018 Australia

secretary@altonacitysc.com

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.