5-Star FFA Accreditation

5-Star FFA Accreditation

Football Federation Australia 

5-Star Accreditation

We are proud to announce that Altona City Soccer Club has achieved a 5-star accreditation from Football Federation Australia (FFA) as part of The National Club Development Program.  

The National Development Club Development Program aims to raise the overall standard of club administration and operations across all levels of the game and provides a clear model to develop and maintain a successful club. 

ACSC is the first Club in the western suburbs to achieve the full five-stars in the accreditation.

Our accreditation achievement was only made possible through the hard work and dedication of our Club Secretary Dale Collins. Thank you Dale.

5-Star Accreditation

Photo L-R: Claire Randall, ACSC Wellbeing Officer, Josephine La Pila FV Club Ambassador, and Dale Collins ACSC Secretary.

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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.

Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Links to educate, entertain and participate

Stay Connected

Online Links

We want to provide our players and members some handy links to educate, entertain and participate in during the current Covid-19 restrictions.

We encourage players and teams to send in their videos and photos with how they are participating.

Click on the headings and links below to see our suggested home activities:

PLAY FOOTBALL – Play at Home Challenge

A skills hub for players that teaches through videos and challenges skills such as First Touch – Juggling, Striking the Ball – Accuracy and Running with the Ball – Dribbling.

FFA PODCASTS 

The FFA has released a series of podcasts established to help keep fans of Australian football updated and connected to some of the latest news and views in the game. 

FUTURE FOOTBALL 

Future Football is a division of Future Sports Management Group providing players of all abilities the opportunity to develop their individual and technical football skills in a fun and safe environment. 

Follow on Facebook for great training videos, fun football quizzes and player challenges. 

Subscribe to their YouTube Channel and watch their latest skill videos that will inspire you to practice at home. 

THE BODYCOACH TV 

Check out The Body Coach TV, designed to help you get stronger, healthier and happier with free home workouts for everyone at all fitness levels. There are over 250 free workouts including workouts designed to do at home with your kids. 

MELBOURNE VICTORY 

Melbourne Victory has a range of activities and exercises to keep you busy.

Join Leigh Broxham every Wednesday for a workout video to make sure you’re match ready for when we’re back on the pitch.

Find the videos each week on Victory’s home page under videos or via their Facebook page which is packed with fun activities for the kids including maze challenges, word scrabble, and coloring pages.

TV, SHOWS & MOVIES 

Our coaches have done some brainstorming and put together a selection of their favorite soccer related TV shows and movies.

Click on the title for the trailer. 🍿🎥

  • Escape to Victory – An American sports war film made in 1981. Stars Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone and Pele. Rated PG
  • Bend it like Beckham – A great family movie made in 2002. Bend it like Beckham has it all soccer, comedy and a little bit of romance! Rated PG
  • Mike Bassett: England Managera mock documentary following the inept Mike who finds himself managing the English Team after qualifying for the World Cup on a technicality. Rated M
  • Kicking & Screaming – A feel-good comedy for the whole family. Stars Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall. Rated PG
  • Alex and Me – Kid-friendly soccer tale with great positive messages. This film stars soccer player Alex Morgan. Rated G
  • Pele: Birth of a Legend – Biographical film about the early life of Brazillian footballer Pele and his journey with Brazil to win the 1958 FIFA World Cup. Brilliant viewing. Rated PG.
  • All or Nothing: Manchester City – An Amazon Original Series following English Premier League Manchester Citys progress through their 2017-2018 season in which they won two of four contested trophies and broke a series of Premier League performance-related records. Rated for 16+
  • The English Game –  A historical sports drama television 6-part miniseries developed by Julian Fellows for Netflix about the origins of modern football in England.  High Recommended! Rated M.
  • Sunderland ‘Till I Die – a fly on the wall sports documentary series following Sunderland A.F.C during their 2017–18 season which saw them relegated from the EFL Championship. Available on Netflix. Rated M.

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.

Welcome Volunteer Coordinator

Welcome Volunteer Coordinator

Welcome to the Club

Volunteer Coordinator Nick Prendergast

Welcome to the Club

Volunteer Coordinator

Nick Prendergast has taken on the role of Volunteer Coordinator for season 2020. Welcome Nick!

Volunteer Coordinator

Nick joins our hard working and dedicated sub-committee to assist with all things volunteer while his son Patrick plays in the U15 boys team. 

Our club is only as good as its people, and we always wanting to engage and utilise our members and families to assist at the club and volunteer at events.

We’re looking for volunteers to help out at the club and with upcoming events:

  • Lightning Cup – 22, 28 and 29 March 2020 – volunteers to do marshalling, traffic control and food service
  • New Roos – volunteers wanted now!
  • Bunnings BBQ on 9 August
  • Plus many more opportunities to assist our club in the form below. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.