ASCSC – Return to Play / Trials Conditions

ASCSC – Return to Play / Trials Conditions

Important Club Announcement

 Altona City Soccer Club

Return to Play / Trial  Conditions

As of 11 November 2020

Altona City Soccer Club has successfully navigated through the mandated requirements and guidelines from Football Victoria, Hobsons Bay City Council, and the State Government to allow trials to take place at Kim Reserve from Monday, November 16. 
 
Please read all the documents below before you attend the trials. We envisage that coaches may face difficulties ensuring young players understand and adhere to the requirements and guidelines outlined. We ask that parents and carers discuss the requirements prior to returning to the pitch to assist the coaching team. 
Please remember we are only allowed to take to the pitch under these guidelines laid out by Football Victoria, the State Government, and Hobsons Bay City Council. 
 
ALTONA CITY SOCCER CLUB –  Return to Play / Trial Conditions – Juniors. 
Click here to read. 
 
Football Victoria’s – Return to Play / Training Conditions – Juniors. 
Click here to read. 

 

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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.

Great Soccer Podcasts

Great Soccer Podcasts

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The most popular soccer podcasts

Soccer is probably the most popular international sport. With massive fan bases for clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, etc. there’s a massive need for coverage. Podcasts are perfect for that coverage, and there are a wide array of soccer podcasts around the world covering different topics and leagues. The topics range from in-depth analysis of the game, strategy, and players to behind the scenes stories about players’ careers, oral histories of classic games, and interviews with players and coaches.

 There are so many good stories to tell in the sport. In looking at the massive boom in soccer podcasts, we took a look at some of the most popular and enjoyable listens out there. Here are our favorite soccer podcasts. 

GLAD YOU KNEW : ALAN DAVIDSON

Join the ‘Glad You Knew’ team as they discuss youth development with one of the greatest Socceroos and former Altona City SC player Alan Davidson.

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World Football Podcast

BBC World Football

The BBC does a great job of covering all stories from various backgrounds in the soccer world. Many of the episodes feature conversations with athletes and personalities around the soccer world. Hosted by Mani Djazmi, World Football focuses more on the stories behind the game and offers a different look at soccer.

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The 2 Robbies Podcast

The 2 Robbies

Hosted by NBC Sports analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, The 2 Robbiesfeatures deep analysis by the soccer duo on the latest affairs in the sport. The two former soccer players provide quality commentary and good insight on the English Premier League and all it has to offer. Both hosts do a great job of giving the listener a peek into the physical and mental aspect of the game. If you want to take a good look at one of the best leagues in the world, and also get insight from everyone to former players, referees, and coaches, this would be a must-listen.

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Men In Blazers Podcast

Men In Blazers

Started in 2010 through ESPN’s Grantland, Men In Blazers has become the ultimate soccer podcast that has crossed over into the mainstream. Hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, the show has built a cult-like following off of the hilarious inside jokes and banter between the British duo with strong chemistry.

Plus, their guest list is unrivaled in the soccer podcast realm. Matthew McConaughey,  John Oliver, and Kevin Bacon are just a few of the big names to sit behind Davies and Bennett for some real talk in the panic room.

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The Totally Football Show

The Totally Football Show

The Totally Football Show is one of the more popular soccer podcasts right now. Hosted by James Richardson, the show has a lighthearted personality with interesting takes on the EPL from various contributors and guests. Richardson has been covering soccer in a podcast for a long time. Come for the soccer takes, but stay for the random and often made movie references.

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We are the people

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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.

Remembering Tony Cassar

Remembering Tony Cassar

forever in our hearts  

Remembering Tony Cassar 

There will only ever be one Tony Cassar.

And the Altona City Soccer Club Community are so pleased and privileged to have called him ours.

When the great Clubman passed the outpouring of love, memories and stories were both a testament to what Tony meant to our Club but most importantly what Tony meant to the people at our Club, the Altona City Soccer Club Community.

Here we share the stories and memories told.

We are the people. 

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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.

Toby Wight Head Shave – Football 4 Football Fundraiser.

Toby Wight Head Shave – Football 4 Football Fundraiser.

Football 4 FootbaLL             Bush Fire Relief Fundraiser 

Toby Wight Head Shave

Supporting East Gippsland United FC

The East Gippsland community was devastated by the bushfires last summer with many businesses, farmers and families impacted. So too was its football community. Altona City Soccer Club set up a fundraiser to support the families of the East Gippsland United FC that were unable to pay for their children’s 2020 soccer fees. 
Unfortunately, due to COVID, our bush fire raffle and gold coin collection at the Lightning Cup was unable to take place.
Thankfully due to the determination of Toby, his family, and Football 4 Football Bush Relief fundraising coordinator Kim Powell the third planned part of our fundraising went ahead.
Altona City SC U18  player Toby Wright wanted to help the cause and put his hand up to shave his good crop of curly hair. A GoFundMe page was set up and Toby raised a very impressive $1,339.05 for the families of the East Gippsland FC. 
Thank you, to Toby for stepping up and ‘donating’ his hair to assist with the bushfire fundraising efforts and to Kim Powell for all your hard work in leading the Football 4 Football Bush Fire Relief fundraising campaign. 
Check out the before, during, and after photos of Toby’s head shave. 

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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.

The Funeral of Tony Cassar

The Funeral of Tony Cassar

The Funeral of Tony Cassar 

The Funeral Service for Tony Cassar will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at 10.00 am.
For live-streaming details, please visit:
The funeral can be viewed directly from the BelindaJane video page reached from this link. There is NO need to click on “watch on live stream’.
Streaming will commence 15 minutes prior to the start of the funeral service.
A copy of the funeral will be posted afterward, this can be viewed at any time.

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.

15 Soccer Movies & TV Programs you need to watch

15 Soccer Movies & TV Programs you need to watch

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15 soccer movies and TV shows you need to watch! 

We all need plenty of things to keep us going through the current COVID lockdown so our ACSC coaches have done some brainstorming and put together a selection of their favorite soccer related TV shows and movies. 

Below are trailers and explainers on 15 movies and TV shows which differ greatly. From serious documentaries to comedies, our coaches’ selection has the whole family cover. 

CLICK on the title for the trailer. 🍿🎥

  • Diego Maradona Said to be the best ever documentary on Diego Armando Maradona. Containing never before seen footage this docudrama focuses on Maradona’s tumultuous spell at Napoli when he delivered a Serie A title and was beloved by Neapolitans across the globe. Rated M  
  • Escape to Victory An American sports war film made in 1981. Set in France during the Second World War the film focuses on a team of star players playing against a German army amid the background of an escape. Stars Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Bobby Moore and Pele. Rated PG
  • Bend it like Beckham A great family movie made in 2002. Keira Knightly and Parminder Nagra star as aspiring young female players in London as their team, against all odds, prove they belong. A truly uplifting movie as curling free-kicks like David Beckham’s famed right foot is still the main aim for every young English girl and boy growing up. Bend it like Beckham has it all soccer, comedy and a little bit of romance! Keira Knightly and Parminder Nagra. Rated PG
  • The Damned United –  Brian Clough is perhaps the greatest manager England has ever produced. He won two European Cups with Nottingham Forest and league title with Forest and rivals Derby Country and did it all while making everyone laugh. The movie stars Michael Sheen and focuses on his infamous 44-day spell in charge of Leeds United. Rated R (for language) 
  • Mike Bassett: England Manager – Think of every single British soccer cliche that you can, this mock-documentary follows 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. Will Ferrell stars as family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature who takes on the coaching duties of a kids soccer team and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating. Rated PG
  • We must go – An incredible documentary on Bob Bradley taking charge of the Egyptian national team after being fired by the USMNT in 2011.  Amid the uprising against the government in Egypt, the Port Said massacre, and huge unrest, people were united by one thing: Egypt reaching the 2014 World Cup for the first time in 24 years. This story about Bradley and his young team coming so close to their goal is emotional, dramatic and full of poignant moments. 
  • Alex and Me Alex and Me is an uplifting story of the passion and drive it takes to succeed and the power of family to help realize your dreams. 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.
  • She’s the Man –   Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum star in this comedy about high school soccer as Bynes pretends she is a boy on the varsity team but there is plenty of drama along the way. Another inspirational story about women proving antiquated attitudes are no longer welcome in the beautiful game. Rated 
  • United – The tragic story of the 1858 Munich Air Disaster is told in a compelling and gripping manner, as Manchester United’s famous Busby’s Babes are still revered to this day. One of the greatest teams English soccer has ever seen, the plane carrying United home from their European Cup clash at Partizan Belgrade crashed in Munich, Germany over a stop. Star players perished as the grief was felt by the entire soccer world.
  • One night in Turin – Every single England fan out there will tell you they should have won the World Cup in 1990. Paul Gascoigne’s tears. Gary Lineker’s goals. More penalty kick heartache. This was typical England. Set against the backdrop of hooliganism on the rise in England once again, Sir Bobby Robson led his unfancied Three Lions squad to the brink of their first World Cup final since 1966. Rated

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.