2020 Junior Coaches

2020 Junior Coaches

Club Announcement

2020 Junior Coaching Appointments

Club Announcement

2020 Junior Coaches

 

The Altona City Soccer Club would like to announce some of its junior coaches for the 2020 season.

NOTE: Our Junior Trials commence on Monday 11 November at Kim Reserve. For all trial details – day, time, requirements and how to register please click here

U9 Coach – Corey Fantuz 

Corey has worn many hats at Altona City over the past five years including board member, managing club apparel and coaching the Mini Roos U5s through to U8s. 

As a coach, Corey’s driven to create an ambitious and successful team. His focus is on development, enjoyment and bringing out the best in players in a fun learning environment. 

His learning strategy is to teach players the core skills and strategies while using questioning techniques and conversation to support growth and understanding.

Corey’s U8s team achievements this year were amazing – 2 winners trophies, 4 runners up and 2 semi-finals. Season 2020 is going to be another great year with Corey.

U12 Coach – John Sultana

Great news! John is back and is coaching our U12s in 2020.

In 2019, John did a marvelous job culminating in a fantastic Shepparton tournament.

A great club man, in the past John has often coached multiple teams. This coming year he will concentrate on the U12 group and we wish him all the very best.

John is undertaking his C License in November so he will be eager to implement his great ideas and unleash his enthusiasm in 2020.

U13 Coach – Omar Bradford

Omar has always been an enthusiastic coach with his team. He’s also very popular with our parents.

His philosophy is to develop the squad in a team culture – a ‘one-in-all-in’ perspective sees his team of players come together as friends.

Omar will obtain his C License accreditation in 2020. We are so happy to see Omar back for next season with the U13 group.

U14 Coach – Joe Falzon

Joe is back for another year in 2020. After winning the league in 2018, he took theU14s to a credible and competitive 4th place in 2019.

Joe has a huge commitment and enthusiasm for his players and the team. He will undertake his C License accreditation in the off-season and we look forward to his fresh ideas and knowledge in 2020.

U16 Girls – Anthony Tanti

For the past three years, Anthony has been involved in the girl’s team at Altona City.

He’s passionate about our female football program and is looking forward to delivering a great program for the team.

We wish Anthony and the U16 girls’ team football enjoyment, fun and success for 2020.

U13 Girls – Frank Armeri and Adrian Denys

It’s great to have Frank taking on board an eager bunch of girls with Ada (Adrian) back and assisting at ACSC.

Our female girls’ teams are excited about season 2020 with plenty of great players. Under the coaching direction of Frank and Adrian, we know they’ll have an amazing year.

We’re Still Seeking Junior Coaches

We’re still on the lookout for JUNIOR COACHES! Targeting coaches for U8 and U13-16 teams.

A or B level coaches welcome. Plus, coaches with advanced qualifications will be remunerated appropriately.

Please apply here

 

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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.

Altona City Technical Football Department Appointments

Altona City Technical Football Department Appointments

Club Announcement

Technical Football Department Appointments

Club Announcement

Technical Football Department appointments

The Altona City Soccer Club committee announces the appointment of Savas Saglam as our Director of Football and Vinnie Campelj as our Junior Technical Director commencing season 2020.

Savas Saglam – Director of Football (AFC A Licence)

Savas has an extensive history and experience with football. He has played NSL with Brunswick Juventus and played with the Turkish and European giant Galatasaray.

But where his real experience comes to life is his previous coaching and technical director roles. Savas has held senior coaching positions at NPLV Clubs – Hume City, Richmond,
Dandenong Thunder, Ballarat as well as Melton Redsox, Fawkner Blues, Southern Stars and Essendon Royals in the VPL.

He has previously been Technical Director at Whittlesea Ranges and Richmond SC in the NPL.

Savas is highly respected in the Football Community and we look forward to him commencing his role as Director of Football. He will be a support for the entire Senior Coaching Team and work closely with the Junior TD Vinnie Campelj. This gives the Committee a direct conduit to the entire Football Department.

Vinnie Campelj – Junior Technical Director (Current C Licence transitioning to B Licence in 2020)

Vinnie is committed to the FFA National Curriculum and instilling a great culture at Altona City SC for all players and parents.

He has 20 years of coaching experience under his belt – 10 years at Altona City SC and most recently the U16A squad in 2019. Prior to this, he coached at senior amateur level for 10 years at Middle Park FC and was awarded Coach of the Team of the Half Century in 2019.

Vinnie is passionate about coaching and believes in the development of all Altona City junior players. He will be well supported by Savas Saglam throughout the 2020 season. We look forward to him working alongside all Altona City junior coaches and starting his new role as Junior Technical Director. 

Please join us in congratulating Savas and Vinnie on their new roles and we look forward to season 2020. 

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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.

End of Season Junior Presentation Awards

End of Season Junior Presentation Awards

Junior Presentation

End of Season Celebration and Awards

2019 

Junior Presentation

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.

Congratulations Ayah!

 

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.

Congratulations!

 

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:

U8 Reps

Jacob Crosbie
Dejun Base
Ethan Pace
Adam Ciaveralla

U9 Reps

Briana Caruana
Sarah Cassar

U10 Reps

Nicolas Weghaus
Oscar Fischer
Camaro Base
Thomas Hicks
Daniel Ciavarello
Josh Crosbie

U11 Reps

Claudio Lusi
Jonathon Weghaus
Christian Galea

U12 Reps

Elehanna Hutchison
Isabella Armeri
Zoe Buck
Zaii Pittas
Jesse Longaretti-Schreppel
Maja Falcone

U13 Reps

GianLuca Cafra
Tyson-Joe Falzon
Tyler WaterHouse
Connor Crosbie
Daniel Armeri
Jackson Antara
Lucas Galea

U14 Reps

Toby Randall
Anthony Di Giacomo
Emilio Salazar
Christopher Vlachos
Dion Caruana
Anthony Price-Cofre
Phoneake Nithikwangwan

U16 Reps

Rhys Randall
Liam Collins
Ryan Powell
Christian Kapulica
Tamas Simonds
Michael Campelj
Ayman Naseem
Sienna Tanti
Ivana Kasun

U18 Reps (Senior)

Alex Borg
Jonathan Laus

And the Junior Presentation Raffle Winners…

Congratulations to our raffle winners – 1st prize Tania Oddi, 2nd prize Vinnie Campelj and 3rd prize Brianna Caruana.

Enjoy!

Junior Trials Start 11 Nov - Details Coming Soon!

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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 Presentation Celebrations

Senior Presentation Celebrations

Celebrating 

 Senior Presentation 2019

Oh what a night!

Altona City Soccer Club’s 2019 Senior Presentation, held on Saturday 14 September at WestWaters Hotel, was a wonderful night out for 118 of our senior players, coaches and committee members. Vice President Frank Armeri was emcee and all enjoyed great food, drinks, and dance floor moves.

There were awards and speeches with a special plaque of service presented to departing coaches Andy O’Dell and Sam Borg. The raffle was fun with the following winners: Roger Borg – Melbourne Victory framed picture, Sam Borg – King Kong Movie Pack, Ruth Seevanthan – Senior Men’s Team Manager Signed Perth Glory Shirt (delighted as girlfriend is from Perth and is a huge fan), and Candice Sallama – Senior Women’s Team Sunset Cruise. 

Senior Women’s Team player Jaime Penna made a moving speech thanking the club for its support of her family and honouring her late father Theo with raising funds for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.   

We would like to congratulate the following senior players who received awards:

U18 Awards:

Best & Fairest – Cooper Williams

Runner Up Best & Fairest – Jonathan Laus

Players Player – Jonathan Laus

Golden Boot – Liam Zacharias

Reserve Team Awards:

Best & Fairest – Nick Krt

Runner Up Best & Fairest – Jackson Galea

Players Player – Jackson Galea

Golden Boot – Sean Connor

Third Team Awards:

Best & Fairest – Stephen Crosbie

Runner Up Best & Fairest – Nick Lennon

Players Player – Stephen Crosbie

Golden Boot – Stephen Crosbie

Senior Men Team Awards:

Best & Fairest – Evan Christodolou

Runner Up Best & Fairest – Callum Byrne

Players Player – Kieren Farrugia

Golden Boot – Harrison Hanley

U 20 best player – Connor Rafferty

Senior Women Team Awards:

Best & Fairest – Renee Laszczak

Runner Up Best & Fairest – Denise Horner

Players Player – Lisa Georgopoulos

Golden Boot – Renee Laszczak

Coaches Player Award – Rebecca Kovacs

Thank you for attending and making the night such a success. We look forward to season 2020!

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.

We’re Recruiting for 2020

We’re Recruiting for 2020

We're Recruiting for Season 2020

Senior Football Operations Manager

We’re Recruiting 

Senior Football Operations Manager

The Altona City Soccer Club is proud of its sporting club culture and community spirit. We are gearing up for season 2020 and are on the lookout for a Senior Football Operations Manager (SFOM) to join our club.

The SFOM role at Altona City will be involved in the following:

  • Overseeing and implementing the administrative aspects of the senior teams:
    • Senior men
    • Senior women
    • Reserve/U20 teams
    • U18 team.
  • Recruiting players and staff for the senior team
  • Managing the senior’s budget
  • Reporting to the Executive Committee on a monthly basis
  • Developing a youth pathway and opportunities are implemented throughout 18s to Senior teams
  • Being first contact in resolving conflicts as they arise with coaches and players
  • Player and coach negotiations
  • Attending all games including 18s (when possible).

Please apply directly to ACSC Club Coach Coordinator Vinnie Campelj via the email button below or call to discuss on 0415 411 111.

We look forward to filing the position for what will be another exciting year of football at our club in 2020.

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.

We’re Recruiting for 2020

We’re Recruiting for 2020

We're Recruiting for Season 2020

Junior Coaching Positions

We’re Recruiting

Junior Coaches

Do you have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to teaching and learning? Do you want to have fun while coaching and developing young people on the field?

Due to growth in the number of junior players wanting to play at Altona City SC next season, we are looking for extra junior coaches to join our club in season 2020 across all ages groups and levels.

No experience is required, however a willingness to work with our junior players is  a must and you’ll receive backing and support from the club. Altona City has a strong coaching group who works together collaboratively ensuring positive outcomes for all players and our club.

If you think you have what it takes to grow and develop young players please submit your application directly to our Club Coach Coordinator Vinnie Campelj via email button below.

Appropriate remuneration is negotiable particularly for applicants holding advanced coaching qualifications.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

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.