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Senior Men

Our 2020 Senior Men are competing in the North West Victoria State 1st Division.  The team is made up of not only the very best players, but those who work extremely hard to reach the goals they’ve set for themselves as individuals and as a group this year.

#1 Daniel Zilic

#1 Daniel Zilic

Goal Keeper

Daniel is inspired by the coaching team and their passion for the game.

He is hoping to bring promotion to ACSC this season.

#2 Jamie Gazelle

#2 Jamie Gazelle

Right back

Jamie previously played for Essendon Royals. He is excited about the 2020 season and is inspired by the good culture, great teammates and positive winning attitude at ACSC.

His message to the ACSC community is to get behind the team this year, it is going to be a great year!

#3 Godfrey Sosa Okello

#3 Godfrey Sosa Okello

Full back

This is Godfrey’s second year at ACSC and he likes where ACSC is headed. He likes Coach Matt’s focus and the camaraderie he brings to the team.

Godfrey’s aim is to win promotion this season with ACSC!

#6 Ross Harvey

#6 Ross Harvey

Centre Back

The highlight of Ross’s playing career was playing in the 2018 Scottish Junior Cup Final with Auchinleck Talbot FC.

He is looking forward to hitting the pitch with the ACSC team and gaining promotion in 2020.

 

#7 Rin Takagi

#7 Rin Takagi

Striker

Played for Brimbank Stallions and moved to ACSC because of the great staff and players. Rin’s greatest football memory was winning the Championship in Japan.

Rin’s goal for 2020 is to score over 10 goals. His message for ACSC supporters is ‘Let’s fight together’.

 

#8 Jon Brooks

#8 Jon Brooks

Centre midfield

Jon is looking forward to the challenge of assisting Matt and Joe in a coaching role and taking to the pitch with the team. He wants to push himself harder and is looking forward to inspiring the team on the pitch.

Jon’s career highlight is scoring in a national final in the US. 

 

#9 Vito Cichello

#9 Vito Cichello

Defender

Vito previously played for Sydenham Park. He joins the ACSC team with a focus on promotion for 2020.

His tradition before each game is to enter the pitch and put his right boot down first and hop over the white line with his left foot.

 

 

#10 Dom Marafioti

#10 Dom Marafioti

Striker

Dom returns for a second season at ACSC and admires the strong team culture and guidance under Coach Matt Gray. 

Career highlight was playing the Vercelli series in Italy.

 

#11 Darren Lewis

#11 Darren Lewis

Centre Back & Captain

Darren started his soccer career as a junior at ACSC and can’t wait to hit the pitch again in 2020.

He hopes to lead his team to promotion and calls on the ACSC supporters to get behind the team and be their 12th man.

#12 Simon Tolli

#12 Simon Tolli

Centre Midfield

Simon is looking forward to new challenges at ACSC in 2020 having previously played at North Sunshine FC.

He is inspired by players that are great leaders and have a passion to help the Community.

#17 Macmillan Egan

#17 Macmillan Egan

Winger

Wants to play for ACSC as Club has great ambitions and it was where Macmillan’s football journey started.

Career highlight is playing for Pascoe Vale in 2018 and winning the 2018 Championship.

#19 Matthew Trotter

#19 Matthew Trotter

Centre midfield

I have been welcomed with open arms and can’t wait to hit the pitch for ACSC in 2020. Looking forward to helping the team in any way possible, a few goals and assists are on the cards.

My football career highlight was playing in the UK – the culture, the quality, the banter, and the lifestyle. I loved every minute.

#21 Patrick Karras

#21 Patrick Karras

Forward

Patrick previously played for the North Geelong Warriors.  His favorite playing conditions is a rainy night game.

Patrick’s goal for 2020 is to inspire the junior players at ACSC and share his love of the game. 

 

#26 Jesse Kewley-Graham

#26 Jesse Kewley-Graham

Centre midfield

Jesse previously played for Hanwell Town FC in the UK. He loves the banter and quality of the ACSC 2020 Senior Men’s team. 

Jesse personally hopes to achieve history at ACSC  in 2020. 

MEN’S Coaching staff

Our skilled and dedicated 2020 Senior Men’s Coaching staff.

Matt Gray

Matt Gray

Head Coach

Joe Vella

Joe Vella

Assistant Coach

Jon  Brooks

Jon Brooks

Assistant Coach 

Ruth Seevanathan

Ruth Seevanathan

Team Manager

Ali El Souki

Ali El Souki

Senior Men’s Physio

Savas Saglam

Savas Saglam

Director of Football (AFC A Licence) 

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Darron Cox

Darron Cox

Reserve / U20s Men’s Coach

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Ben Smyth

Ben Smyth

U18s Men’s Coach 

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Robert Puhalovic

Robert Puhalovic

Thirds Men’s Coach 

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Senior Women

Our ACSC Women’s Team is family. It’s a safe place where everyone is welcome, included and accepted. We love a chat (and a laugh) and will always listen. Respect, trust and honesty are team pillars that we live by – in soccer and in life.

Coach Roger Borg has been with the women’s team for three years now and this current core group of players has been playing together for the past six years.

Our women’s team is focused on promotion into State League 2. They are one of the fittest sides in the competition and while they enjoy a win and eye off advancement, their main motivation to play resides in team loyalty, passion and creating community.

The women’s team fundraises throughout the season for their chosen charity – Cure for Brain Cancer – all donations can be made here.

Check out the match fixture, come along to watch a home game, meet the coach, participate in Club events and volunteer – we’re always looking for volunteers from our community!

#1 Chantelle Wozniak

#1 Chantelle Wozniak

Goal Keeper

Chantelle is excited to join the ACSC family and work hard to make 2020 one to remember.

She is looking forward to playing under lights on a Friday night and hopes to see the ACSC supporters out in force to cheer the team to victory.

 

 

#2 Denise Horner

#2 Denise Horner

Centre attacking midfield

A highlight for me was receiving the runner up for Best & Fairest in 2019. For 2020  I am looking to achieve a strong performance in each game with the team finishing in the top two. As a team, our focus is on using our unique bond to play as a strong unit and respect each other on and off the field. 

Please continue to show your support for the senior women’s team. We put on a show! 

#5 Delta Brodziak

#5 Delta Brodziak

Winger

Building up skills and fitness is important for a happy mindset. Kicking a ball around and dominating as a team while being cheered on by our many supporters never felt so good!

Delta’s aim for 2020 is to improve overall throughout the season and make good friendships.

#6 Lisa Georgopoulos

#6 Lisa Georgopoulos

Striker

We have a great team and coach that work well together – we always have a fun time! ACSC is an awesome club with a great club culture. 

For season 2020 the focus is to work hard alongside this great group and get promotion.

Stephanie Catley is one of my football inspirations, she is a great leader and a very skillful and calm player.

#7 Rebecca Kovac

#7 Rebecca Kovac

Centre back / Defence

Rebecca is excited to play again as ACSC is the kind of club that makes you feel at home.  Aims to be on the ball under pressure.

Respects coach Roger because he knows what we’re capable of even when we don’t see it.

#8 Sophia Dimitriou

#8 Sophia Dimitriou

Right back & Captain

Sophia aims to be a supportive member of the team and lead the team to a promotion next year.

She hopes to inspire more girls to get involved in soccer and has been a part of the club for many years.

#9 Sabina Ganic

#9 Sabina Ganic

Striker

Sabina enjoys playing for ACSC due to the great group of people at the Club.  We look after each other on and off the field and feeling support like this encourages us all to play better.

Promotion is key for us this season and she is aiming for another hat trick under the lights at Kim Reserve! 

#11 Claudia Falzon

#11 Claudia Falzon

Defender

Joined ACSC and found a great team of girls and was made to feel welcome by the club and part of the team from the start.

Claudia is looking forward to getting involved with raising  funds for charity Cure Brain Cancer. 

#16 Allie Downie

#16 Allie Downie

Central Midfield

Played for the Cronulla Seagulls and joined ACSC in 2019.  Joining a new team in a new state was daunting but it was made easy by my teammates and coach who have all had the same focus and hunger to train hard for a promotion next year.

You’ve chosen a good team to support!

#17 Stella Campanaro

#17 Stella Campanaro

Striker

Plays with ACSC due to an amazing bunch of girls and great coach. The Club has a good atmosphere and friendly staff. Thanks to everyone for the support and encouragement.

Come to our Friday night home games – we love a crowd!

#19 Cara Crisostomo

#19 Cara Crisostomo

Striker

Played for Fawkner and moved to ACSC because Roger Borg is the best coach in the world. Cara is motivated by being part of a great team that is also a family that has solid support from the club.

Come down and support the women’s team!

#20 Natalie Brockton

#20 Natalie Brockton

Central Midfield

ACSC is a great bunch of girls and we have an excellent coach with grass training fields.

Natalie’s aim is to finish the 2020 season in the top two on the ladder.

#21 Kiahann Namana

#21 Kiahann Namana

Defender

This is Kiahann’s first year at ACSC and she is looking forward to being an integral part of the strong backline.

She is looking forward to training with the NewRoo’s on a Saturday morning and inspiring more girls to come and give soccer a try.  

 

 

#34 Sophie Bouikidis

#34 Sophie Bouikidis

Defender

Sophie’s aim is to build confidence in the middle of the pitch when controlling the ball. Loves working with the team that is one big family.

Her greatest influence is Coach Roger Borg.  

The louder your cheer, the faster we run!

WOMEN’S Coaching staff

Our respected, loved and dedicated 2020 Senior Women’s Coach. Coach Roger Borg has been with the women’s team for three years now and this current core group of players have been playing together for the past seven years.

Roger Borg

Roger Borg

Senior Women’s Coach

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JUNIOR TEAMS

Altona City Juniors participate in the Football Victoria Community league divisions and have approximately 250 junior players ranging in age from 4 to 18.

We proudly align our philosophy and coaching to the FFA National Curriculum with all coaches being accredited.

Our U4 to U6 New Roos participate in Saturday morning football discovery sessions aimed at participation and fun for the kids to fall in love with football.

The U7 to U12 teams participate in the small sided football leagues generally training twice per week with a scheduled game on Sundays.

All U13+ teams play in a competitive fixtured league training twice per week with fixtured matches on Sundays.

The formation of these squads commences in November for the following season commencing April to September.

For more information and to get involved, please contact our Junior Technical Director, Vinnie Campelj on the email link below.

Vinnie Campelj

Junior Technical Director 

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Max Alexander

U4-6s New Roos Coordinator

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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.