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Senior Men

Our 2021 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.

Ross Harvey

Ross Harvey

Centre Back & Captain

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 2021.

 Kile Kennedy

Kile Kennedy

Goal Keeper

Kile is looking forward to returning to ACSC for the 2021 season. 

A highlight of Kile’s goalkeeping journey was playing overseas in the USA and Iceland. 

Daniel Zilic

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.

Anthony Laus

Anthony Laus

Striker

Anthony joins ACSC for the 2021 season from St Albans Saints SC.

 

Cameron Scerri

Cameron Scerri

Midfielder

The Scerri family has a long affiliation with ACSC. It is great to have Cameron taking to the pitch with our Senior Men in 2021.

Cameron is looking forward to working with the team and is looking forward to developing under assistant coach Joey Vella.

 Jamie Gazelle

Jamie Gazelle

Right back

Jamie is looking forward to being back at Kim Reserve. He is excited about the 2021 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!

Jesse Kewley-Graham

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 2021.

 Jon Brooks

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.

 

Jonathan Alcorace

Jonathan Alcorace

Defender

Jonathon joins ACSC in 2021 and is looking to working with his teammates to make a solid and impenetrable backline.

 

Jonathan Sebastian Munoz

Jonathan Sebastian Munoz

Midfielder

Jonathan joins ACSC in 2021 after playing in the NPL. He is looking forward to bringing his wealth of experience to the pitch in 2021  and helping to develop the younger players at the club. 

Liam Mizzi

Liam Mizzi

Forward

Liam is excited to playing for ACSC in 2021.

He admires the strong team culture and guidance under Coach Matt  Gray.

 

Macmillan Egan

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.

Matthew Trotter

Matthew Trotter

Centre midfield

Matthew is back and can’t wait to hit the pitch for ACSC in 2021. He is 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.

Rin Takagi

Rin Takagi

Striker

This is Rin’s third year at  ACSC. Having previously played for Brimbank Stallions, Rin 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 2021 is to score over 10 goals. His message for ACSC supporters is ‘Let’s fight together.

 

Rocky Papalia

Rocky Papalia

Midfielder

Rocky joins ACSC in 2021 after leaving Goulburn Valley Suns.

I enjoy the good energy at ACSC and hope to be lifting the trophy with the rest of the squad at the end of season 2021.

 

 

 

Sam O'Regan

Sam O'Regan

Defence midfield

Sam’s goal for 2021 is to inspire the junior players at ACSC and share his love of the game.

I hope to inspire the younger players at ACSC and look forward to being part of the Newroos program 

 

Simon Tolli

Simon Tolli

Centre Midfield

Simon is back at HC Kim Reserve for 2021..

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

I look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to the team

 

Teddy Yabio

Teddy Yabio

Winger

Teddy is looking forward to new challenges at ACSC having previously played at Melbourne Victory Youth.

I look forward to working closely with the coaching team and pushing myself out of my comfort zone to achieve success on the pitch in 2021.

 

 

 

Waleed Flifel

Waleed Flifel

Winger

Waleed’s 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.

He is looking forward to playing for ACSC in 2021.

 

 

 

 Zenawi Bugali

Zenawi Bugali

Midfield

 Zenawi joins ACSC in 2021 from South Melbourne SC. 

I am looking forward to being a part of the quality ACSC team and being back on the pitch after a long break with COVID.

MEN’S Coaching staff

Our skilled and dedicated 2021 Senior Men’s Coaching staff.

Matt Gray

Matt Gray

Senior Men Head Coach

Joe Vella

Joe Vella

Senior Men Assistant Coach

Jon  Brooks

Jon Brooks

Senior Men Assistant Coach 

Ruth Seevanathan

Ruth Seevanathan

Senior Men Team Manager

Darron Cox

Darron Cox

Reserves Men’s Coach 

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Ben Smyth

Ben Smyth

U20 Men’s Coach 

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Aidan Gerada

Aidan Gerada

Thirds 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 four years now and this current core group of players has been playing together for the past seven years.

Our women’s team is focused on promotion into State League 1. 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 – Backpacks 4 VIC Kids. For information visit their website by clicking 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!

Sophia Dimitriou

Sophia Dimitriou

Right back & Captain

Sophia aims to be a supportive member of the team and lead the team to success on the pitch in 2021.

We have something to prove this season after being promoted to State League Division 2. I know the team will fight for every possession and put in a strong, united performance on the pitch. 

As a group, we want to promote female soccer within our club and empower junior girls to work hard and follow their soccer dreams. 

Irene Vecris

Irene Vecris

Goal Keeper

Irene is excited to join the ACSC family and work hard to make 2021 one to remember.

I’m going to come in, work hard and do everything I can to help out and stop the ball from finding the back of the net.

I look forward to meeting the supporters and playing under lights on a Friday night.

 

 

 

 

Allie Downie

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!

Denise Horner

Denise Horner

Winger / Midfield

A highlight for me was receiving the runner-up for Best & Fairest in 2019. For 2021  I am looking to achieve a strong performance in each game with the team finishing in the top four after our recent promotion. 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! 

Emma Fonua

Emma Fonua

Defender

I am looking forward to achieving big things and being back in action on the pitch after such a long absence with COVID. I am proud to be a part of this team and can’t wait to get started. 

 Hopefully, we can make some history at ACSC this season, it is a great team with a unique bond. We play from the heart and this shows on the pitch. 

 Jamie Floros

Jamie Floros

Defender

Jaime started her soccer journey at ACSC. Bringing knowledge and experience to the team we are delighted to see her back on the pitch at  HC Kim Reserve in 2021.

I can’t wait to take to the pitch and push myself with this great team of girls. 

 Kicking a ball around and dominating as a team while being cheered on by our many supporters never felt so good!

 

Kiahann Namana

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.

 

 

Lisa Georgopoulos

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 2021 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.

Maretta Palia

Maretta Palia

Midfield

Maretta joins ACSC in 2021 having previously played for Yarraville Glory and Spring Hills FC.

I can’t wait for the season to get started and make myself, my family and the fan’s proud. 

Come down and support the women’s team!

Melissa Gugliara

Melissa Gugliara

Central Midfield

2021 is Melissa’s debut at ACSC, having previously played at South Melbourne and Preston. 

I am so happy to be here! ACSC is a great bunch of girls and we have an excellent coach with grass training fields. There is great energy here and I hope to inspire the younger female players to continue their soccer journey at ACSC. 

 

Natasha Crnadak

Natasha Crnadak

Winger

Natasha joins ACSC in 2021 having previously played at Barnstoneworth.

I felt at home and part of the team straight away at ACSC. The club matches my ambitions as a player and as a team, I know we are looking to create some magic moments for the fans. 

The louder you cheer the faster we run!

Peta Lepic

Peta Lepic

Striker / Ring Wing

Peta joins us from Ashburton and is excited to be part of the ACSC senior women’s team in 2021.

I am looking forward to enjoying soccer with this great bunch of girls. The team has displayed that they play for the team, not the individual. There is a unique bond here and respect for each other both on the field and off.

Bring on the 2021 season – I can’t wait to hit the pitch for ACSC!

 

Rebecca Kovac

Rebecca Kovac

Centre back / Defence

Rebecca is excited to play again after the long break as ACSC is the kind of club that makes you feel at home.  

My aim this season is to be constantly on the ball and form a strong backline. 

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

Renee Somoza

Renee Somoza

Midfield

Renee returns to ACSC and is excited to be back.

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

Renee is looking forward to making an impact on the pitch in 2021. 

Sabina Ganic

Sabina Ganic

Striker

Sabina missed the pitch in 2020 and can’t wait to get back out there with the team.  

We look after each other on and off the field and feeling support like this encourages us all to play better. My advice to our junior players is don’t overthink things. 

The promotion this year is an inspiration for us all and I am aiming for another hat trick under the lights at HC Kim Reserve! 

Stella Campanaro

Stella Campanaro

Striker / Midfield

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!

WOMEN’S Coaching staff

Our respected, loved and dedicated 2021 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.