Altona City Soccer CLub

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Senior Men

Our 2019 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 Kile Kennedy

#1 Kile Kennedy

Goal keeper

Working hard to keep the ball out of the goals and the back line strong and solid. Likes coach Andy’s focus. 

#2 Godfrey Okello

#2 Godfrey Okello

Full back

Moved from Dandenong Thunder because he likes where ACSC is heading. Aiming to win promotion this season with ACSC!

#3 Sam O'Regan

#3 Sam O'Regan

Centre back

Looking forward to hard work, sacrifice and perseverance on the pitch to win the league title in 2019 with ACSC. 

#6 Kieren Farrugia

#6 Kieren Farrugia

Defender

It’s the third season at ACSC because it’s a fantastic club with fantastic people, including coach Andy O’Dell.

 

#7 Bobby Vidanoski

#7 Bobby Vidanoski

Full back

Played for Altona Magic and moved to ACSC because he loves the club. Bobby’s career highlight was playing against Paul Pogba.

#8 Callum Byrne

#8 Callum Byrne

Centre midfield

Callum reached the FA cup, and played for Manchester United FC. He enjoyed playing here last season, and is influenced by his dad.

#9 John McGuigan

#9 John McGuigan

Attacking midfield

John admires the strong team culture at ACSC and believes this will give them the edge to win the league title in 2019. 

 

#10 Harrison Hanley

#10 Harrison Hanley

Striker

Played for Hankar Hafnarfordur (Iceland).  Travelled because of the great staff, coaches and support at this club. Hopes to bring promotion this season.

#11 Evan Cristodoulou

#11 Evan Cristodoulou

Attacking midfield & Captain

Played for Avondale. His goal is to lead his team to be better on the pitch each and every game. Evan encourages all supporters to “fire up”! 

#13 Jon Brooks

#13 Jon Brooks

Centre back

Wants to push himself harder under respected coach Andy O’Dell. Keep up the support because it’s going to be a great year! 

#14 Dom Marafioti

#14 Dom Marafioti

Striker

From North Geelong to ACSC due to big ambitions of the coaches and the club. Career highlight was playing the Vercelli series in Italy.

 

#15 Tsar Mitchener

#15 Tsar Mitchener

Winger

Ready for a new challenge in 2019 and getting ACSC to the top of the ladder for a promotion in 2020! 

#16 Patrick Karras

#16 Patrick Karras

Winger

 Patrick’s goal is to win his first league title this year. He enjoys the discipline that Coach Andy brings to the team. 

 

#17 Hayden Beasley

#17 Hayden Beasley

Full back

Aiming for promotion this season. 

 

#19 Conor Rafferty

#19 Conor Rafferty

Striker

Moved from Moreland City to gain experience. Won the state championships with Melbourne Knights. Aims to score goals and win the league with ACSC.

#61 Stefan Sardelic

#61 Stefan Sardelic

Goal Keeper

Played as a junior at ACSC. Proud to be part of a fantastic family club striving to compete at the highest level and one that makes everyone welcome.

MEN’S Coaching staff

Our skilled and dedicated 2019 Senior Men’s Coaching staff.

Andy O'Dell

Andy O'Dell

Head coach

Matty Gray

Matty Gray

Assistant coach

Matthew Cini

Matthew Cini

Assistant coach (high performance)

James Varsmakis

James Varsmakis

Senior mens physio

Joe Vella

Joe Vella

Reserve/U20’s mens coach

Contact

Sam Borg

Sam Borg

Senior football operations manager

Email

Darren Cox

Darren Cox

U18’s mens coach

Contact

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 two years now and this current core group of players have 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 fundraise 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 Jamie Floros

#1 Jamie Floros

Keeper

I’m at ACSC because Roger and the girls are a second family. Loved playing in the Pan Hellenic Cup.  Thank you for supporting and keep cheering!

 

#2 Claire Scerri

#2 Claire Scerri

Attacking midfield

Admires the strong team culture at ACSC. Aims to have a mature mindset without getting caught up in mistakes.  Enjoys being part of a team who support each other 100% and gives it their all every game. 

#4 Lisa Georgopoulos

#4 Lisa Georgopoulos

Striker

Overall focus is to get promoted. We have a very talented team and an amazing coach that work well together. ACSC is a great club – love their support and their fundraising for Cure Brain Cancer.

#5 Rebecca Kovac

#5 Rebecca Kovac

Centre back / Defence

Is excited to play again as ACSC is the kind of club that makes you to 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.

#6 Sophia Dimitriou

#6 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.

#7 Sabina Ganic

#7 Sabina Ganic

Striker

Our team is a family. 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 being involved more with the club and inspiring our junior teams. 

#8 Alex Potter

#8 Alex Potter

Defensive midfield

Looking forward to continuing the work that was started last year.  Come and watch our Friday night home games for a great end to the week!

#10 Emily Guardiani

#10 Emily Guardiani

Striker

Emily has been a part of ACSC since she was a teen. ACSC is a great bunch of girls and we have an excellent coach with grass training fields. Aim is to finish the season in the top two on the ladder.

 

#12 Ondrea Duncan

#12 Ondrea Duncan

Right wing

Loves the ACSC girls, the coach and the atmosphere. The focus of the team is to ensure we try our hardest in every single game and work together knowing each other’s capabilities. This is our year as a team, club and family.

#13 Sophie Bush

#13 Sophie Bush

Midfield

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. Greatest influence is Coach Roger Borg.  The louder your cheer, the faster we run!

#14 Rosie Archer

#14 Rosie Archer

Striker

Rosie has been the team’s #1 supporter on the sidelines after doing her ACL in 2015 and welcoming a baby early this year. Since rejoining the team mid-season, her focus is on helping the team win every game and get the promotion they deserve. 

#15 Cara Crisostomo

#15 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!

#16 Maria Tsapa

#16 Maria Tsapa

Left / Right wing

 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! Aim is to improve overall throughout the season and make good friendships.

#17 Renee Somoza

#17 Renee Somoza

Defence midfield

Previously played in the US for Flagstaff in Arizona. Renee decided to play with ACSC as she was treated like family from day one. Coach Roger and all the players have made me feel welcome and right at home…plus they’re great for a laugh! 

#19 Nicki Ross

#19 Nicki Ross

Centre

Played for Fitzroy SC. 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. Nicki hopes to raise more funds for charity Cure Brain Cancer. 

#31 Allie Downie

#31 Allie Downie

Centre midfield

Played for the Cronulla Seagulls. 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!

#32 Nadine Malijkovic

#32 Nadine Malijkovic

Striker

Plays for ACSC because of the strong club culture and talented girl squad. Loved scoring a hat trick and hoping for promotion in 2020. Thank you for your continuous support of the club!

#34 Renee Laszczak

#34 Renee Laszczak

Attacking midfield

Started at ACSC in 2009 and fell in love with the game. The close friendships in the team motivated me to improve my fitness and skills. I hope you enjoy supporting our very talented team and get to as many home games as possible. 

#51 Denise Horner

#51 Denise Horner

Centre attacking midfield

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. We want to promote girls’ and womens’ soccer within our club and empower our junior girls to work hard and follow their soccer dreams. 

#63 Stella Campanaro

#63 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!

#65 Nicky Tzouvanellis

#65 Nicky Tzouvanellis

Right midfield

My focus is to learn, improve, and evolve not only to please the coach and my teammates but also to feel satisfied with myself. And of course, I always want to win! Promotion is the next goal in order to really challenge and improve the team next season.

WOMEN’S Coaching staff

Our respected, loved and dedicated 2019 Senior Women’s Coach. Coach Roger Borg has been with the women’s team for two years now and this current core group of players have been playing together for the past six years.

Roger Borg

Roger Borg

Senior womens coach

Email or Phone

JUNIOR TEAMS

Altona City Juniors participate in the Football Victoria Community league divisions and have approximately 250 junior players ranging in age from 5 to 18.

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

Our U5 to U7 Miniroos participate in Saturday morning football discovery sessions aimed at participation and fun for the kids to fall in love with football.

The U8 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 secretary@altonacitysc.com.

Vinnie Campelj

Club Coach Coordinator

Email

Katherine Bradford

U5-7s New Roos Coordinator

Email

Chris Caruana

U8-11s Mini Roos Coordinator

Email

Team

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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.