The Club would like to thank Wally for his contribution both this year and last year and we wish Wally all the best with his future endeavours.
Rockdale City Suns are pleased to announce that the Club’s Technical Director Mark Rudan has accepted the role of head first grade coach with immediate effect.
Mark enjoyed a long and successful playing career that commenced with Sydney United. He also enjoyed successful playing stints in Germany with Alemannia Aachen, in Japan with Avispa Fukuoka, and with the Swiss Super League outfit FC Vaduz.
Mark was an inaugural squad member of Sydney FC where he enjoyed three successful seasons. His leadership qualities were evidenced by the fact that he was also a club captain with the sky blues.
On the international side, he was a member of the Young Socceroos for a South American tour in 1993, including a youth tournament mostly including club sides. He was made vice captain to Mark Viduka in Australia’s undefeated Youth World Cup qualifying campaign and scored the only goal of the Oceania final against New Zealand.
He was a part of the squad for the 1995 World Youth Cup, played three of Australia’s four matches including their second round exit in extra time at the hands of Portugal. He progressed his way into the national under-23 team and played most qualifying matches for the Olympics in Atlanta.
Since hanging up the boots, Mark has continued his involvement in the game and is most recognisable nowadays as a commentator on Fox Sports and has been focused on coaching, he is the holder of a FFA ?B? Licence.
–Rockdale City Suns FC Press Release