Topping the roster is former Olyroo, Young Socceroo and Sydney FC Captain Mark Rudan who has been appointed head coach. Mark brings to the club his vast experience as an international professional footballer and more recently as a NSW Premier League coach.
The Board of Sydney United 58 FC is delighted to have Mark back at club which he spent some 7 successful seasons.
While at the stadium inspecting some of the club’s young players at a coaching session, Mark observed that it is his intention that the club?s traditions and spirit be revived, and that this be on display at every opportunity.
He said: ?It is clear that Sydney United 58 FC is already building the foundations for a successful 2013 season at all levels?.
Mark is part of an unparalleled coaching team for the 2013 Football NSW Premier League 1 competition. The full roster includes other notable individuals including former Socceroos Ante Moric and Tony Krslovic, Ex NSL and Bundesliga player Tony Sekulic along with former Croatia Youth International Davor Bajsic.
Sydney United 58 FC is focussed on performance at the highest level and developing players through all age groups. The potential for players to progress to professional football will never be greater with the club’s investment in coaching for the 2013 season.
The elite coaching roster for 2013 is as follows.
U12 Miguel Sosa (Senior Licence)
U13 Paul Fraser (UEFA B Licence)
U14 Leo Carle Jr (C Licence)
U15 Davor Bajsic (UEFA B Licence)
U16 Tony Krslovic (C Licence)
U18 Tony Sekulic (C Licence)
U20 Ante Moric (C Licence)
1st Grade Mark Rudan (B Licence)
-Sydney United 58 Press Release
Archives for October 2012
McLafferty has been Tony Walmsley?s assistant coach with the Mariners NYL team for the past two seasons.
With Walmsley leaving the yellow and navy to take up a new challenge with Sheffield United?s Academy this October, McLafferty stood out as the best candidate to succeed him in the important youth development role.
Having been involved in the recruitment and retention phase for this seasons NYL, McLafferty not only understands the players signed for this campaign, but the practices and processes which make the Mariners Youth development program the best in Australia.
Moreover, McLafferty will take on an additional responsibility with the Central Coast Mariners Academy (CCMA) as Men?s Program Director. This role will see him overlooking the entire Men?s program from under 16?s through to Central Coast Football?s (CCF) first grade team.
McLafferty will work closely with Paul Waters and Steve Finch to ensure the successful progression of Mariners Academy players to the CCF first grade team, and potentially Mariners Youth and Hyundai A-League outfits.
?It?s very exciting times,? McLafferty said. ?It?s an exciting time to get them on the field and not just get results, but hopefully develop them so ?Arnie? (Graham Arnold) and ?Mossy? (Phil Moss) can have a better look at them as well.?
Meanwhile, Central Coast Mariners can also confirm the 16 players signed for the 2012/13 NYL season, and announce that the squad features three locally trained juniors.
Louis Bozanic ? brother of Mariners A-League star Oliver ? has signed on with the Club, while in another exciting development underpinning the importance of the CCMA pathway, two U-16 Central Coast juniors will also join the team. Josh Forbes and Steve White ? who played this season for CCMA ? will proudly represent Mariners Youth this campaign.
?It?s exciting times for the development on the Central Coast. Two players from last year?s Central Coast Mariners Academy have been selected to go into the Mariners National Youth League this year. Obviously they?ve got a lot to learn but they?re coming into a professional program and hopefully there?s a few more come after them.?
?There?s been a gap there and there still is a gap which has been identified from day one. But the work is in progress and we feel confident that we?re getting closer and closer to where it should be,? McLafferty said.
Four members of the Championship winning NYL team from last term will again feature for the Club. Talented custodian former APIA Leichhardt Tigers keeper David Bradasevic, Australian youth representatives and ex-Sutherland Sharks defender Hayden Morton and Bonnyrigg White Eagles? Nikola Stanojevic, as well as explosive former Blacktown City FC right-winger-cum-full-back Adam Jenner will don the yellow and navy once again.
But Mariners Youth will have a distinctively fresh feel when they begin their campaign against F3 Derby foes Newcastle Jets at the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence on Sunday 21 October.
Up front Central Coast Youth will feature two former Australian Institute of Sport graduates and Parramatta FC players in Aaron Peterson and Patrick Dixon.
Meanwhile, NYL experienced players including goalkeeper Luke Turnbull, former Gold Coast United midfielder Daniel Bragg, and utilities Jordan Crighton and Tommy Cirjak have penned deals with the Club.
Up-and-coming players Micky Neill, Kieren Paull and Dillon Vorster round out the Mariners 2012/13 NYL roster.
Central Coast Mariners 2012/13 NYL Squad: Louis Bozanic, David Bradasevic (Gk), Daniel Bragg, Tommy Cirjak, Jordan Crighton, Patrick Dixon, Josh Forbes, Adam Jenner, Hayden Morton, Mickey Neill, Kieren Paull, Aaron Peterson, Nikola Stanojevic, Luke Turnbull (Gk), Dillon Vorster, Steve White
Marconi Stallions caused a mammoth upset on grand-final Monday to defeat Premiers Bonnyrigg White Eagles and seal the 2012 NSW Premier League Minor Premiership trophy at Bonnyrigg Sports Club.
Played a frantic pace for large spells, a second-half brace to Nathan Elasi sealed the deal for the Stallions ? the former White Eagles player returning to haunt his former side at his former stomping ground.
Elasi?s fine display landed the former White Eagles and Melbourne Victory player the Robbie Slater Man of the Match Award, Elasi becoming the fourth player to receive the accolade since its inception in 2009.
In the other two finals, Blacktown City FC defeated Parramatta FC 4-2 in the 18s while Sutherland Sharks took out the Championship in the 20s with a 2-1 victory over Parramatta FC.
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