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FROM THE TEACHER-IN-CHARGE OF SOCCER AT SKC

Welcome to the SKC Soccer Season for 2018

Dear Members of the SKC Soccer Community,

We welcome especially sixty-nine Year 7 players and their families, together with a number of other new players from across all the other secondary year levels. This is a very exciting year for us as we look forward to our first complete season at our new sporting facilities at Tooronga Fields.
  
We are also very pleased that our Head Coach and Coach of the 1st XI, former celebrated Socceroo, Mr Josh Kennedy, will be able to provide better assistance to other coaches and their teams as they train at the one venue each week.

Our enthusiastic and hardworking Soccer Association Committee organised a friendly Soccer Season Launch at Tooronga to coincide with the first official round of APS Sport on Saturday 21st April. Remarkably, all teams who played at home or away on that day succeeded in winning their match!

More than 370 Kevinians have chosen to represent their College in the wonderful world game of soccer this year. We are fielding five teams at Years 7, 8, and 10, four teams at Year 9, and seven senior squads, bringing the total number of squads this year to twenty-six.

Each team comprises a squad of about thirteen to fifteen players. Please be aware that none of these squads (including the 1st XI) is ever ‘set in concrete’. Movement from one to the other will be possible at any stage throughout the season depending on factors such as individual performance, injuries and illness.

The names of the teams and their coaches and their training times and locations are as follows:

Year 7s train on Monday afternoons from 3:30 till 4:45 on the three pitches at Tooronga:

7As coached by Mr Peter Karakoussis,
7B Blues with Mr Dom Jamriska, 7B Greens with Mr Tass Dimitroulis,
7Cs with Mr Hugh Gastin, and 7Ds with Ms Catherine Parker.

Year 8s train on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 till 4:45 on Pitches 1 & 2 at Tooronga:

8As coached by Mr Stefan Odachowski, 8B Blues with Mr Paul Koutsakis, 8B Greens with Mr John Pollard, 8C Blues with Ms Lynne Smith and 8C Greens with Ms Jue Zhang.

Year 9s train on Thursday afternoons from 3:45 till 5:00 as follows:
9As and 9Bs on Pitch 3 at Tooronga
9Cs and 9Ds train on the Waterford Courts
9As coached by Mr Luigi Spada, 9Bs with Ms Fernanda Astudillo,
9Cs with Ms Rachel Kerr, and 9Ds with Mr Paul Roberts.

Year 10s train on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 till 5:00 on Pitches 2 & 3 at Tooronga (the 10A’s also train on Thursday afternoons on Pitch 2):

10As with Mr Francis McGuigan, 10Bs with Mr Daniel Tinsey,
10Cs with Dr Jim Waller, 10D Blues with Mr Rodney Sipthorp, and
10C Greens with Mr John Tsinidis

Years 11 & 12 train in seven squads as follows:

1st XI coached by Mr Josh Kennedy and 2nd XI with Mr Joe Keenan train on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 till 5:00 on Pitch 1 at Tooronga
3rds with Mr David de Carlos Pulido and 4ths with Mr Brad Carter train on Wednesdays from 3:30 till 4:45 on Pitch 3 at Tooronga
5ths with Mr Brian Cosgriff, 6th Blues with Mr Adam Bylsma and 6th Greens with Ms Vic Farrell train on Wednesdays from 3:30 till 4:45 on Kooyong 1

CONGRATULATIONS to the following 20 boys who have been successful in their bid to attain an initial placement in the 1st XI Squad this year:

Twelve Year 12s: this year’s Captain of Soccer, Miles Piner (#5), Christian Zubcic (GK), Lucas Allori (#14), Stefan Castello (#13), Dante Conte (#12), Christian Dachs (#17), Zachary Dakis (#11), Ed Hanrahan (#6), Marc Jencik (#20), Henry Renehan (#19), Andrew Varsamis (#4), Joseph Williams (#10)
 
Six Year 11s: Jacob Battista (#21), Sebastian Davies (#16), Thomas Fogarty (#15), Dean Gerszonovicz (#7), Andrew Rastocic (#8), Thomas Skoff (GK),

Two Year 10s: Nicholas Koutsakis (#18) and Nicholas Weller (#19)

The 1st XI played three ‘warm-up’ games starting with a nil all draw against last year’s Premiers, Xavier College, followed by another draw (3 to 3) in this year’s Centenary fixture against our brother Edmund Rice School, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat. The third game was a practice match against Scotch College which SKC won three goals to zero. More detailed reports on these matches can be found on the School website.

After the first few weeks of Term Two, players at every year level have been allocated to a squad, membership of which will vary during the season, depending on a range of factors such as illness, injury, and individual improvement in performance.

The soccer program and community at SKC continues to be supported by a very keen, generous and hard working Parent Association Committee under the new leadership of the President, Mr Emilio Amanatidis. Other executive members of this year’s Soccer Association Committee are the Secretary, Mrs Mary Comande and the Treasurer, Hilary Williams.

I look forward to working closely with the whole SKC Soccer community, and I wish all players, coaches and parents a very enjoyable and successful season of soccer in 2018.

Mr Nick Hale
TIC Soccer

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