Category: Technical Patriot

Senior Coach Appointed

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ben Moore as the First Team Coach for the remainder of the season. Ben brings a vast wealth of experience after a very successful two decades at the NPL level. Ben started his career at Elizabeth City and has fond memories of being around the club as a young player. His assistant coach is player life member Neil Childs, who also brings significant experience to the club.

As supporters, parents, volunteers and players lets make sure we give Ben our full support as we finish off this season and build for the future.

Coaches Report

Round 10 saw us host top of the table Northern Demons.

A dominant first half saw us go into the half time break 1-0 up and looking like we would go on with it much like we have started the previous 5 games full of promise, fight and desire.

Upon starting the second half it was evident that Northern Demons weren’t about to let our boys walk over them and within 10 minutes of the re-start they equalised and two minutes later hit the front.

In early season matches the boys would dig in and fight back for a result. They seem hesitant and conflicted at getting over that barrier currently and a few changes will hopefully get them back on track.

Lets hope the early season fight returns and they journey back from Seaford this weekend with a positive result.
Colin Bajkusev

Head Coach/Technical Director

Chairman’s Message – Round 2

Well, 1 down 21 to go, great effort by all three teams in front of a healthy crowd, a big stage for many of the players, experiencing the echo of the grandstand for the first time, no cards in the 1st team, can’t remember the last time I witnessed that, would have been great to snatch a result, maybe a few more minutes would have done it, anyway it was not to be, still a solid start for all the players and coaching staff and we are undefeated going into Saturday’s games against Modbury Vista. There were lots of positives out of the day on and off the park, also good to see and hear the supporters enjoying some good football, big thanks to our Sponsors, Mascots, Committee and volunteers for the day, we are still lacking help on match days, a few more hands on deck would make all the difference, together we can do so much more to make the club more professional and a better place to be, please come and talk to me if you would like to assist. The club was happy to welcome Autism SA to Ramsay Park, they had a good day spreading awareness to the community and selling their wares; and we look forward to assisting them more in the future. Good Luck to everyone on Saturday and in the cup on Monday. Kevin Winfield Chairman/Supporter

The Technical Patriot

This column deals with issues and things you can do to help improve your game.
Make sure you get your parents or carers permission to use a ball inside the house first!
Something you should always do is have a ball at your feet, it doesn’t have to be a soccer ball, it can be a soft ball especially inside the house, it doesn’t have to be as big as the ball you play outdoors with.
All you want to be doing with this ball is touching it with your feet as you walk around, in your room, watching tv, in the back yard, you don’t need to kick it, touch it with the top of your foot, bottom of your foot, side of your foot, inside of your foot, on both feet.
Do this every day you get a chance to and in a short space of time your touch on the ball will be so much better and the ball will feel like it’s part of your foot. Continue reading “The Technical Patriot”