Sub-junior Boys Assessment Day
Some photos from the sub-junior boys assessment day are found in this years photo album here. We saw a huge amount of kids, they all got to catch up with mates from last year and had a quick skills session and game in great weather. We thank all the parents for helping the day run well and many thanks to the kids for just being awesome.
Thank you to all our Football department including George, Caleb and Matais for their assistance today in making this day a very enjoyable day for us and a massive learning process for the benefits of our players that have chosen to be part of "The Club to be with".
We encourage all comments positive or negative on the day so that we can help make the process easier for in the future. The club will be in touch with all players very soon via your coach.
SPORTSMART CLUB ADVANTAGE & Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC is now signed up to Sportsmart's Club Advantage program, which offers great benefits to us and our club members. Our Club Advantage number is 800338
Write this number down and quote it every time you make a purchase from Sportsmart to get two benefits:
1. For you - an instant 5% discount off the normal selling price
2. For our club - your purchase will boost our club rebate (Chelsea FC gets 3% back in rebates so we can put this into the purchase of equipment and can reduce our running costs!)
In addition to your discount and our club rebate, Club Advantage also gives Chelsea FC access to exclusive promotions, VIP nights and special offers.
We thank Sportsmart for supporting Chelsea FC.
Your local Sportsmart store is MOORABBIN: 83-85 Cochranes Rd Moorabbin
This information will be up on our website permanently as a menu item at the top if the screen so please feel free to print out the Member card and keep with you for any trips to Sportsmart for boots and shinpads or any sporting item at all
Introducing our new Reserves Coach...
Daniel Garces - Born in Moron, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Currently resides in Endeavour Hills.
I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Daniel (nickname – Muchacho) and I look forward to coaching the reserves, what an honour it is.
My mantra is: Success is a team effort!
And for that matter as we all know life is a team effort!
“Since I was a little boy my godfather gave me my first soccer ball and top at the age of two. His team was Club Atletico Independiente and was soon mine too. At the age of six I was playing on the streets of Buenos Aires until I was fourteen years of age and as it turned out I was coaching and playing the team that I formed to play inter suburbs until the age of seventeen. Then on to local teams until I went on to try out with the Boca Juniors. At this time in my life my parents had already decided to travel to Australia – so I never found out the results – that was in 1975.
After arriving in Melbourne we moved into South Yarra, a newly made friend of mine suggested to me that I try out with a club in West Melbourne – 1981 and this began my soccer career in Australia. In on of the game I was playing I was scouted to play for Under 20 Youth National Australia Team although I was at the time now 21!
Many years later I joined Carringbush Soccer Club 1990 (top goal scorer) and remained with them until 1994 and in 1999 received again the top goal scorer and league championship with the Bayside Argonauts, moving on to coach for the Bayside Argonauts in the year 2000.
Chelsea Girls teams do us proud
On Sunday 16 February at Goschs Paddock next to AAMI Park six girls soccer teams from Chelsea FC participated in a tournament organised by Melbourne Victory to recognise girls playing soccer. The U16 girls team narrowly missed playing in the semi finals, the two U10 girls teams played in the semi finals and both lost on a penalty shoot out and the U8, U12 and U14 girls teams made it through to the grand final. The grand finals were played on AAMI Park on Saturday 22 February prior to the Melbourne Victory versus Adelaide game. The U12 team was narrowly defeated after dominating most of the game and the U8 and U14 teams both drew their grand finals. This was a fantastic effort by all of the girls teams representing Chelsea FC in this tournament against some of the stronger clubs around Melbourne.
On Sunday 23 February 10 girls from Chelsea FC acted as ball girls in the W League grand final between Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar, which was won convincingly by the Melbourne Victory women. Our girls did a fantastic job on the day and we are very proud of their commitment to enjoying the participation in the great game of soccer.
At Chelsea Football (Soccer) Club we have girls teams playing in the Football Federation of Victoria competition at all levels from U7 to senior women. The number of girls playing soccer is increasing dramatically and there are a few places remaining in our teams for 2014. If you or your daughters are interested in playing please contact Peter McCarthy on 0418 388 257 or email the club at email@example.com.
A few photos of the day found in with the club photos here
The Bert Thomas Pavilion on Edithvale Road was opened on Friday February 21st. The opening was overseen by Lord Mayor Paul Peulich of the City of Kingston. We had our favourite stars from Melbourne Victory Football Club and Melbourne Aces Baseball in attendance.
Chelsea FC will hosted small sided soccer matches. There were Baseball speed gun activities, Athletics hosted an official track & field meet.
All photos are in the photo gallery http://www.foxsportspulse.com/gallery.cgi?g=65365&e=124345&et=3&c=1-8746-124345-0-0
A letter of thanks from Rob Dodich (President Chelsea FC)
Registrations Update. Some age groups are full!
We have nearly finalised all teams and we will be communicating with all players and\or parents shortly.
We had an exceptional response to our registration day and as a result we need to advise that we cannot guarantee a place in all age groups should you register after the official registration days on 8 & 9 February. If you are registering to a ‘full’ age group after the 8th or 9th of February we will do our best to accommodate your child, however at this point in time we cannot guarantee a place in these age groups. In these instances we will be accepting registrations, but the registered player will go to a waiting list. If in the unfortunate circumstance that the cub cannot accommodate the player with a position in a team a full refund will be available.
Full age groups:
Under 7 Boys Saturday | Under 9 boys Saturday | Under 10 boys Saturday | Under 11 boys Saturday | Under 12 boys Sunday | Under 13 boys Sunday
All other age groups are open to new registrations - registration forms available from tab at top of this page.
Junior and Sub Junior Coaches
Chelsea FC - Pavilion Article Leader Newspaper
RESERVE’S UPGRADE ATTRACTS MEMBERS AND SHOOS BIRDS
THE new $3.8 million pavilion at Edithvale Recreation Reserve will not only boost sporting club membership, but will also keep pesky pigeons away.
The Bert Thomas Pavilion, to be officially opened this Friday, has taken 12 months to complete and replaces three former ageing pavilions on the site.
Hundreds of members across Chelsea Football Club (soccer), Chelsea Baseball Club, Chelsea Little Athletics Centre, Southern Masters Cycling Club and Chelsea and Peninsula Cycling Club are delighted with the striking new building.
Chelsea Baseball Club president Belinda Worton said the club had already seen new players sign up because of the new pavilion, funded by Kingston Council.
“This means so much to us, because we now have such a positive future ahead of us,” Ms Worton said. “We’ve had a few new players sign up because they’ve seen the new pavilion as they’ve been driving past. But one of the biggest bonuses is no more pigeons. Pigeons had completely overtaken the old building, but they’re staying clear of the new one.”
Chelsea Little Athletics president Murray Smith said the new pavilion was “a huge upgrade”. “Our numbers have been increasing steadily over the past five years and we expect the new pavilion will give us another big boost,” Mr Murray said.
Chelsea Football Club president Robert Dodich said the pavilion meant the Edithvale Recreation Reserve would become the premier sporting precinct in the bayside area.
People are invited to the free official opening of the pavilion this Friday from 5pm to 8pm.
Two Up Front podcasts - Dom and Rob G
In the past month Dom and Rob G have been busy shaking hands, kissing babies and spreading the word about Chelsea FC whilst doing the promotional rounds - and here are some interviews to listen from the Two Up Front radio show.
Dom's interview is all about what's been happening down at the club and Rob G clears up some questions and issues around the new NPLV system - and also offers some great advice on how to acheive your goals.
Both are must listen to interviews.
2nd February, 2014
It is with great pleasure and honour that I address you in my first official correspondence as Club President.
On behalf of the current Executive Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Committee for their tremendous contribution to Chelsea FC over the preceding year. I would like to extend my appreciation to all our Club’s sponsors who are a critical component in the effective running of a soccer club. I look forward to their ongoing support and contribution for many years to come. I would also like to thank all coaches, assistants, team managers and volunteers who contributed to our Club’s success in 2013. It takes an enormous amount of time, effort and sacrifice to run a sporting club and their efforts have been greatly appreciated. I look forward to your continued involvement in 2014. Finally, I would like to extend my greatest appreciation to all our wonderful members and families who have loyally supported the growth and development of our Club. Without you incredible support and patronage there would be no soccer club for your Executive Committee to manage. I look forward to your continued involvement in 2014 and being part of a very exciting period in our Club’s history.
It is on this note that I welcome everyone associated with Chelsea FC to 2014. It is not an exaggeration to say that 2014 will be the most exciting year in our Club’s history for a number of reasons.
On the evening of 21st February 2014, the City of Kingston and the sporting clubs at Edithvale Reserve will host the opening of a state-of-the-art, two-storey Pavilion costing approximately $3.8 million. I welcome everyone associated with Chelsea FC to attend this gala evening and familiarise yourself with your Club’s new home ground facilities. It truly is impressive! Images of the Pavilion can be found on our website and Facebook page. Detailed information on the Pavilion opening will be made available soon on our website and Facebook page.
The Club’s facilities will include a first floor social space that can accommodate 150 sitting guests and which is complimented by a commercial size kitchen. The social space will afford our members and associates with unobscured, sheltered views of all three soccer fields. If people prefer outdoor spectating, our social space extends to a substantial viewing balcony that will be catered for with outdoor, café-style furnishings.
From a playing viewpoint, the pavilion will offer our players four separate change rooms with ducted heating/cooling and each with their own showers and toilets. Players will also have access to a massage table and a separate First Aid room. Coaches will equally be impressed by two significantly sized, ground floor storerooms. On game days, our members and associates will be catered for by a ground floor, commercial size kiosk.
Your Executive Committee has embraced Council’s vision of having the Pavilion utilised as a community facility. As such, we are the only sporting Club at Edithvale Reserve to negotiate a lease agreement. In short, a lease agreement will afford our Club 24/7 access to the Pavilion thereby catering to our members needs 365 days a year. Our social space will also be made available to social groups, community groups and local business to utilise for weddings, social functions, business meetings and the like. The Council supports your Executive Committee’s vision to make Edithvale Reserve and its impressive Pavilion the pre-eminent sporting precinct in the bayside region as well as a focal point for local community activity.
The City of Kingston is also completing landscaping works around the Pavilion as well as car park works. This is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
A new integrated Family and Children’s Centre is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year on the very site of our old Clubroom. The centre will include a kindergarten, maternal and children’s health services, long day care and play groups. I foresee this Centre will compliment our Club in a positive manner, particularly for parents and guardians who have children in day care services and who are also junior players at our Club.
All our pitches have received post season maintenance by Council and are developing nicely. Such works will continue for the next month. Additionally, Coach’s boxes on Pitch 1 have been repaired and player benches on Pitches 2 and 3 are expected to be completed by Council by the end of this month.
Alternative training venues are actively being explored by your Executive Committee to help create greater flexibility for our Football Department and to preserve our three playing fields as much as possible.
Another exciting development at our Club has been the recent recruitment of Rob Giabardo (Technical Director of Football) and Michael Antolos (Senior Men’s Coach). We are extremely privileged to have recruited such high calibre football personnel and I welcome both Rob and Michael to our Club. Both have been extensively profiled on our website and Facebook page and I encourage you to read their profiles if you have not done so already.
Importantly, both Rob and Michael have been specifically recruited by the Club to assist our existing Football Department personnel in fulfilling the vision of creating an outstanding club culture through the technical development of both our coaches and players whilst creating a football philosophy and style of play consistently through each team at our Club as set out in Football Federations Australia’s, National Football Curriculum.
In short, the Club’s goal is to provide our players with the best opportunity to fulfil their technical abilities whilst enjoying the very game they love to play.
To help support this vision, your Executive Committee is currently exploring an affiliate relationship with Victorian NPL club, Dandenong Thunder. Such a relationship will encourage the optimum, technical development of players at our Club. Rob Giabardo’s formal association with both Clubs will greatly assist in the facilitation of such a relationship.
With the exception of the men’s 35+ team, the Executive Committee has also made the decision to leave the Bayside Football Association league and enter all teams into the FFV. This will improve the quality of our players by exposing them to the stronger competition afforded by Victoria’s governing football body.
Open for Business
In summary, 2014 will represent a landmark year in the short lived history of our Club. The completion of the Pavilion and the significant developments in Football Department personnel and philosophies will, I believe, set the foundations for our Club’s long term prosperity and hopefully leave a legacy for many generations to come. Your Executive Committee is very motivated to ensure that we will fulfil our motto of:
‘The Club To Be With’ – the best community soccer club we can be, providing our members and associates with the best coaches, the best culture, the best facilities at the best value for money.
Your Executive Committee will leave no stone unturned to achieve this mandate and I look forward to all existing and prospective members joining us on this exciting journey.
If you have any questions or feedback on anything in this Newsletter or other pertinent Club matters, please do not hesitate to contact me on PH: 0416 171 392 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome your input and look forward to seeing you be part of Chelsea FC in 2014.
Introducing our new Technical Director of Football
Dear Chelsea FC Members and local community.
I am proud to say, after long term discussions with our President Rob and I we are excited to inform you all that Robert Giabardo will be joining Chelsea FC as our Technical Director of football for this season and beyond.
Rob’s commitment to Junior Soccer “Football” is second to none.
He not only has a very good reputation as a very good Junior coach and mentor, he has the runs on the board with success on and of the pitch.
Below are just some of Rob Giabardo achievements.
- FFV Coach of the year 2011 http://twoupfront.com.au/?p=139
- In 2011 Rob took a team of Under 13 boys to compete in the San Marino youth tournament in Italy and the World Youth Cup in Sweden - which is the biggest youth tournament in the world. This was the first time that the team had ever travelled abroad, and it followed their unbelievable 2010 season when they won the Bendigo 7s, The Kanga Cup and the Gold Coast Champions Cup - a feat no other team has ever accomplished. Yet this team was simply a club team made up of local talent who had been together for 2 years. This talented group of boys led by Rob Giabardo finished 3rd in this prestigious tournament http://www.stormssoccer.blogspot.com.au/p/european-trip-2011.html and perormed unbelievably well in Goethenberg to finish top of ther group. They only played international academy teams and from 13 games in total, won 10, drew 1 and lost 2.
- Read this http://stormssoccer.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/about-storm.html
- Rob coached 2 teams in the Gold Coast Cup tournament in 2012 where they beat quality teams from clubs around Australia.
- Rob also also was the coach of a under 13s squad in 2012 that were crowned State Champions in 2012.
- Recently in 2013 Rob and a very committed group of players and parents took 2 squads to Spain to play against the rest of the world in the Donosti Cup and Costa Blanca Cup, Robs team did extremely well over there playing at the very highest level of football that they had ever played. Both teams ended up in the 1/4 finals - the farthest any Australian team had ever gone. The U15 Storm team only conceded 4 goals in 9 matches - losing two quarter-finals in a penalty shoot out.
- Just a couple of weeks ago Rob along with another fine gentleman Melvin Wilkes led a large group of kids to a soccer camp at Phillip Island, read more here. http://www.stormssoccer.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/fantastic-time-at-camp.html
- Guys, here is this fine gentleman’s achievements to Junior football http://www.stormssoccer.blogspot.com.au/p/results.html
Rob Giabardo, Welcome to Chelsea FC, the recruitment of you and our senior coach Mike along with our brand new pavilion and our committee we see great things for the members of Chelsea FC.
Chelsea FC Vice President.
Senior Players - Training Notification
Senior Training has recommenced for 2014.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. 6.30 to 8pm
New Players welcome.
Edithvale Recreational Reserve, Edithvale Rd - Edithvale
Masters - Players Wanted
Don't let the young guys have all the fun. We are looking for players for our Masters side. All players welcome. Goal keepers, strikers, defenders, mid fielders you are all welcome.
Have you ever thought about sponsoring the Chelsea Soccer Club?
- Over 300 players and families.
- Packages starting at $100
- Platinum sponsorships available. Signage on Jerseys, fences, club house, phone apps, websites and more.
Contact Peter on 0409 587 710 for more information.
Introducing our new Men's Senior Coach
Has had stints in the lower divisions and non league in the UK in the 90's and in the late 80's in the United States.
On his return, he then had a spell with Croydon City in the VPL and after Croydon was relegated to division 1 in the early 2000's he hung his boots up to concentrate on business and returned after a hiatus to coach Chelsea SC women for two years and then a year with Noble Park SC girls and the year after with Dandenong City SC. In 2012, his first piece of silverware was earned with Melbourne University Soccer Club Provisional South East 3 Reserves when the team he coached placed 2nd. A modest but ever developing career. Mike believes in possession football and the promotion of younger players to senior ranks.
New Committee for 2014
At our AGM held on October 7th the 2014 committee was voted in and consists of the following people:
Top Row L-R: Seamus Walsh (Treasurer), Peter Sinclair (Marketing), Steve Kucinic (Football co-ordinator), Juan Noguera (Football director), Tina Laudina (Functions and Social Events)
Bottom Row L-R: Peter McCarthy (Football co-ordinator), Dom Boccari (Vice President), Rob Dodich (President), Louisa Raffaele (Secretary)
Not pictured: Craig Ryan and Jessica Boccari (Functions and Social Events)
Contact details for all Executive and Operations Committee members can be found here. Chelsea FC would like to dearly thank the 2013 outgoing committee for all their hard work. 2014 is going to be a big year for the club and the executive committee will be sitting down asap to plan ahead for the coming year. More information is to follow.
There are still a few social committee spots available if you are keen to help out so please get in touch with us to find out more.
Chelsea FC now trialing TIQBIZ service
Chelsea FC is now using the TIQBIZ phone and PC app to send messages to its members
If you have a smartphone - iPHONE or Android - please go to the app store and download the free Tiqbiz app (many schools in the area are already using this so you may have done so already)
Search for Chelsea FC in the Find tab and tick the Whole Club mailbox (make sure the accept notifications when setting up - that way you will be alerted to new messages).
You can also set up on your windows computer via the download at http://www.tiqbiz.com/
In the new year we will be pushing more and more communication this way to ensure you get information a lot quicker and direct. Each team will have a mailbox set up so alerts can be sent direct from coaches and team managers
Please don't hesitate to contact email@example.com if you have any problems setting this up and we will help you through the process.
Many thanks - any and all feedback about this system is very welcome by the end of the year to the same email address. :)
Chelsea FC is on Google+
Hi everyone - Chelsea FC does have a Google + page where we can send you private invites to events that can't be made public on this website. The Melbourne Victory training next week is a great example of this.
Apologies that the link we just sent you is not working, but if you follow THIS LINK and create an account and befriend us you will receive all invites going forward and see the private invites we set up like the Melbourne Victory training one - it will even send reminders to you if you set your account up correctly.
Once again, apologies for the hassles, but we want to make sure this offer is only for club members and not the general public!