Round 3 Home matches

Saturday 25 April 
9am - U8 Chelsea Sky Walkers v Glen Eira Highlanders - Pitch 2A
9am - U9 Chelsea Lightning v Brighton Falcons - Pitch 2B 
10.10am - U9 Chelsea Knights v Narre Warren Wanderers - Pitch 2A
10.10am - U10 Chelsea Thunder v Brighton Sharks - Pitch 2B
10.10am - U11 Chelsea Sharks v Mt Eliza Reds - Pitch 3A
10.10am - U11 Chelsea Bulls v Sandringham FC Three - Pitch 3B 
11.10am - U10 Chelsea Warriors v Langwarrin - Pitch 2B
11.10am - U10 Chelsea Samurai v Chelsea Warlocks - Pitch 3A

Sunday 26 April 
9am - U10 Girls Chelsea Meerkats v Dandenong City - Pitch 2A 
10am - U12 Girls Chelsea v Glen Eira Mercury - Pitch 2 
11.20am - U13-14 Girls Chelsea Blue v Casey Comets - Pitch 2 

Please be aware: ANZAC Day 2015 marks the centenary of the landing of the Allied forces at Gallipoli in World War One. This year, ANZAC Day will fall on a Saturday and a number of sporting fixtures across the state will be affected and must comply with the Anzac Day Act 1958.
All teams playing on ANZAC DAY should observe and honour our fallen ANZACS with a minimum of a minutes silence before all fixtures.

Keep sending in those photos and match reports - your photo may end up on our weekly roundup if you get it in early enough: website@chelseafootballclub.com.au.
Most teams have dedicated webpages set up now on the club website - if your team does not make sure you chase up your coach or team manager to get us the information. 
Have a great game on the weekend everyone - next week is a catch up round / bye for most - if not all - teams so make this week count!



Calling all goalkeepers!

Expressions of interest needed for 10 week course at our club grounds as mentioned previously.
Training with Fonz on Wednesday nights (time still TBC but around 6.30) for 1 hour sessions.

Please contact chelseafootballclubaustralia@gmail.com and let us know: Child’s name, Child’s team name and age group.
Once spots are confirmed you will be required to pay the $150 up front for the ten week course to the club account before you can begin.
All responses needed by Wednesday 28th April. Don’t miss out – places are very limited so get in now.
Coaches please ensure all interested players in your team are notified about this at training THIS WEEK 



Weekend Results 18/19 April

Well done to the senior men's team who had a great win in front of ever growing crowds. It's great to see more and more people come out and support them for their home matches. Next time they play at home make sure you are one of them as they put on a great style of football. 
Full results for Under 12 up listed below - again thanks for all the photos (some of which are featured here) and match reports, they will all be up on your team webpages soon.

Senior Men 4-0 win
Reserves 1-3 loss
Senior Women bye
Under 18 Girls 0-3 loss
Under 17 Boys 2-1 win
Under 15 Boys 2-8 loss
Under 14 Girls 6-1 win
Under 14 Boys Wanderers 1-1 draw
Under 14 Boys D 3-0 win
Under 13 Boys 2-3 loss
Under 12 Girls 1-8 loss
Under 12 Wallabies bye
Under 12 Blues 0-6 loss










Look who dropped in to say hi.

The Mayor of the city of Kingston council, Geoff Gledhill was very pleased with the amount of Children playing the worlds sport. He was also happy to see the amount of supportive parents encouraging the children in having a go.

As well as Geoff one of the south ward members of council, the young and very talented & supportive David Eden dropped in to spend time with the teams.
Chelsea FC is a club that has a lot of interest in becoming the next big thing in town besides Kingston Heath.









JUNIOR REFEREE PROGRAM AT CHELSEA FC

In Response to requests for a junior referee development program we have come up with the ‘Gold Coin Referee Program’ which will begin at the club this Saturday. Daniel Passante and Will Overberg from the U14s will be our first 'gold coin referees' - please join us in congratulating and thanking these young men.

If your side needs a referee for its match you are able to engage a Chelsea FC Gold Coin Referee. The reference to the gold coin is that the parents will make a gold coin donation to pay for the referee’s time i.e. you rattle the can and do a collection.

Please keep in mind:
• This is a grass roots program.
• The Gold coin referees are 12 to 16 year old members of the Chelsea soccer club
• The referees are kids. Please Respect the referee in all instances
• The Gold Coin referee can referee Under 7 to U11 matches.
• The GC Referees are volunteers who have practical experience and training – but they are not FFA or FFV qualified
• This is a great opportunity to give young people in the community an opportunity to take on and manage responsibility
• This program will help teams find a referee when a parent volunteer is not available or would prefer to watch their child play.
• A Chelsea FC Team Manager or team representative should collect gold coins as payment for the referee. This should be done before the game commences.



The ultimate duty of care and responsibility of the GC Referee is with the team and team manager who engage them to referee.
This is a community program where older kids are refereeing younger kids – We need all parents and supporters to keep this in mind and support the Gold Coin Referees.



WELCOME ABOARD LIFESTRONG



Chelsea FC is excited and proud to welcome Lifestrong as a sponsor in 2015. 
As part of their sponsorship, LifeStrong will offer our senior teams free physio & health services twice a week at the Club during the season - a training night and game day. If you see Daniel around at the club say hi or drop in on them down at their offices if you need any physio help.
http://lifestrong.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/lifestrongphysio?fref=ts



Weekend Results 11/12 April

We were blessed with beautiful weather for the first weekend of goalkick and junior teams for 2015.

As a club we also remembered the club president Dom Boccari and his family as they prepare for the funeral of Dom's father. Tony leaves behind a huge, loving family and lots of grandkids that he would be very proud of, several of them have played at Chelsea over the years. We observed a minute's silence at our home and away games and also flew the flag at half mast. Dom showed his love for the game and for the club, making sure to come down over the weekend and see the kids play even at this difficult time.



Match results for Under 12 teams and up listed below. Well done to our Reserves team who sit equal top of their division and the Senior Men team who are currently in 3rd place - a great start to the season for both. 
Keep those photos and reports coming in and they will be added to your team webpages throughout the week

Senior Men 6-1 win
Reserves Men 3-2 win
Senior Women 1-4 loss
Under 18 Girls bye
Under 17 Boys 15-1 win
Under 15 Boys 11-1 win
Under 14 B 7-1 win
Under 14 D 0-13 loss
Under 14 Girls Blue 9-1 win
Under 14 Girls Red 1-9 loss
Under 13 Boys 0-1 loss
Under 12 Wallabies 1-1 draw
Under 12 Blues 4-2 win
Under 12 Girls bye












Sub Juniors – Under 7s to U11s - last spots available for 2015

We have a few spots available in the following age groups for 2015 and then we are completely full. If you would like to register with Chelsea FC, please contact chelseafootballclubaustralia@gmail.com asap. All teams play Saturday mornings and the season starts on the last weekend of school holidays - yes that soon.

First in best dressed!

Under 8 – 5 positions are available
Under 11 – 2 positions are available

 


Spot your coach!

Thanks to Rob Giabardo, Chelsea FC conducted our second coach the coach seminar with our fantastic coaches for 2015.
It was great to see everybody make themselves available on a Sunday evening.
Can you see your coach hiding in this group photo?



Chelsea FC is proud to welcome Premier Football Tuition

PFT will be based at our club to offer Goal Keepers of all ages the opportunity to further develop their goal keeping skills.

Head coach and facilitator, Alfonso Cardnale “Fonz” will be offering this extra curriculum to Chelsea FC members and other goal keepers in the southern zone of Melbourne.
More details of PFT coaching nights will be out shortly.

2015 Members of Chelsea FC will be invited to a free PFT clinic shortly, once assessed by Fonz the Chelsea FC goal keepers will be placed into groups of (maximum 6) then trained on a specific night at a heavily subsidised cost by Chelsea FC.
Goal keeping sessions will be in 10 week blocks.

Each 1hr session normally costs over $50-60 dollars, 2015 Chelsea FC goal keepers will be only charged $15 per 1 hr session, 10 week blocks will only cost you $150.00 normally $500-$600, up to $400 savings only to our 2015 members

Chelsea FC truly is “the Club to be with”



Chelsea FC hosting FFV course

Chelsea FC had the pleasure of hosting FFA / FFV grass roots coaching recently.

FFA / FFV instructor Steve Fisher conducted a 3hr session with 24 coaches from clubs with in the south east suburbs of Melbourne including Chelsea FC coaches Daniel and Dimi. Chelsea FC will be hosting FFA / FFV coaching seminars over the next 5 weeks.
Chelsea FC will continue to offer our fantastic facilities to the FFV to conduct this type of training for all coaches and clubs in the coming years.

For detail of seminars please visit: 
Skill Training: http://bit.ly/17V4tM3
Game Training: http://bit.ly/1MPEiXX



FC Soccer Academy

In case you were all unaware, our Senior Women's Coach, Vito Stevanovich, is also the director of coaching at FC Soccer Academy.

FC Soccer Academy provides practice and match play that is age-appropriate for boys and girls under 6 to under 16 years. The aim is to develop player’s abilities through a well – rounded basic athletic training & shared excitement of playing soccer. Dividing children’s and youth soccer training into four levels aids in making practices and matches age-appropriate and development appropriate. The philosophy of children’s soccer training at FC Soccer Academy is based on Methods and Objectives used by German Football Federation guidelines.

Click here for full website



Grounds update for 2015

Hello Club Members,

On Thursday 13/11 at 11.30am there was a meeting held on the playing fields at our grounds, pitches 1,2 & 3. In attendance of this meeting there was several people involved including the decision makers of the sports and recreation department of the city of Kingston as well as 4 club representatives. I would like to inform you all there is a commitment bigger than ever to get all 3 grounds right for 2015 and beyond by council and our club. 

The plan going forward
Pitches 2 & 3 will be fenced off to the public in the coming week or 2
Pitch surface 2 & 3 will be spayed for any unwanted weeds.
Turf will be laid in the bare patches throughout pitch 2 & 3
Top dress all 3 playing fields with several hundreds if not thousands of cubic meters of sand including kikuyu grass seed to make the surface as flat as possible with the best grass coverage available.
Commence watering as soon as possible to allow the Kikuyu grass to spread with the existing grass to give us the best playing surface possible.
It will not be like the MCG but it will be significantly “better than it’s ever been”.
Club Representatives with Council will meet again mid to end January 2015 to see the progress of this positive plan with extensive work on pitches 1,2 & 3.

The club has already commenced positive discussions with Kingston Council to plan for alternative training venues for pre season and any other soccer activities leading up to Christmas and beyond till the end of day light savings.
The Club is committed to investigate with full co operation of all coaches better ways to remove massive amounts of players training on pitches 2 & 3 on any given night.

Chelsea FC has and always will remain committed to provide the best community club in the south east suburbs of Melbourne to play soccer for all girls & boys”, a true “club to be with”.

Best wishes
Domenic Boccari
Club President



Introducing: Senior Women's Coach for 2015

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Vito Stevanovich. Vito was recruited by our Club to coach our Senior Women’s team in 2015 & hopefully beyond.
Vito comes to our club with a wealth of knowledge in coaching and is the second highest credentialed coach to our Football Director Rob Giabardo, please help me welcome Vito to our club.
This is further credit to Chelsea FC pushing forwards in recruiting more coaches with a wealth of knowledge to assist our current coaches we have.



2015 Committee



Chelsea FC is proud to Announce the 2015 committee.
 

  • President: Dom Boccari
  • Vice President: John Zeccola
  • Secretary: Julie Terlato
  • Tresurer: Seamus Walsh & Tom Zepackic
  • Director of Football: Robert Giabardo
  • Coaches Mentors: Juan Noguera & Steve Kucnic
  • Sub Junior Co Ordinator: Peter Sinclair
  • Boys Co Ordinator: TBA
  • Girls Co Ordinator: Peter McCarthy
  • Disciplinary Officer: Robert Dodich
  • Sponsorship: Robert Dodich
  • Canteen & Functions: Tina Laudani
  • Melbourne Victory Liason: John Bowles
  • Council Liaison: Rod Lephamer
  • Fund Raising: Paula Zeccola, Julie Terlato & Chris Dorego

As the President of our fun filled family club I would like to thank the great people who have kindly volunteered their time to assist Chelsea FC to become, a bigger and better club on how we provide the players and families an enjoyable time playing the sport they love and feeling part of “The Club to be with”.

Best wishes
Domenic Boccari
Chelsea FC, Club President




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