Round 12 – FV Indigenous Round 2019

Good evening Glen Eira FC members

This weekend, Clubs and competitions across Victoria will celebrate Football Victoria’s inaugural Indigenous Round, and Glen Eira FC is proud to be participating in this historic event.  The Round 21 Indigenous Round coincides with NAIDOC Week 2019 (7-14 July), and allows us to participate in, support and pay respect to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and culture, and the land on which the beautiful game is played.

Victorian and Australian football has a strong indigenous heritage starting with Harry Williams, recognised as Australia’s first Indigenous Socceroo. Williams played 13 times for Australia and was a member of the famous 1974 Australian World Cup squad – the first Socceroos team to make the World Cup finals.

Glen Eira FC’s contribution to the Indigenous Round 2019
  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags will be mounted on the external wall of the Lord Reserve Clubhouse, and I will be giving an Acknowledgement of Country (AOC) in front of the flags at 10am this Saturday and Sunday. 
  2. We ask that all Glen Eira FC teams read the Acknowledgement of Country (AOC) in the centre of the pitch, immediately prior to their game beginning. (The wording is below.)  Can team managers and coaches please arrange this at a team level.  For those teams who are not playing a home game this weekend, perhaps speak to your opposition coach/team manager and the Referee before the match to pre-arrange this.  (This is a FV Victoria-wide initiative, so hopefully all Clubs will be on board with the AOC being read.) 
  3. For teams playing at Lord Reserve this weekend, in addition to the pre-match AOC, we also encourage you to get a photo of your of team and match officials under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at the Clubhouse, and then share this on social media using the hashtag #FVIndigenousRound.  Please send these team photos to your age co-ordinator, who will pass them onto our media team for collective posting on the Glen Eira FC social media channels.
Acknowledgement of Country

Glen Eira FC along with Football Victoria wish to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet, the Boonerwrung People of the Kulin Nation.

We acknowledge the deep attachment and relationship the Boonerwrung people have to Country, and in particular, this land on which we play football today.

We would also like to pay our respects to Elders, past and present and emerging.”

I am proud that our great Club can support this initiative, and we are planning to expand the Club’s participation in this area in the months and seasons to come.

Many thanks and good luck with your games this weekend!

Michael Westaway
Glen Eira FC

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Coaching Opportunities – Girls’ Football Program



If you have an open and growth mindset, a believer in our philosophy to put the player at the centre of everything we do and provide a fun environment focusing on development (technical plus life skills for our players). We want to speak to you.

We provide a friendly supportive environment to develop your passion.

We will fund your coaching education through FV community and or advance coaching courses and conferences.

Free player registrations are offered to any female players who also coach a Glen Eira team.

Next Step

Call John our TD of Girls Football on 0418 156 620 or email




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Girls Football Program

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Technical Director of Girls’ Football


Pictured L-R: John Sugunananthan – Technical Director of Girls Football, Georgia Denisenko – Program Manager for Girls Football, Clancy Westaway – Aspirational Footballer, Michael Westaway – President, Stewart Howell – General Manager.

At Glen Eira FC, we are passionate about girls having the same football opportunities as boys. Glen Eira FC wants to be a leader for change in this area.

To that end, Glen Eira FC is excited to announce the appointment of John Sugunananthan as Technical Director of Girls’ Football (TDGF).  John is a highly credentialed coach of many years’ experience (see short bio below*), with a vision to create the best football environment for girls in Victoria.


Girls’ Development Squad

In addition to providing mentoring to the coaches of Glen Eira FC girls’ teams, John will be head coach of a new U12 Glen Eira Girls’ Development Squad (GDS). The GDS will be an advanced-level girls’ team, which will play in Sunday boys’ competition in 2019, whilst also participating in numerous girls’ tournaments. The GDS is being created to complement the existing boys’ Development Squads at Glen Eira FC.

The GDS will seek to fast-track the development of the players selected, and to facilitate pathways for these girls. Players selected for the GDS will train at least twice a week, at the same cost to parents as all other junior teams, to offer equity and to maximise opportunities for aspirational young female players.

Girls’ Technical Director

In his role as TDGF, John will be mentoring the Glen Eira FC girls’ coaches, with a focus on player technical development, and consistency in coaching across the girls’ teams. In line with the values and vision of the Club, John’s approach is to ensure that a player-centric environment is created by coaches, to allow girls to have fun with their football, whilst developing both their football and life skills. Important values that will be developed across the girls’ teams include empowering coaches and players to have courage and trust in one another on and off the field.

John’s role as TDGF will facilitate and support collaboration across all the girls’ teams to maximise player and coach development, and engender a strong sense of community within the girls’ program at Glen Eira FC.

Join Us

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For more information contact John on 0418 156 620 or at



John’s Football Experience and Qualifications

  • State (FFV)
    • Head coach Girls’ Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) u10-12
    • Development coach Skillaroos / National Training Centre (NTC) u13s
    • Futsal u12s head coach
  • National Premier League Women (NPLW)
    • Premiership coach
    • Bayside United  and South Melbourne
  • Head of coaching miniroos girls – Brighton Soccer Club
  • FFA/AFC Licensed coach (C youth and senior, and futsal)


  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Master of Business Administration, currently working as a Project Manager for Telstra.
  • 4 children aged 11-19, married to Adriana – wife and 4 kids all play football!

2018 AGM

2018 AGM

Club Secretary Brett Williams has announced the Club’s 2018 AGM.    Click on the links below for the Notice and the Agenda/Forms documents.

Notice of 2018 AGM

Click for Notice of 2018 AGM

Agenda, Nomination  & Proxy Forms

Click to open Agenda, Nomination & Proxy Forms

2018 Metropolitan Champions x 2!

2018 Metropolitan Champions 

Huge Congratulations to the following teams for their outstanding performances in the 2018.

They came top of their ladder in FFV South Zone, then went to defeat the best teams from the other zones in the Grand Finals to be crowned the best in Melbourne for their league.

Enjoy the praise – you deserve it and know that everyone at the club is very proud of you.



U13A Glen Eira (Jaguars)

Metropolitan Champions 2 years in a row now.



U13B Glen Eira (Leopards)

2018 Metropolitan Champions – U13B Glen Eira (Leopards)