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.
Call John our TD of Girls Football on 0418 156 620 or email GirlsTD@GlenEiraFC.com.au
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.
Click below for more information and signup forms:
- GDS Trials (in November 2018 – sign-up required)
- Park Football for All (November/December 2018)
- Girls’ only (free) Come and Try opportunities (February & March 2019) for ALL girls
- Sign-up forms for the 2019 Winter Season (new and returning female players) are now open.
For more information contact John on 0418 156 620 or at GirlsTD@GlenEiraFC.com.au
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!
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
Agenda, Nomination & Proxy Forms
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)
Free Resuscitation Courses
Monash University Paramedic students will have an ambulance on the ground and are offering free resuscitation and CPR sessions as well as general health and first aid for anyone interested in saving or helping someone.
This will happen between 9am-1pm. Come and visit throughout the day!
Mini World Cup
Normal U7 rules apply. The only difference is match duration, which will be 12 mins with no half time breaks because the matches are so short already we can’t afford to lose 3-4 mins for half-time. Home team (the team listed first) plays towards the north (Munro Avenue side).
|9:00am - 9:45am||U7 Trophy Presentations|
|9:30am - 10:30am||U8 Trophy Presentations|
|10:00am - 11:00am||U9 Trophy Presentations|
|11:00pm - 11:30pm||On stage...
General Manager's Speech
|11:30am - 12:15pm||U10 Trophy Presentations|
|12:00pm - 12:45pm||U11 Trophy Presentations|
Teams must assemble in front of the stage at the start time for their age group.
Each team gets 5 minutes for...
- coach says a few words about the team this season
- coach calls players up one-by-one and presents trophy
- parents get photos of the team with their trophiesrr
See also 2018 Names for Trophy Engraving
What to Wear
Teams getting trophies should wear their Glen Eira kits because there’s always group photos on stage of each team holding their trophies. Spot the difference:
Our generous sponsors at the Ormond-McKinnon Branch will have a marquee with information packs and enticements for kids to open a Piggy Saver Account.
Please Pre-Register your interest: Soccer Mums – Free Come And Try
Team Photos will be ready to collect from your Team Manager (who in turn can collect them from the Club Hub)
Parents v. Kids Matches
Parents from U8 – U13 teams have 30 minutes to show their kids how it’s done.
- An air horn will be blown across the whole park every half hour to indicate the end of all matches.
- A second air horn 2 minutes later will mark the start of the next matches.
- No break for halftime (unless you want one, then time it yourself)
- Teams must provide their own ball
- Teams wanting a ref must provide their own.
- Matches must run on time else it impacts the trophy presentations. Therefore check the schedule please and try not to be late.
- Player of the Week shots.
Photos from Earlier Rounds
- Some great action shots of Glen Eira teams who played at Lord Reserve on 30 June 2018.
- Also includes Player of the Week shots.
- Plus the visit to Lord Reserve by 2 Federal Ministers, the Mayor, the CEO and Senior Executives from the Football Federation, the President and the Grants Officer.
Photos from Earlier Rounds