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let’s all play

Gold Coast & Tweed Heads Edition

FROM SOOCER TO FOOTBALL Local competition gets a shake-up. How will this affect your club? “pretenders to dance with each other, while contenders play in the league of their own”



the kid predestined to flourish? Adama TRAORE says Au revoir Gold Coast In-Sport digital MOMENTS FUTSAL Craig Foster Tournament in pictures WIN PRIZES COOMERA REVOLUTION


Let’s make junior sport positive everyday’s all about having fun! • Offer positive comments to players, coaches and other spectators • Applaud the efforts of match officials, players and coaches • Focus on a child’s efforts and self esteem rather than whether they win or lose • Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment • Remember that children learn best by example - teach them what sportsmanship means • Respect the decisions of match officials and teach children to do the same

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e would like to thank all of the people who contributed in the content generation process for this edition, including the feedback that some of our readers gave – both good and bad. It is all constructive and we really appreciate it. In this edition we put forward our opinion on the demise of Gold Coast United in the main editorial WE WERE FOOTBALL. We also revisit the Gold Coast Academy of Sport, where we catch up with the people behind the program. On the technical level, we meet with Josh Wentworth, a junior from Northern NSW, who is one of the most talented kids you may ever come across, you will also have to read about the Coomera Revolution. We are also publishing Part 1 of our interview with Gold Coast Football CEO, Damien Bresic. You will also be able to read about Adama Traore, former GCU and now Melbourne Victory left back. There is a lot to read, as well as great pictures to look at. As usual, we would like to see this publication continue to be based on reader-generated content, so please feel free to send us whatever you think deserves mention or coverage. Also remember that we rely on sponsorship, therefore, if you would like to cover this geographic footprint, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss possible ways to enhance your brand. The editor We welcome Letters to the editor and contributions for content regarding football. The deadline for submission is 7 days prior to publication date, for more information please contact us info@ Editorial content and contributions do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. Advertise with us, call 0488 406 346 or email Publisher: Oscar Carre 0488406346 Editorial & Advertising: Graphic Design: Nebojsa Dolovacki Contributing writer: Roy Skillen Proofreader: Vicki Sly (cover shot, Joshua P. Mussell and the U14 1st Div Palm Beach) picture courtesy LETS ALL PLAY FOOTBALL© 2012

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Matthew Silcock

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Craig Foster Cup 2012


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LOCAL FOOTBALL COORDINATORS Football Gold Coast has recently received funding from the Queensland Government for three Local Sports Coordinators. The role of the Local Sports Coordinator is to assist football clubs on the Gold Coast in the areas of administration, grants, governance, communication and building relationships with stakeholders. The funding from the Queensland Government is for a three-year period and the three coordinators are Daniel Scuteri (northern clubs), Alan Marquez (central clubs) and Ashley Leighton (southern clubs). What the clubs can expect is better communication from Football Gold Coast, increased relationships with stakeholders, help with grants and administration procedures and help with transitioning between committees. What the parents can expect is clearer communication from Football Gold Coast and the clubs. All three coordinators are very excited about working with clubs and to help both clubs and football in general grow on the Gold Coast.

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GRASSROOTS FUNDING Grassroots Football on the Gold Coast to Received a $50,000 Boost


live Palmer’s commitment to football on the Gold Coast has been underpinned with the news that his resources exploration and development company Mineralogy Pty Ltd is to become the major sponsor of the local Gold Coast Premier League. The 12-month deal is worth $50,000 to the local body and is the largest single one-year sponsorship Football Gold Coast has received in its history.

Coast via the A-League team and we welcome his generous support of grassroots football here on the Gold Coast, in particular our youth representative teams. “Since becoming involved in the sport, Clive Palmer has always had a predisposition to supporting youth development in football and this sponsorship is a clear demonstration of that,” Mr Kemp added.

Mineralogy will have its signage displayed at local grounds, as well as its corporate emblem on the shirtfronts of official Gold Coast junior representative teams.

Clive Mensink, a Director of Mineralogy, said the sponsorship was evidence of Mr Palmer’s enthusiasm for the code and a dedication to providing pathways for young footballers.

The region’s top football competition, which recently kicked off its new season, will now be known as the Mineralogy Premier League.

“This sponsorship from Mineralogy shows Mr Palmer’s commitment to football on the Gold Coast,” Mr Mensink said.

Chairman of Gold Coast Soccer Mr Jeff Kemp said the funding from Clive Palmer’s organisation was a massive shot in the arm for the local game and confirmed Mr Palmer’s loyalty to the code.

“He has always been a strong advocate of creating career pathways through football and this was underlined by the successes of the Gold Coast United Youth Team and subsequent promotion of those players to the senior ranks.

“The Board of Football Gold Coast is delighted to partner with Mineralogy and we really look forward to an ongoing relationship,” Mr Kemp said. “We acknowledge the considerable funds that Mr Palmer has contributed to football on the Gold

“This sponsorship of grassroots and representative football is intended to assist the local game in grooming the next generation of players from the region.”


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“WE WERE FOOTBALL” The recent disaster with the Gold Coast United (GCU) reminds us that those who manage our code are driven by ethics that are molded by enlightened ideals and they go as far as attempting to make their enlightenment some tangible doctrine. They are trying to make football a sport that is “not determined by the traditions you draw from the past, but the visions they have for the future”. You can read more about our opinion regarding the Football Federation Australia (FFA) and the price we are paying for the “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” below.


ith regards to what justifies our existence, and as the noise regarding GCU and the FFA settles, our true heroes, young and old, have taken to the fields, and in this edition we take a look at some of the exciting ventures taking place. The FFA are driven by enlightened ideals: it was this enlightenment that created the intellectual and emotional basis for charting a franchise based on tyrannical structures and destroying what football has and should always be, a sport for the masses at no cost or minimal contribution. People like Frank Lowy will go down with a perpetual self-questioning guilt. And it will be the enlightenment, in its fury for self-criticism and “its zeal to misunderstand the rest of the

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towards the FFA. Self-criticism has morphed into automatic self-deprecation, but no fan should be condemned for feeling this way, when you witness double standards applied in a sport that is part of who you are, in a country where transparency is taught from preschool. It does raise questions when successful businessmen expect the community to accept poor management. Through the decision-making process, it was clear the FFA chose to take us along for a ride while making us believe that a bid to keep an A-League team on the Gold Coast was to be considered. But in the end it wasn’t the actual bid that failed, it was the FFA that chose to ignore its own bidding guidelines. The FFA somehow condones the suppression of the will of the people,

through a formal bidding process, which after all is as democratic and transparent as you can get, in favour of an approach that benefitted Southern Sydney – nothing against the fans there, but they already have an A-League to support Surely if we could set up a new football governing body from scratch, we would all try to work out

rules that minimise disparities in wealth and ethnic backgrounds; today more than ever these are some of the issues that have been seen to create imbalance within the football community nationally and locally. One of them (ethnicity) was addressed, which culminated with the abolition of the MSL and the rise of the A-League. The other (wealth) requires a very careful approach, because at the same time we feel frustrated by those with an endless cash supply, they are the ones that also generously underwrite the expenses associated with football. Foxsports presenters are given the moral authority to patronisingly criticise the Gold Coast people for not supporting the GCU, and also for their anger towards the FFA over its decision to fully fund a new club in an already established part of NSW, over the much required root canal therapy that was required to repair the GCU brand. Who’s right and who’s to blame? The only thing we can all agree with is that the football community’s moral inquiry started where reason appeared to have been missing. If it is right to say that “if when righteous people suffer and wicked people flourish, we begin to ask why”, why shouldn’t we be entitled to disagree, if the FFA does what it does with no respect for football fans? When football costs more to participate in than other codes and while the administrators profit from it, along with lots of government handouts, the demands for moral clarity rings long and loud because it is something we have a right to seek. Those who cannot find it are likely to settle for the far more dangerous simplicity, or purity, instead. We Will Be Football.


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In the lead-up to the new season, Let’s All Play Football Magazine caught up with the Executive Officer of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport (GCAS), Robert Thompson, to find out what’s happening with the GCAS football program in 2012. Q: What is the Gold Coast Academy of Sport? A: The Gold Coast Academy of Sport is a not-forprofit organisation that aims to offer the community inclusive sport development programs for youth who are committed to high achievement, both on and off the field. The GCAS is part of the regional academy of sport network that extends across New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. It is the 20th regional academy of sport in Australia and the first in Queensland. The business partners of the GCAS include the Gold Coast City Council, Business GC and a host of other corporate sponsors that are recognised on the academy website www. PG 14


Q: What sport programs does the GCAS currently offer? A: Apart from the football program that is entering its third year of operation, the GCAS currently offers programs in golf, triathlon, rugby league, indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball and two Future Stars programs for athletes from all sports at locations north and south of the Gold Coast. With the support of local coaches and education presenters, the GCAS is hoping to provide ‘value-added’ activities for up to 200 athletes this year. Q: What athletes are eligible to join the GCAS football program?

Using cutting edge technologies, including video analysis and GPS monitoring plus research data from all over the world, the dedicated team at the GCAS football program (which is comprised of leading coaches, trainers, fitness experts, sports psychologists and sports educators) has been able to deliver remarkable results with the athletes over the past three years with vastly improved performances in skills, speed, endurance, teamwork and reading the game.

A: To be eligible to apply for an academy soccer scholarship, athletes must be: • Male or female aged U/13 to U/20 years old in 2012. • A current financial member of a soccer club in which the athlete will play. Players from all teams are encouraged to participate. Coaches are also most welcome to assist the regional academy program in order to enhance the playing abilities of the athletes, as well as enhance their own coaching experiences. • Currently involved in training and playing and will continue to do so for a soccer club that will best enhance the future playing potential of the athlete at the elite level. • Aspiring to achieve elite representation in football. The GCAS football program is unique on the Gold Coast and aims to provide a ‘point of difference’ to the athletes’ existing training and playing team of their own choice. It is professionally structured and designed to provide a high-quality environment for players to train and improve.

The results achieved so far are well in excess of what had been originally anticipated which is a credit to the professional expertise of the panel of coaches and the dedication of the young athletes themselves. We all should be very excited at the future for our young football stars. Q: Where does the GCAS football program train and how much does it cost? A: Sessions are offered twice weekly on Monday and Friday evenings at the RACV Royal Pines Resort International Training Field. Additional sessions have been and will continue to be organised based on the level of interest of the athletes and the availability of the coaches. With thanks to the program sponsor Synergy Fitness, an athlete levy is made cost-effective to the athletes at less than $3/hour for a year-round program, uniforms, core education sessions and an end-of-year awards night. Q: Where can athletes and parents find more information? A: The academy website is the central point of communication where applications forms for all programs can be downloaded. Individuals can also ‘like’ the Gold Coast Academy of Sport (GCAS) on Facebook or call the Academy office at the Carrara Sports Complex on 0418 846 621.


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Damien Bresic Damien Bresic is the man in charge of the everyday operations for Gold Coast Football. Damien is an energetic and passionate character who manages our sport on the Gold Coast. Damien’s skills and patience are about to be tested as we embark on preparations for the Commonwealth Games – a project that will affect us as a community and Gold Coast Football as an organisation. Damien and his crew are operating on borrowed time as the Gold Coast Council has to redevelop the Carrara stadium to be used for the games. Apart from these challenges, the wonderful team led by Damien has to manage the competition, the events, and all that comes with these, all on a shoestring budget. Read along. PG 16


Q: How do you feel being in charge of Football Gold Coast, from what you knew as a member of the board, but not being in charge, and now being in charge of the everyday business part of it? A: Well, first, it’s an honour to be running such an organisation, and I’m grateful for that opportunity. Big eye-opener: when you come here as a board member you don’t see the day-to-day problems that the office encounters, or the problems we have with clubs or sometimes the arguing. So, it’s a big eye-opener. But I think after nearly 12 months here I’d like to think that we’ve addressed some of those problems and that we’re working closer to the clubs bridging that gap. So, a lot of work still to go, but I think we’re on the right path at the moment. Q: As far as the development of the game on the Gold Coast, before you accepted the job, what key areas did you see had potential for improvement in our game? A: Look, I think if I go back a step, I mean, I was involved as a club president for nearly 17 years on the Gold Coast, and my biggest thing was always if you don’t like what’s happening, you either put your hand up or you shut up and go away. So, it got to the point where it was time for us to put our hand up and see if we could change things. There were obvious issues. For me as an ex-board member, I already knew that there were communications issues with the clubs. It felt, at times, that the then committee or current board seemed to lack that communication with clubs, where there was an almost tangible gap between the board and the clubs. It was like, “This is how we’ll do it, if you don’t like it, bad luck”. And then it wasn’t fair because 99 per cent of our club officials are all volunteers, so they need direction, they need help, they need a driver, and we can’t have a “them and us attitude”. So, that was most probably the biggest area of concern. Obviously then it filters back from there with the referees’ development. It was quite clear that there had been some neglect in the department for a long while. So, you know, we’ve addressed that by introducing some extra funds for their specific development where we’ll have four appointed referees that will go to club land this year. We’re looking at club referees, trying to educate them, seeing if we can help them progress to that next level. Coaching is a big issue again. What people don’t realise, although they keep having a lot of digs about our RDO, or our regional development officer, which is Pat Hedges, that position was originally invented or introduced, I think, in about 1984, and I believe Jim Solvey was our first RDO. Back then we had 12 or 13 clubs I think, I’m not 100 per cent, so give me a little bit of

leeway. And we had something like 2,000 players on the Gold Coast. If we fast forward to 2011 we’ve got 29 clubs with nearly 8,000 members, but we’ve still got the one position building what Jim Solvey use to be doing. So, I’m not defending Pat’s role, but I think we need to expand, now, we’ve grown fourfold, but we still have maintained one person in that department – so, coaching education, coaching development is a big issue as well. Again, we’re working with Football Queensland to hopefully get another full-time position. That should be known soon (by the time of the printing of this edition we had not checked with Damien Bresic for an update). So, apart from coaching and development issues, communication with the clubs, as I have mentioned before, is an area where special attention will be. We’ve got to try and break down that barrier. Q: And talking about the development, as far as the growth in terms of clubs and numbers, where were we in 2011, and what are your targets for 2012? A: Well, in 2011 we, without telling exact numbers, we had about 7,800 registered players directly with Gold Coast Football, or Gold Coast Soccer then. So, that doesn’t include futsal or the over 35s. So, at the moment, we all feel that we’re at our peak; we really don’t want to outgrow ourselves because we haven’t got room on our current facilities at the moment for much more growth. You will be glad to know that we’ve secured fields at Ormeau. So, in 2013 we’ll have a new football team playing out of Ormeau. But, that’s where we’re expanding to. We’ve also been in touch with Donna Gates, who’s the council member for that part of the Gold Coast, about another site it Yatala, possibly, which we’re on the record there for. So, we feel the need to expand north. So, Ormeau starts in 2013, and hopefully by 2015 we’ll have another club between Coomera and Ormeau. And then going down south, we’ve got an issue with border. You know, we can’t really introduce any more new clubs because we’ve got an agreement between Gold Coast or, Football Queensland and Football New South Wales. But, maybe we need to strengthen up the western part of the Gold Coast. In summary our development is okay, we’re really happy with where we’re going. We just need to consolidate what we’ve got rather than try and expand too far. And, most probably, clubs will have to merge, because we are running out of space. And, so, the big thing is that we have to merge or go out further. So, you know, look again, development is great for us, the growth is good, but we need to just take it slowly and steady. First let’s make sure that our stakeholders are quite happy LETS ALL PLAY FOOTBALL© 2012

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before we just try and chuck everybody into a melting pot. But, we’ll get there. Q: This year Football Gold Coast has introduced restrictions on players playing up. Do you think that that might discourage talented young players who may then divert to other codes, especially because of their athletic ability they might be snatched away to other codes? A: Well, possibly, but firstly I need to correct you, it’s not us, it’s not Football Gold Coast that’s introducing the law, it’s Football Queensland. Q: But you are implementing. A: We have to. We have to, because we’re governed by them. And if we implement Football Queensland’s rules, theoretically, we’re not, because their bylaw has come in, Football Queensland has told us that there’ll be no playing up full stop. I went to our board and gave them a watered down proposal that we can implement over a number of years. And the board has turned around and said, “No, we’ll implement it over a year”. Football Queensland came back to them and said, “No, you can’t do that”. So, we had meetings taking place to resolve that. Although we control our own competition, we are still governed, or have to do it under the auspices of Football Queensland. But the main purpose of this change, from the technical department’s perspective is so that, by introducing or pushing this law is if everybody plays in their proper age group then we’ll have a more fair and reasonable competition. If all the best 14s, instead of playing at the 15s stayed at the 14s, it would be the same as them stepping up an age group. So, I suppose there’s for and against in both arguments, you know? You can look and see that there isn’t a Lionel Messi born every day, so if a kid is extremely talented, and the under 12s is way too boring and if he’s 12 years old, then he should be given the opportunity to play up. That’s my personal opinion. I mean, if you’re good at school, and you’re so far ahead of your Year 7 kids, they’ll move you to Year 8, Year 9, you know, so that, you know, we’ve read stories recently where a 14-yearold kid has finished a master’s degree at university because he’s that far advanced. But, unfortunately, Football Queensland is still maybe holding us back a bit. But, I can see both sides of the argument, and, unfortunately, it’s the two or three per cent of people that break that age rule, or that want to stretch the rule, that’s why these rules are being pushed hard PG 18


and fast, if that makes sense, you know? Most parents and most coaches do the right thing, but then you’ve got the rogue parents or the rogue coaches that are maybe trophy hunting let’s say, “Oh, no, Little Johnny can play up here”, and they push him up just for the hell of pushing him up, not for his development. And that’s what our problem is. Q: Just a quick clarification on that playing up rule, what age group is it supposed to apply to? A: The playing up rule, the way it stands at the moment, it only affects the top tier. So, what they’re saying, they’re not saying that it’s generic for everybody, it’s we have to supply or administer a top tier level, so whether we call it division one or junior premier league, where they can only play in their age group. So, that’s 12s, 13s, 14s and 15s. Q: So, it’s the best of the best against each other? A: The best of the best anyway playing. And, the way Troy, who’s our junior director, has implemented it in those divisions, there are only about six teams in each division. So, theoretically, 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s. It’s four age groups, times six; it’s 24 teams. Then, underneath that, the next level down, and further, you can play up or down if the club so requires. You know, if you’ve got – we don’t want to turn people away from the game; so, if Robina’s got six under 13s and seven under 12s, and you need to join them together to make one team, well, we’re not going to say no so Robina loses 13 players, you know, or we lose 13 players as an organisation. Then, we’ll say yes, but they have to play, maybe, division two or something, they can’t play that top tier. And that’s all it really is, it’s not as bad as people think the rule is. It’s more so what they – what the thing is, we want to get a like versus a like, you know, so the likeability is playing against the likeability, where they’re now introducing most probably hopefully like and age, so it’s just trying to level them up a little bit and have the best kids. Because, then what happens is the next level from that would become the JPL Brisbane competition, or the rep program. So, it gives our coaches there, or our rep coaches, an easier way to select the following rep teams. Because, if he’s looking at players to play in the 14s next year, he knows he can go watch the 13s. At this point in time if he goes and watches the 13s, he doesn’t know if they’re 12, if they’re 11, if they’re 13, how many 13s are playing in the 14s. So, it’s very hard. So, it’s more or less just streamlining that pyramid, I suppose. You know, some people would call it elitism. Maybe it is,

maybe it isn’t; but, unfortunately, it’s that development pathway that we have to supply, but also we have to not forget the recreational kids. That’s our biggest balancing, we can’t allow like, you know, say, 90 per cent of our time to go on five per cent of our kids, for argument’s sake. We need a fine balancing act. We have to give a competition for the ones that are really keen, that see football as their pathway, possibly, or their future. But then, we can’t forget the kids that just want to have a kick. Not only kids, I should add; seniors, men, women, that just want to have a kick, have a beer with their mates, Powerade with their mates, or whatever else. So, you know, it’s that fine balancing act between the two, and that’s where the, like I said, whatever it is, I think it was 24 teams, plus our reps, are the serious ones, and then everybody else after that becomes that social tier that you’re allowed to play with your mates. Q: Players and parents find football an expensive sport and one of the components is insurance. Why is it compulsory and why can’t people bring their own private health insurance, because it appears to be a compulsory charge for the right to play and not to protect. Why can’t it be optional where people can be given the option to bring their own insurance? A: In the football registration fee, the insurance component is most probably $2. And the insurance component since, now that we’ve gone to a national registration system, which the FFA implemented, we are all covered by an insurance policy under FFA. So, it’s just automatic now. The FFA has got basically every soccer player in Australia now covered under the one insurance policy which SFA negotiates for all of us, and then it just filters down to our states. So, the insurance itself has got nothing at all to do with the zone, or with Gold Coast Football. We inherit what Football Australia passes on to Football Queensland who, in turn, passes it on to us. So, but, I think the insurance component of the registration isn’t as much as what people really think it is. Q: So, depending on which club parents want to register their child in, is there a transparent way to see what these fees are for? A: Well, everyone should be able to get an informed advice about their fees breakdown. If you register online it will have it there, or it should have been posted on the club’s website, it should show all the details including the key payment parties, FFA, Football Queensland, Football Gold Coast, insurance and club fees. Because it’s not a secret, it should be there. And when, in the olden days – before

online registration, every club was instructed to, and had to display on sign on day, what the break downs were; what Football Australia got, what – you know, so that was – I might have it – I’ll get it off Mas(?) to be 100 per cent sure. But yeah. And the only regional fees – our fees – when I say our, Football Gold Cost fees, football – the other fees are all set and they’re all – usually, they’re all set at our AGMs which the clubs accept. Or, they have got no real say in it, but the only one they’ve got a say in is Gold Coast fees. Like, this year we raised our fees $1 a child, and $5 a senior, to compensate extra work for the referees. Like I was saying earlier, we needed the referee development so we went to the clubs and the seniors never contributed anything to referee development, and the juniors have been, they’ve been contributing $1 a child for the last three or four years. So, what we’ve said now is, “All right, we’ll increase the juniors by an extra $1 and the seniors by $5, so that’s going to bring us in an extra $20,000, roughly”, which now we’ve been able to employ those four people and hopefully that’ll work. Look, the refereeing situation won’t be fixed overnight. It’s something that’s been neglected in the past they have been on their own. But we are addressing that now. Q: What measures are being put in place to rectify the problem? A: Nathan used to be the person in charge of the department and he was doing a good job, but he had to stand down, so now we’re going back to more people, hopefully, with smaller responsibilities. Rather than having one person with the whole lot, we’ve broken it up to about five or six people so they can maybe be more concentrative on specific areas and hopefully have more energy, rather than saying, “Here’s $10,000”, for argument’s sake, “but you have to do this, this, this, this, this and then when you’ve finished that you’ve got to do this as well.” So, we’ll get 10 people and give them $1,000 each and say, “You do this, this, this,” figuratively speaking. (To be continued).


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New competion Premier League

*Promotion / Relegation

Coast League 1 (1st div)

*Pro­mo­ tion

8 Clubs must field:

8 Clubs must field:

 First Team  Reserve Team  Total of 32 players  Minimum 12 players must be under 23 players

 First Team  Reserve Team  Total of 32 players  Minimum 12 players must be under 23 players

*Relegation & play off

*Promotion, Relegation & Play off

7th – Playoff against 2nd Coast League 1 8th – Relegated to Coast League 1

1st – Promoted to Premier League 2nd – Playoff with 7th position in Premier League 7th – Playoff with 2nd Coast League 2 8th – Relegated to Coast League 2

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structure for 2013 / Re­le­ ga­tion

Coast League 2 (2nd div)

*Promotion / Relegation

8 Clubs must field:  First Team  Reserve Team

Coast League 2 (2nd div)  Size of Division/s may vary depending on nominations  Divisional placement by application  First Team only

*Promotion, Relegation & Play off

*Promotion & Relegation

1st – Promoted to Coast League 1 2nd – Playoff with 7th position in Coast League 1 8th – Play off with Metro 1 league 1st position

1st – Promoted to Coast League 2 if satisfy’s criteria and wishes to advance to Coast League 2. If Club doesn’t already have a team in Coast League 2 Last position – May be relegated if Metro Div 2 exists

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THE COOMERA REVOLUTION It is still early days and many may not understand what they are doing yet, but the young inexperienced kids from Coomera Soccer Club Premier League aren’t embarrassed to take to the pitch and learn a lesson in both emotional and physical pain. Their courage, effort and spirit are close to superhuman. Their coach Matthew Silcock didn’t want to coach a champion side, but he wants to build a champion team from the ground up.


his is something that makes those who are fully human, ashamed and embarrassed, and sit on the sidelines mocking and laughing at their mistakes, and at a coach with superior credentials than those self-accredited masters of football, whose work experience has simply been gained through Google and Football Manager console games. “It isn’t enough to make someone heroic, but without it any hero will be forgotten. Rousseau called it force of soul; Arendt called it love of the world. It’s the foundation of Eros; you may call it charisma. Is playing beautiful football a God’s gift or something that has to be earned?” Watching teams like Coomera, you will sense that it’s both: given like perfect pitch, or grace, that no-one can deserve or strive for, and captured like the greatest of prizes it is. Having gone through this experience

under the stewardship of Matthew Silcock, the players, club and Gold Coast Football in general will be rewarded. When their coach communicates with them during the game, the instructions are so carefully given to encourage and help them make decisions under pressure, they clearly know that the club think more, see more, feel more: more intensely, more keenly, more loudly if you like; but not more in the way that their coach does. Next time you get to watch them play, please remember that they are not gods. Their presence is diminished by the bigger and older man with greying hair by their side. If we don’t celebrate courage in young boys, and a highly qualified coach with the ability and desire to look into the future, then most of the qualities we cherish become pointless. With nothing to risk, God needs no courage, but the Coomera Soccer Club deserves huge praise for their efforts. LETS ALL PLAY FOOTBALL© 2012

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At Coomera Soccer Club on the Gold Coast, an admirable project is taking place. According to the president Karl Meltchek, the club was approached by ambitious and visionary coach Matthew Silcock who proposed a development project involving the club’s youth. The idea was to fast-track them to compete at senior level under his guidance, along with the support of a few senior players. Matthew Silcock’s proposal was embraced by the club and is currently underway. A word of caution here is that unlike other projects i.e. Manchester City, Coomera isn’t buying the silverware but is paying forward towards something special, and the price is just pain (emotional and physical). The players have in them a coach who they look up to and quickly follow his instructions with no complaints. “Matt approached us with the vision for the future of our club, in particular the youth coming through. This year is a rebuilding year after on field and off

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field issues from last year which has basically seen us start again. With a new 20-strong committee and endless volunteers, coaches and managers, they believe they can be a force on the coast again”. Karl Melcheck (President of Coomera Soccer Club) Why will the Coomera revolution succeed? Because it has taken a brave approach to football restructuring that some successful clubs and national teams have in the past. To name a few, the German squad that went to the World Cup 2010, and the French giants Lille. It is true that the supporters tend to grieve for the sudden exclusion of their favorite players. The majority of the players in the Coomera Premier League team are under the age of 20 and a brief outline follows: • Tim Bingham – Goal keeper, played junior days in Sydney’s south west until moving to Brisbane (Beenleigh). 19 years old. Great shot stopper and agile.

• Jacob Breslin – Defender, junior ranks through Beenleigh, played seniors at 15. Currently 18 years old. Very physical defender and reads the game well. • Mark Ingersen – Defender, only started playing at 14 at high school. Senior football at 17 and currently 18 years old. Very solid defender. Year 12 at high school • Joshua Hollingsworth – Striker, started playing in the UK at 14. Debut in youth premier squad at 15 in 2011. Awesome speed and skill on the ball and prolific scorer in outdoor and futsal. Is 16 years old and turning 17 this year. • Joshua Schippers – (CAPTAIN), 25 years old, and our enforcer. Very solid midfielder who does not believe in 50/50. Leads by example and is an obvious choice for captain. • Body Rose – Right midfielder, currently in Year 12 at high school. Good pace and solid worker

up and down the line. Currently 16 and will be 17 years old in July 2012. Matty Styler – Central midfielder, 21 years old. Played in the UK up until 14 and migrated to Australia. Played seniors at 15. Awesome work rate and very passionate about the game. Great going forward and able to create and score goals from nothing. Jamie Styler – Brother of Matty. 19 years old. Very skillful striker with awesome pace and eye for goal like his brother Matty. He came from the UK. Jamie Davies – 19 years old, played in UK originally and then migrated to Australia. Played senior football at 15. Originally a striker but has ability to play in numerous positions. Has great eye for goal and not afraid to go at defenders. Jack Elvers – Left midfielder. 17 years old, played youth premier league at 16 in 2011. Never


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played premier league before this year. Great technical skills on the ball with solid pace. • Mark McMillan – 18 years old. Played all junior football on the Gold Coast, played seniors at 16. Solid defender who is not afraid to get his hands dirty. • Fraser Hills – Just turned 17, central midfielder with incredible mind. Can read the play and will be an instrumental part of success this year. Has heart the size of Phar Lap and can shred teams apart with a pass. • Reece Hills – Center back, brother of Fraser. Currently 18 years old. Fantastic ability in the air and very solid defender. Very consistent week in week out, and wants to win at all costs. Has the ability to play anywhere on the park and been known to score a cracker here and there. • Danny Rohwer – 19 years old, very versatile player who can play in all positions. Currently plays right side of the park, but always good for a goal or two when required. Has solid eye for goal and has heaps of passion. • Sarvin Kumar – 19 years old, recently moved from Adelaide to the Gold Coast. Previously a student of the coach (Matt Silcock). High school in Adelaide. Awesome pace with composure beyond his years and incredibly versatile. “Whilst a young team, they have demonstrated they have the ability to score goals and compete in the premier league. We believe we have a nucleus of players and a coach with a three to five year plan, to keep the boys together and develop them into a crack squad where we may just grab some silverwear in the future. As you can see, we have TWO sets of brothers in the same team also, which I have not seen too many times on the Gold Coast if in fact at all”. Karl Melcheck (President of Coomera Soccer Club) Our premier youth team has proven to be a force so far this year. Neil Hayward has done an outstanding job to date to rebuild the team from last year and promote within. The Reserve Grade team lead by coach Dolph Salvatore is a mixture of ex premier league, XXXX league and local players who have played at a solid level in their careers. Our new Committee has been outstanding and in particular Helen Falconer (Treasurer) who is averaging 90 hours a week at the moment at the clubhouse in order to give our club every opportunity to succeed not only on the pitch, but off PG 26




Name: Matthew Robert Silcock Qualifications/Certifications: 2.1 Bed (Hons) Degree - Physical Education Soccer Junior Licence Coach Award Soccer Senior Licence Coach Award Soccer Youth Licence Coach Award Soccer Goalkeeping Level 1 Coach Award Employment History relevant to ‘C’ Licence Application: Reynella East College (2006-2011) Health and Physical Education Coordinator (20062009) and (2011). Coached South Coast United (2009-2011). Established Special Sport Soccer status; in conjunction with FFSA and local soccer clubs South Coast United and South Adelaide Panthers. Coordinated the Special Sport Soccer programme, coaching students who represented school and local federation soccer clubs. Established Saturday morning school soccer club, participating in the Noarlunga District Junior Soccer Association. Supported other PE staff in the delivery of soccer within core PE lessons.

Harborne Hill School (2003-2006) Deputy Principal 2003-2006. Coached school soccer teams; liaised with Aston Villa FC’s “Community Coaching Team.”

Manor Park Community School (1998-2003) Head of Physical Education Department. Coached school soccer teams. Heathside School (1993-1998) Curriculum Area Manager of Physical Education 1997-1998. Coached school soccer teams. Coached Woking District Schools’ representative team. Coached Surrey Schools’ representative team. Playing Experience: SOUTH COAST UTD, SA 2009-11 Player/Coach of Div.3 amateur team. NOARLUNGA UTD, SA 2007-08 SA Federation State League. BOSA, SA 2006-07 Div.1 amateur team. SOUTHAM UTD, UK 2000-02 Central Midlands Combination League WALTON CASUALS, UK 1996-98 Combined Counties ARNOLD FC, UK 1995-96 Nottingham Alliance BLIDWORTH WELFARE, UK 1993-95 Nottingham Alliance MANSFIELD TOWN F.C 1987-89 Football Lg. Div.2 Youth Team and Res NOTTINGHAM COUNTY 1987 County Representative Side LETS ALL PLAY FOOTBALL© 2012

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Josh Wenthworth Ready to make an impact (by staff writer)

Since I can remember, there have been enough “new Peles” to fill a warehouse and more than enough “new Maradonas” to fill one of the Iglesia Maradoniana halls (Church of Maradona). Therefore, we will not put that burden on Josh, but he is definitely one of what we are calling Lets All Play Football First 11, meaning that he does have what it takes to become a superstar.

“To meet the player he aspires to be is what dreams are made of ” Jodie Wentworth (Josh’s Mother)

Like the player who was featured in our previous edition (Luis Ferreira), Josh is exceptional; he will make an impact whenever his time comes. The similarities in these young and talented players are mainly in their approach to learning and understanding; they seem to have the very same attitude, patience and drive; and they are obsessed with the thought of perfecting their talent or gift. It does sometimes make one wonder whether or not these kids are predestined to succeed due to their genetic predisposition. But if that was the case, the great Pele and Maradona would have seen their offsprings rule the world of football. Josh Wentworth does have some natural inclination to learning. He is an incredible drummer and part of the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra (Little Big Band); therefore it’s easy to see that his hand and eye coor-

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dination is above the average person. However, being with Josh you have to be a football fan. He displays a love for his ball like I had never seen before, and at any given opportunity he will try a specific trick again and again. If he fails he doesn’t give up but rather slows it down to correct it. Again, for those who wonder if Josh was born with his talent or he’s naturally gifted, according to Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, “Greatness isn’t born, but grown. You have younger people looking at someone and saying, that’s who I want to be. But what ignites the progress is a vision of their ideal future selves” Josh idealises Tim Cahill, knows a lot about Tim and wants to play for Everton. Early this year at age ten, Josh was one of four kids across Australia chosen to travel to England for a special visit to Tim Cahill, which also included a tour of the Goodison Park Stadium. Josh was selected based on talent, skill, application and attitude after participating in one of Tim Cahill’s clinic in Jan 2012. Rated by many observers and his coach Ron Young as more promising than most, if not all players at the same age on the Gold Coast, Josh is blessed with tremendous vision and coolness in front of goal. Able to beat defenders on either side, he possesses an impressive repertoire of tricks. Josh is one of Australia’s great hopes. (By the way, Josh trained for a month with the NSW Football 2022 Project West).


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“People, who are equal, are equal. But the best use their heads, and Josh is one of them” Ron Young (Josh’s Coach)

At the age five Josh was playing with boys in the under seven team, at age six Josh scored 23 goals, and at age seven he scored 26 goals and won the golden boot award in his team.

but become infected by his contagious love and passion for the game. But it is important to clarify that Josh doesn’t just practice, he actually thinks about football all the time.

At age eight Josh was spotted by coach Ron Young, and at the same time he was invited to train and play with the under eleven Vikings Futsal Academy on the Gold Coast.

Scientists tell us that when we decide to become a certain person, be it salesman, ballerina or an adventurer, it all happens instantaneously like a response to some form of hunger, and the way we react to it, it’s like the brain unlocks a tsunami of psychological energy, and all of the sudden there is no pain, no shame or fear. But one catalyst that is more important than the actual act is love. Josh is well nurtured by a mother who believes in him and tells him that if he believes in himself anything is possible. A key part to this achievement that is easy to undervalue is the love. It’s easy to see why coaches are singing Josh’s praises. As all youth coaches would agree with me, all kids are lovable, however, Josh is adorable, he’s so humble and is an intense listener, and therefore a quick learner.

Josh trains and practices for a minimum of 4-5 times a week and participates in the Next Step program with Gold Coast Football. According to his coach Ron Young, if he can’t do it he goes away and practises until he gets it right. An example of how Josh is driven can be seen when it comes to juggling. According to his coach, Josh broke his own juggling record of 1600 to set up his current record of 2184 but unfortunately at the end of his quest, Josh could barely walk. In summary, watching Josh handling the ball, or even talking to him about football one can’t help PG 30


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A day with

Adama Traore

Our appointment with Adama wasn’t like any other usual meeting one would expect. We first had to negotiate with Gold Coast United, and then win his trust. Once he was given clearance by GCU for this interview, the Australian Professional Footballers’ Association wrangled him, along with all of the GCU players, for an emergency meeting which took for about two hours. PG 32


Adama is a very private person, but inside his armor there is a heart of a boy that had to become a man overnight with the passing of his father. The situation not only meant that Adama had become the head of the family, but he also had to become the protector and provider. During the interview with Adama there were key issues that he wasn’t prepared to discuss; however, when we pressed him hard, at times he lost his composure and at times he became quite vocal and emotional. But the fresh prince didn’t hide his gratitude for the job he has and could not actually say a thing wrong against GCU, the supporters, crowds or Clive Palmer. As we finally caught up we started by asking Adama Traore about his journey from amateur footballer to a professional in Australia? A – It took the work of two agents, one which was already my existing agent and another one from Australia. After a brief meeting in Cameroon I was advised of the opportunity to have my tape viewed by the scouts and/or the GCU coaching team; after some good feedback from GCU, the rest became history. Q – Knowing that for aspiring African footballers the usual pathway into professionalism is through Europe and usually via the ex-colonising country, or countries with similar language, France and or Belgium would have been the most obvious choice for you. Did the opportunity to come to Australia sit easy with you? What was your reaction? A- My first issue was the distance and the lack of cultural awareness. Since my father had just passed away in 2008, and myself being the only boy in the family, I inherited the traditional role of breadwinner to my mother and sisters. It took a while to process, but the decision I had to make was more professional rather than family one, and it was easier to make it because my family supported me in whichever way I chose to go. About Australia, I knew little if anything about the people and customs, there was a lot about the professionals playing in Europe which I could follow through the media but nothing about the domestic football. But it was a country with more positive stories than negative culturally, and with a strong sporting presence in the international competitions, so the dream grew in me in a very short time.

Q - And, when Miron was talking about you, when you first got here, he described you as “the perfect athlete, with all the skills, very comfortable with the ball, who’s destined for Europe”. Knowing the fact that African football is different to the Australian style, can you describe the adjustment process you underwent and what was required, and did you ever feel under too much pressure? A - As an athlete I knew that I had every chance to perform at any required pace, but to be a complete footballer you need more than just that. I don’t think that I already had those qualities in me, maybe Miron saw in me what I could not see, however, under the Ivory Coast development system they educated us about what we might face in the future, and one of them is playing abroad. When I played for the national team there, the level of professionalism was quite high and also included psychological preparation and all aspects of the game globally. As far as my integration into the Australian style, it hit me hard because I don’t think that anyone can prepare you for this style of football until you actually get here and experience it. Q – When you arrived in Australia, your first barrier was language before considering the actual culture and climate. How did you manage in your first few months, how does it work, can you tell us? A – You know Australia is a nice place… (pause filled with emotions), and in this profession I have met some remarkable people… (another emotional pause), and one of those people was Jason Culina. I don’t care about what people might say about him, but I believe that Miron and he talked about me, and he as the captain took me under his wing and made my integration into GCU part of his duties. He knew the barriers I was facing and I bet he might have faced them in Europe, so for him it was a natural task. He demanded a lot from everyone and especially to and not because he wasn’t happy with anything, it was only due to one reason; he believed in excellence, he wanted me to function at 120 per cent, and therefore get even better. He is a super athlete and he believed that everyone could also be as fit and sharp as him. The guys from “The Beach” GCSG did support me a lot even when I was injured; they were constantly reminding me that they had adopted me as one of theirs. Of cause I should not forget that the intense English tuition classes were extremely helpful because without them I wouldn’t be here with you.


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Q – You came from a non-football family. Did it sound unnatural to your family that you were embarking on a career in football? A – My late father was a teacher, so naturally he was inclined to expect me to gravitate towards risk-averse career choices like his. However, Ivory Coast is a country with rich history in football, and the sport has blessed many people, so after my experience with the Ivory Coast youth teams, he did see some potential in me, and he did want me to do what I loved the most anyway. Q – Your native country (Ivory Coast) was recently rocked by a brutal civil war. How did you cope with the uncertain security your family was facing? A – It was one of the most challenging times I have faced since arriving in Australia, and I am sure the people on the ground were going through worse, but what I was struggling with was the lack of information. All I was hearing through the media was really bad, so at times when I would ring, my mother’s vibrant voice would come through, but if the phone rung for longer it would throw me into a state of panic and helplessness, because I always feared the worst, but thank God she survived the civil war. Q – It might have been a very challenging time for you, while trying to do your job here; you had to be dealing with the situation at home. Did your friends at Gold Coast United understand and support you through those times? A – The guys were fantastic and they all kind off knew what I was dealing with. As a matter of fact, they had already been supporting through other means. A few years ago I asked all the United players to donate their old football boots to me, which I then took to Africa to give them to the players in the villages. There is little you can do from here, but the GCU players have put hope into the hearts of those young players in Africa. It’s a way to divert minds into a constructive and one day productive future; as they say football, it is a global language, so you can see there that GCU players spoke that language and well. I don’t think that I will ever be able to repay them for that, it meant a lot to me and the youth in Africa. Q – you have played for the Ivory Coast Youth National team before, and now the new FIFA rules that allow for players to play for another country when naturalised makes you eligible to play for Australia. Do you still want to represent Australia? PG 34


A – I am not an Australian citizen yet, so my focus at the moment is in perfecting my game and therefore enjoy the opportunity to play in the A-League. Q – You have publicly stated your desire to play for the Socceroos. Is that still part of your dream? A – One day I might, and if that ever comes to fruition it will be an honour for me and my family, but I understand that unlike other countries, Australia has got a history of aged debuts, and it’s not quite often that you get to break into the national team while young, so in a way that gives me some hope and the time that I might require to gain the necessary experience. Q – For anyone who aspires to play football professionally, what should they focus on, and what should they avoid? A – In football there is a lot that’s not spoken, and sadly can be the most important part of the game. I have come to the conclusion that football should start at home and whatever mistakes you make in a game, or whenever you struggle understanding a particular drill or information given to you by your coach, it should concern you to the point of stopping everything and dealing with it first. I guess it also makes a big difference when you review yourself on a DVD. It becomes more challenging, everyone hears the coach mentioning your name, and you hope that your name doesn’t come up over and over again. I was blessed by having coaches like Miron who speaks his mind and is a direct talker (when he’s not on TV…) Q – What do you do to improve on what might have been pointed out to you by your coach or how do you apply yourself in order to improve outside training hours? A – In Australia it’s quite easy. Every park is at some point in the day almost deserted, so what I do is take mental notes and then grab my ball and work hard on it. While in Africa the biggest problem was to keep people away to allow me to work on those things. In Africa every time you get a ball out of the bag, you’ll see kids everywhere with hungry eyes for the ball, and you know it’s hard to say no. Q –Can you give us any specific advice? A – Football is simple, and so we should try to keep it as clean as possible, let those who want to complicate it do it the most complicated way. The key is to try to keep the ball moving and time your

passes. Sometimes we worry about a specific player too much that we forget that our best tool is actually what we can do to them, more than what then can do to us. I am a defender myself and I know that if I don’t react quickly, the team could be in trouble, so I stay on my toes all the time, and whenever we get the ball the first thing I do is just attack. What you want to do is to make the opposition and their coach keep asking the person who’s marking to keep up, work harder, and track back to defend. The more you hear the other team complain about your marker, the better you will feel because you know that you are inflicting a serious dose of pain into them. Q – As a defender, in your opinion who’s the most difficult player to mark so far in Australia?

A – Ben Halloran is the most difficult guy to deal with. He is very quick and unpredictable, and the fact that he is light makes things harder for defenders because as you try to use your body to disrupt him he just flies away, so that’s why I was always grateful to be playing in the same team with him. Q – Which one would you consider to be your best game in the A-League so far? A – In 2011 against Perth, I felt great and scored a goal. As a result I became the man of the match. I performed way beyond my coach’s expectations and it did feel great to get the recognition from my friends and the media. I have purchased a copy of that DVD and I am sure it will help me immensely in the future.


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Craig Foster Futsal Challenge Cup


Sunshine Coast retains the Craig Foster Cup for the second year in a row!!! In a monumental battle between the regions, and at the very end of two colossal days, it was a mere four points that separated Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to enable them to be crowned the Craig Foster Champions for yet another year. The Craig Foster Futsal Challenge Cup has doubled in size for the third successive year, now taking two full days to complete. Regional teams battled it out through the rounds in an intensely competitive and explosive competition. PG 38


This year introduced teams from as far away as Bundaberg, who travelled nearly six hours specifically for the event. There were also new teams from northern and southern Brisbane.

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Armando Cacace, Operations Manager for the Craig Foster Futsal Challenge Cup said “We are enormously proud and honoured to be able to host this event and to see such incredible growth year after year. The amazing talent that’s out there with these young futsal players is brought together and showcased in this single event, and the feedback from state and regional coaches, parents and players is fantastic!”


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The following teams were crowned champions in their respective age groups: Sunshine Coast v Gold Coast (7-5) Gold Coast v Sunshine Coast (3-1)

11s- Sunshine Coast v Brisbane (10-3) 12s- Brisbane v Sunshine Coast (4-2) 13s- Sunshine Coast v Bundaberg (3-2) 14s- Brisbane v Sunshine Coast (5-2) 15s- Brisbane v Sunshine Coast (5-3) Girls- Gold Coast v Sunshine Coast (1-0 extra time) Youth- Brisbane v North Brisbane (6-1) Men- Sunshine Coast v Gold Coast (3-3) ((4-2) penalty shootout ) Women- Sunshine Coast v NSW (3-2)


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Congratulations to Kiri Dale (NSW) for being awarded Most Valuable Player and to Lachlan Weir (Brisbane) who was awarded the Golden Boot Award.

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TFA SOCCER CAMP 2012 Bond Soccer

Monday 2nd July to Thursday 5th of July 2012 9.00am - 2.30pm (1.30pm on Thursday) Day 1


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LAPF Magazine winter 2012  

LAPF Magazine winter 2012 out now, read about what matters in the local football and futsal on the Gold Coast

LAPF Magazine winter 2012  

LAPF Magazine winter 2012 out now, read about what matters in the local football and futsal on the Gold Coast