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Kat Smith1
September 22, 2019

Introducing Kat Smith - Senior Coach

Alamein FC would like to today announce the signing of our Senior Head Coach for 2020 / 2021 Kat Smith. Kat is passionate educator on and off the field with vast experience across the football system. She is a strong believer that participation in sport at all levels is a learning tool with a potential to develop the necessary skills required to navigate life’s challenges and enhance the steps taken in search of personal and professional success. Kat has embarked on a journey of formal and informal education, and sourced professional and personal education opportunities and welcomed many discovery experiences to not only develop her own knowledge but to also share it with the football community. She is currently undergoing her Pro Licence in Canberra. Kat Smith’s football pedigree speaks for itself: She is currently an Assistant Coach / Performance analyst for Junior Matilda’s National team and Opposition Analysts for Matilda’s Team. Until recently she was the Assistant coach to Jeff Hopkins for @victorywleague in the Westfield W League. And the list goes on!! The executive board at ALAMEIN FC would like to welcome Kat Smith to the club and we look forward to her hitting the ground running and building on what our exiting Head Coach Sinisa has achieve in the last 4 years at Alamein. Welcome Kat! Read more....
Michael Gaughan U19s Heas Coach Small
July 23, 2022

Introducing Michael Gaughan U19 Head Coach

Michael is an enthusiastic and developing coach hailing from Scotland. He began his journey with local club BSC Glasgow as a youth coach, before moving into senior football as an assistant with Maryhill FC. His more recent experience includes coaching roles in the boys academy at Greenock Morton and girls academy at York City in the UK. He spent the first half of the 2022 season with the Goulburn Valley Suns in the JNPL as lead Boys U14s & U18s Coach. Michael is committed to individual development and wants to provide the best platform for young players to succeed on and off the pitch. He strives to provide a professional environment to prepare the U19s for the step into senior football. He currently holds the UEFA B Licence qualification and has aspirations to continue forward on the coaching pathway in the near future. Read more....
andy burnett u17
January 29, 2021

Introducing Andy Burnett - U17 Coach 2021

Alamein FC would like to proudly announce the return of Andy Burnett as Head Coach of the U17 group for 2021. While 2020 was a disruptive season, Andy had the opportunity to work under Senior Head coach Kat Smith while supporting her with the Senior program.Andy is currently a C Licence Coach and has aspirations to continue his football education in 2021 and beyond. Andy is a dedicated and passionate coach that has grown professionally during his time so far at Alamien FC.Welcome back for a third consecutive year, Andy! Read more....
Hannah Ryan U15
March 06, 2022

Introducing Hannah Ryan - U15 Head Coach 2022

Alamein FC would like the announce the re-appointment of the U15 Head Coach for the upcoming NPLW 2022 season, Hannah Ryan. Hannah started playing at seven and represented Victoria for FFV and SSV in Futsal over a dozen times. Some of many of Hannah accomplishments was being Vice Captain of the SSV U19 Girls team that won the National Championship for the first time. Hannah played Senior football at the young age of 15, Winning the Team App Cup in 2016 with Heidelberg United.Completing VCE, Hannah achieved a sport and academic scholarship to attend Catawba College, North Carolina successfully making the playoffs in two consecutive years. Hannah was offered an Assistant coaching role after being injuredHannah has previously coached both junior girls and boys at Clifton Hill FC. and was also appointed State 1 Reserves coach Hannah in 2019. She is passionate and dedicated coach who is excited to work again with all the coaching staff at Alamein and also promote the American College pathway to young female footballers.We welcome Hannah and wish you well in 2022 and beyond. Read more....
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March 21, 2022

Introducing Adelyn Ayton - U13 Head Coach

Addy spent the bulk of her youth football in the Tasmanian Institute of Sport/NTC programs. After finishing school, she moved interstate to play in the Victorian WPL, where she stayed for 4 years before returning to Tasmania. Injury led to new opportunities in coaching and her time back in Tassie saw her work as head coach of the Taroona Skills Program (coordinating programs for 4–16-year-olds), head coach of Taroona U12 and U15 development squads, and working as a participation officer for Football Tasmania. Eventually she returned to Melbourne to play NPL football and continued her coaching journey as assistant coach of Box Hill U14 girls and head coach of Eltham Redbacks reserve women. Addy is excited by the opportunity to work with the U13 squad this season and continue her coach development under Hannah, as assistant coach to the U15s. Read more....
April 30, 2022

Introducing Will Meadows - Goalkeeper Coach

Will has been with Alamein for 5 years as our GK coach. Will has coached at Melbourne Victory as well as Eastern Lions and Bulleen Lions. Will is now focused his GK coaching for females only as he sees that their so much untapped potential. Will has completed his Level 2 GK licence and is currently in the middle of his B licence. Read more....

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