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Alamein FC Player Trials NPLW Season 2020 - Details

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  • Players to be selected based on talent and potential for further development at NPLW

  • Consideration to players welfare ensuring players are not placed in unneces-

    sary physical or psychological demands during the selection process.

  • Where possible selection processes to be short and limited to identifying the most talented players




Alamein Football Club will be conducting Player Trials for there NPLW 2020

U12, U14,U16 & U19 Age groups commencing on Wednesday October 9th. 2020, Trials will be held over a three - week period at

Camberwell High School, Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell


Trials will be conducted in three phases:








5.15pm - 6.15pm

5.15pm - 6.15pm


6.00pm - 7.00pm

5:45pm – 7:00pm


6.30pm – 7.45pm

6:30pm – 7.45pm


Successful players from Phase 1 will be notified by Monday 14th October 2020 that they have been selected to attend Phase 2.








5:10pm – 6:10pm

5.10pm - 6.10pm


5.55pm - 6.55pm

5.55pm - 6.55pm

U16 and U19

6:15pm – 8:00pm

6:15pm – 8:00pm

Should the Technical Director or Coaching Staff require further trials to help with decision making, players will be notified by Monday 21 Oct 2019 should they be selected to attend Phase 3








5:15pm – 6:15pm



6.00pm - 6.55pm

5.45pm - 6.55pm


6.30pm - 8.00pm

6.30pm - 8.00pm


6.30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm





Trial sessions will focus on player observations rather than coaching and the Small Sided Game (4v4/5v5/7v7/8v8) format for understanding game principles


The session will include a combination of brief technical drills and game play for understand- ing game principals.


  1. Technical Ability (First Touch, Striking the Ball, 1v1 (Attacking/Defending) & Running with the Ball)


  2. Game Intelligence (Decision making when in possession of the Ball, Decision making when the opposition is in possession of the ball, Ability to anticipate/identify transi- tional moments


  3. Competitive nature/mentality (less focus on younger age groups)


  4. Explosiveness/speed (less focus on younger age groups)


Alamein FC will commence player offers for the 2020 squads after Phase 1 has been completed for all external trial listed players. This will be communicated directly to the individual players/parents and we request that selections remain confidential.


All players offered positions will be required to respond in a timely manner as per the official communication to ensure players are not holding up positions for others.


Players are required to arrive 15min prior to their session commencement to have their names ticked off the Registration table and to collect a numbered coloured bib to assist the coaching staff with player identification.


ALL PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED to wear a WHITE coloured top and either navy or black shorts during the trial process. Shin pads and water bottle for hydration too.


Alamein FC reserves the right to extend or end the trial process at any stage and alter/ vary target numbers of any squad.


All questions regarding the Alamein FC trial process should be to

Expression of Interest Junior Coaches 2020

EOI 2020 Junior Coaches

Alamein FC has opened up and is seeking applications from experienced coaches that have got a passion for women’s football to submit their details for opportunities in 2020 / 21

All Junior coaches will report directly to the Club Technical Director.

Enquirers please email your resume to and will contact with you shortly.

Click HERE to submit your Expression of Interest.


Expression of Interest NPL Girls 2020

Alamein FC has now opened Expressions of Interests for all age groups for the 2020 Girls NPLW Victorian squads.
The club will be conducting trials for all their squads in the first week of October 2019 with final date details to be confirmed.
All Registered players will initially be considered to trial prior to trials opening to the wider football community.
We urge all players wishing to be considered to click on and complete the attached jotform below and we will be in contact shortly with further trial details.

All registrations are held in complete confidence and are not discussed outside the club.

For all enquirers please email

To register your interest click HERE



Welcome Kat Smith - Senior Head Coach

Kat Smith1Alamein FC would like to today announce the signing of our Senior Head Coach for 2020 / 2021 Kat Smith.

Kat is a passionate educator on and off the field with vast experience across the football system. She is 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, sourced professional 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:

Currently an Assistant Coach / Performance analyst for the 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.

Press Release – Alamein Football Club / Ashburton United Soccer Club

Soccer Clubs welcome Boroondara Council decision on Dorothy Laver playing fields

j0424308Ashburton-based soccer clubs, Ashburton United Soccer Club and Alamein Football Club, welcome the decision this week by Boroondara Council to establish a soccer focussed facility at Dorothy Laver Reserve West with two full sized fields and all-year round access.

The clubs acknowledge that this has been a long-sought outcome for the soccer community in Boroondara which has grown rapidly over the last few years. There are now some 3000 girls and boys, men and women playing for Boroondara soccer clubs, and around two-thirds of whom live in Boroondara. A further 1000 plus Boroondara residents play for clubs outside Boroondara and it is hoped the new facility will attract them to play for local soccer clubs.

Both clubs thanked the Boroondara Council and its officers for their leadership and endorsement of the needs of community-based football which is becoming an all-year round sport.

The clubs particularly welcomed the decision of Council to prioritise juniors, girls and women, indigenous and players with disabilities.

“Having just lost the girls football centre at Batesford Reserve in Monash, this will mean our girls and women will have a new community football home as will our planned team for players with disabilities”, said Ashburton President Bob Stensholt.

Bill Gaganis, President of Alamein Football Club said “As one of the few female-only soccer clubs in Victoria, we are delighted that there will be a new home for girls and women to play both for enjoyment as well as to achieve their best at the highest level.”

Contacts: Bill Gaganis 0425 844 979 or 9249 9608 and Bob Stensholt 0428 131 634

Alamein FC signs three of the best from Galaxy United

Jess Tay Anita Komijat Akeisha Sandhu

Alamein FC has signed three of the best NPLW players for the 2019 season.

Alamein FC would like to proudly announce the signing of  Jess Tay, Aneta Komijat and Akeisha Sandhu from Galaxy United for the 2019 NPLW season.

Jess (@jess_tay10 ) is a leader and unrelenting defender who captained Galaxy United and brings a wealth of experience to our squad. Jess began her WPL with the Bulleen Lions, where she spent two full seasons with the club under Bobby McGuinness before eventually making the move to the 2015 Minor Premiers, Bulleen Lions.

Aneta comes to Alamein after two seasons with Geelong Galaxy. Anita (@aneta_hajduk) has a depth of experience with WPL clubs Altona, Cairnlea and Heidelberg before joining Galaxy in 2016. The talented winger "has the ability to beat players 1v1"  and is a great reader of the game.

Akeisha joins her fellow team mates from Galaxy United Jess and Aneta to bolster up our defensive third for next season. Having caused problems for our strikers last season we’re now hoping that she now provides a serious problem to other teams next season. Akeisha is and NTC graduate and has represented both Country New South Wales and Victoria at the National Championships.

EOI Coaching Staff

eoi coaching staff 2019

Alamein FC has opened up and is seeking applications from experienced coaches that have got a passion for women’s football to submit their details for opportunities in 2019.
All Junior coaches will be reporting directly to our Technical Director Mark Cassar.
Enquirers please email and one of our staff will contact with you shortly.

Click on the link below to submit your Expression of Interest.

register expression of interest

2019 Coaches Appointed

2019 coaching staff appointedAlamein FC is pleased to announce that coaches for all teams have been appointed. Sinisa Cohadzic (Senior Head Coach), Mark Cassar (Technical Director) and Daniel Foden (U19 Head Coach) all continue on from 2018. Joining them for the 2019 season are Andy Burnett (U16 Head Coach and Senior Assistant Coach), Eugene Van Der Westhuizen (U14 Head Coach) and David Risteski ( U12 H /Coach and U16 Assistant Coach).

For more details see our "Our Coaching Staff page"

Expressions of Interest - 2019 Girls NPLW Victoria Squads

eoi buttonAlamein FC has now opened Expressions of Interest for their 2019 Girls NPLW Victoria squads. The Club will be conducting trials by invitation for all squads later this year. Registered players will initially be considered to trial prior to trials opening to the wider football community. Players wishing to be considered need to complete the form below and a member of our Football Department will be in contact in due course. All registrations are held in complete confidence and are not discussed outside the club.

For any enquiries, please email the Technical Director at

button click here to register your expression of interest

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