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PHOTOS FROM THE JOE AVATI EVENT
What a great event. Great entertainment, lots of laughs, family & friends enjoying the evening.
Photos from the event can be found here
SCOTT TUNBRIDGE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
North Eastern MetroStars wishes to advise that ScottTunbridge has announced his retirement from playing due to a long term injurythat has prevented him from returning to the field.
Tunbridge joined MetroStars in 2008 after spending a seasonwith A-League side Newcastle Jets in 2007/08.
Tunbridge ends his career withMetroStars as the club’s all time leading goal scorer with 82 goals in 156matches.
Tunbridge spoke about his retirement.
"As a result of an injury I sustained that has kept me offthe field, I have had to re-consider my footballing career. I have chosen toretire from the game I love to play and with a team that I have loved to playwith,” said Tunbridge.
Tunbridge began his senior career with Adelaide City in theNational Soccer League, featuring in 81 matches scoring 26 goals, playing 3seasons with the club on the national stage.
Tunbridge then joined South Melbourne, playing a further 26matches in the 2003/04 National Soccer League season. In mid 2004, Tunbridge joined Hamilton Academical in theScottish second tier playing 67 matches over 3 seasons.
After many seasons playing the game he loves, Tunbridge hasone memory that he will always cherish.
"I have many great memories in my career and one that I holdright up there was our National NPL Final win over Bonnyrigg. For me thiswasn't just a win for our club but a win for SA and that meant much more. Likea State of Origin type encounter. It also created an influx of other stateswanting to play teams in our league and preseason tours,” said Tunbridge.
"I would like to thank everyone at MetroStars for theirsupport and extending my family circle as I believe everyone at this club hashelped me feel at home,” said Tunbridge.
Club President Andrew Perrone praised Tunbridge’s career.
"We are both sad and grateful for Scott. Following a fantasticfootball career, due to an injury he has had to cut short his career,” saidPerrone.
"Scott has been an integral part of MetroStars’ success overthe past decade and a true club champion, ending his career as the club’s highestever goal scorer,” said Perrone.
"Scott was also a key part of our National NPL Titlecampaign in 2014 and scored the death blow against his previous club SouthMelbourne to take us to the grand final that year,” said Perrone.
"As the most unselfish striker I have met, if Scott is notbanging in the goals himself he is usually involved in setting up someone else.A player that places team results ahead of himself,” said Perrone.
On behalf of all members, supporters, players, coaches,sponsors and friends we would like to thank Scott for his unwaveringcontribution to the club, for the long memories created and wish him and familyall the best for the future.
National League Matches: 112 (Adelaide City 81, SouthMelbourne 26, Newcastle Jets 5)
National League Goals: 30 (Adelaide City 26, South Melbourne3, Newcastle Jets 1)
SA Club Matches: 193 (MetroStars 156, Adelaide city 25, ParaHills 8, Cumberland 4)
SA Club Goals: 91 (MetroStars 82, Adelaide City 7, ParaHills 1, Cumberland 1)
NEW SENIOR COACH APPOINTED
North Eastern MetroStars wishes to advise that Robbie Saraceno has been appointed Senior Head Coach for the remainder of the 2016 National Premier League - SA season.
Club President Andrew Perrone made the official announcement today.
"It is with great pleasure to announce the appointment of Robbie Saraceno as new head coach of our club," said Perrone.
Saraceno joined MetroStars as an Assistant Coach as part of Michael Pirone's Senior team coaching department at the commencement of the 2015 season.
Saraceno, previously coached White City Woodville for three seasons between 2012-2014.
Saraceno had a solid playing career in the local leagues including a stint in the NSL for Adelaide City.
"Robbie comes to our club with a wealth of knowledge, and has already made a great contribution to Michael and the team. It was therefore without hesitation that he would be the obvious choice to take the reins and continue the work that Michael has started and take the team to a new level," said Perrone.
We congratulate Robbie on his new appointment, and wish him well in challenges ahead for season 2016, with the full support of the club.
SENIOR COACH ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION
North Eastern MetroStars wishes to advise that Senior Head Coach Michael Pirone announced his resignation from his role, effective Tuesday 26 April.
Club President Andrew Perrone announced the decision to the Executive Committee, after Pirone spoke to the players.
"It is with mixed feelings that we announce the departure of Senior Head Coach Michael Pirone effective Tuesday 26 April 2016 when Michael broke the news to the team," said Perrone.
"Having spoken with Michael throughout the course of the year, he had expressed increased family commitments and changes to his work environment have placed ongoing pressure on him and he felt this would not allow him to continue to make the commitment to his coaching duties to the level that are required and that he had been able to deliver in the past," said Perrone.
"It is always sad to lose a dedicated, hardworking and regular top performer. Our only consolation is that Michael is comfortable with his decision and deems it necessary at this point in his life to achieve a sustainable work/life balance, particularly being a single parent and ensuring he has enough quality time for his two daughters," said Perrone.
"Michael has contributed significantly to the success of this club firstly as a key first team player, and secondly in his various coaching and support roles. We acknowledge Michael’s efforts and thank him for the unconditional commitment and dedication throughout the years, and for being the true club man that he is," said Perrone.
On behalf of everyone at MetroStars, we would like to wish Michael and family the best of success in future challenges and endeavors.
VALE | CHIC CAUDO
We wish to express our condolences to the Caudo family after the passing of Chic Caudo.
Chic was a popular member of our club in the role of a Sports Trainer in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
He is a member of the FFSA Hall of Fame.
Born in Innisfail, Queensland came to South Australia in 1950.
Contributed to the game of football as a Sports Trainer and Administrator, Life Member of Adelaide City.
Head Trainer of Juventus 1960-76, Adelaide City NSL 1977-81, Adelaide City Juniors 1982-92, Adelaide City Women’s team 1993-2000, 2003-2006. Head Trainer for SA State Team 1968-73, Trainer Australian National Team tour to Vietnam 1970, SA Women’s Team 2000-2001 tours to Kuala Lumpur and New Zealand, Adelaide Villa 2001-2002, SA Women’s Masters Team 2005, Adelaide Galaxy 2007, Adelaide Blue Eagles 2008, MetroStars 2009-2014.
Treasurer and Member of the inaugural SA
Trainers Association Committee 1967.
Associated with the game in South Australia in excess of 50 years.
VALE | REMO PARIS
North Eastern MetroStars wishes to advise the passing of Remo Paris today. Our condolences to the Paris family.
Remo was a valued member of our club family, as our Head Trainer, a position he held over many year up until recently.
His dedication and commitment to football in South Australia will be remembered for a long time.
Our teams will be wearing black armbands tomorrow against Adelaide United and will observe a moments silence in respect.
RE-LAUNCH OF CLUB APP
We are excited to announce that our Club App has been re-designed for the new season.
After launching our Club App prior to the 2015 season, we have spent the past summer making the App more user friendly.
The new Club App includes news, player profiles, links to Seniors and Juniors fixtures, results and tables, photo gallery and much more.
The Club App is available to download by searching "MetroStars SC" on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The Club App will be available on Windows platform shortly.
TRAVIS DODD JOINS METROSTARS
North Eastern MetroStars is pleased to announce the signing of former Socceroo, Travis Dodd.
Dodd, who last featured for Perth Glory in the A-League, predominantly played for Adelaide United.
Dodd was capped twice for the Socceroos, and featured in 372 National level matches in the NSL & A-League.
POLLOCK JOINS METROSTARS
North Eastern MetroStars is pleased to announce the signing of former Adelaide United Youth & NPL player, Donovan Pollock.
Pollock, who scored 36 goals in 30 matches for Adelaide United's NPL side last season, joins the club after representing Adelaide United in the National Youth League the past two seasons.
Pollock previously played for MetroStars at Under 18 level.
CLUB STATEMENT | 2016 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Annual General Meeting was held on December 14. A key element of the AGM is the election of the new management committee. We would like to advise the members of the Club’s Executive Committee are as follows:
President: Andrew Perrone
Vice President: Rob Rende
Sports Director: Rob Rende
Secretary: Maria Piantadosi
Treasurer: Grace Fusco
Junior Co-Ordinator: Franco Principe
Sponsorship: David De Conno
Building and Grounds Manager: Tony Piantadosi
Member: Nicola Di Lorenzo
CAPTAIN & VICE CAPTAIN NAMED AHEAD OF NEW NPL SEASON
North Eastern MetroStars are pleased to announce that Adam Van Dommele continues as Captain, and will be joined by Liam Wooding as the new Vice Captain, ahead of the up and coming National Premier League - SA season.
Van Dommele, joined MetroStars in 2009 and was first appointed captain in season 2014, leading the club to the National NPL title.
"Adam will remain in the role as captain for the third consecutive year. He has proven to be an outstanding leader of the club in that time," said Senior Coach Michael Pirone.
Wooding returned to TK Shutter Reserve for season 2015, and was jointly awarded the Club Champion Medal last season.
"Liam commences his third season and at just 22 years of age he has established himself as a protagonist at this level. He has shown tremendous leadership skills since returning to the club in 2015," said Pirone.
North Eastern MetroStars open their account against Adelaide Comets on Saturday 27 February at TK Shutter Reserve.
Adam Van Dommele
237 South Australian League, Cup & Finals Matches
(177 MetroStars League, Cup & Finals Matches)
24 A-League Matches
6 Australian Under 17 National Team Matches
86 South Australian League, Cup & Finals Matches
(48 MetroStars League, Cup & Finals Matches)
1 A-League Match
3 Australian Under 20 National Team Matches
COACHING VACANCIES FOR 2016
The Club is now accepting applications for suitably qualified and experienced coaching staff to join its junior development and youth competitive programs for the 2016 football season.
Full details here
2016 NPL PLAYER SIGNINGS
North Eastern MetroStars is pleased to announce the signings of Justin Davis, Tim Henderson, Isaac Carmody & Bailey Truscott for the up and coming 2016 National Premier League SA season.
We welcome all new players to our club.
2016 NPL PLAYER SIGNINGS
North Eastern MetroStars is pleased to announce that Matthew Crooks, Andrew Dyer and Alexander Jakob have been promoted to the senior team for the up and coming 2016 National Premier League SA season.
Congratulations to the players on their promotion.
2015 CLUB AWARDS
Liam Wooding and Joseph Polisena have tied for the Club Champion Medal for the 2015 Senior Team Player of the Year.
For a full list of award winners, click here
DANIEL GODLEY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
North Eastern MetroStars wishes to advise that DanielGodley has announced his retirement from playing after 19 seasons of National Soccer League andSouth Australian state league football.
Godley joined MetroStars in 2004 and played 296matches for the club, winning 1 National NPL title, 3 League Championships, 7 Minor Premierships and 3 Federation Cups.
Full story here
DAVID MENECHELLA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
North Eastern MetroStars wishes to advise that David Menechella has announced his retirement from playing after 19 seasons in the top flight of South Australian state league football.
Full story here
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Shooting Stars Soccer Academy
The programme is run on Friday Nights. Parents interested in the programme need to print (a double-sided copy) and fully complete the Amateur Registration Form.
Shooting Stars Soccer Academy has a vision to provide opportunities for young players to play, learn and enjoy soccer at all levels from ages 4 and up. Shooting Stars also has gained a strong reputation as a reputable resource for MetroStars Soccer Club and its development for future players and coaches. Shooting Stars Soccer Academy has a strong commitment to providing excellent soccer instruction in a safe environment, where the players will have an enjoyable, positive learning experience.
Shooting Stars is open to both boys and girls from ages 4 and up and focuses on the fundamental soccer concepts, skills and techniques. Maximum participation opportunities for all children involved, and parents are encouraged to assist and support participants.
A program that offers various stages and individual levels. Low player to coach ratio for concentrated development. A fun program which builds self-esteem and
The programme runs for 10-weeks at a time throughout the year, in-line with the school terms. All training is held at TK Shutter Reserve, Fourth Avenue, Klemzig.
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