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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NEWS
At the North Eastern MetroStars’ Annual General Meeting held on 3 December, the current President,Tony Taormina, announced his retirement.
In the 19 year history of the club,Tony served as Vice President for 12 years and President for the past 7 years. Tony as a founding member of the club has been instrumental in it’s success over these 19 years. He is the only member of the original board to have served concurrently over this period. It is because of Tony’s belief in this club and his drive that MetroStars has been so successful.
During his annual report to members on the night of the AGM, Tony reminisced at the beginnings of the club:
"Almost to the day, 20 years ago a small group of naive but ambitious guys vowed to create something great, North Eastern MetroStars Soccer Club was born. It is now one of the most powerful and respected Clubs in the state.”
"Little did we know at the time what was to proceed us. It has certainly been an entertaining, exciting and totally rewarding journey. I praise and give full credit to all current & past club leaders, coaches and most importantly, our players who have rewarded me and my fellow founding members in rewriting SA soccer history books. What was started all those years ago, from humble yet ambitious beginnings has evolved into a proud great club. Records & trophies was the furthest thing from our minds at the time, however, what we all agreed on was that we had to achieve immediate success in order to be noticed. What has transpired has exceeded my wildest expectations.”
Tony together with the other founding members set the club up to follow a high level of integrity and community awareness and to strive to be the best club in this state. He has achieved that, it is a baton that has now been passed on to the other board members of the future to continue this legacy.
Tony will continue to be involved with the club, his experience and knowledge is an invaluable asset and he will continue to provide guidance and support.
The club and all members thank Tony for his vision some 20 years ago, his commitment to bring that vision to reality and then his drive and passion to see it develop and succeed into it’s 20th year.
MetroStars is truly fortunate to have had that group of naive but ambitious guys’ take the chance, now having had the opportunity, the club must progress to honour those founding members.
Past Vice President, Andrew Perrone, was elected as the new President of North Eastern MetroStars.
BARBIERO, CAPEL & IVANOV JOIN METROSTARS
Former Adelaide United midfielder Fabian Barbiero, has agreed to join North Eastern MetroStars ahead of the 2014 National Premier League season.
Barbiero, who featured in 8 matches for Croydon in last season’s National Premier League, returns to TK Shutter Reserve after seven years after joining Adelaide United in 2007.
Senior Coach Ivan Karlovic was pleased to have a player with the calibre of Barbiero join the club for season 2014.
"We are delighted to welcome Fabian and his family back to the club after his successful period with Adelaide United. Fabian will bring a wealth of quality, experience and professionalism to our playing group. I am excited to be working with Fabian again albeit this time as a coach and am looking forward to the football he will produce this season. Not only fantastic for our club, but for the league it is great to have a player of Fabian’s calibre playing,” said Karlovic.
Barbiero commenced his senior career with South Adelaide in 2002, before joining Adelaide Galaxy and later MetroStars in 2006. Barbiero featured in 32 matches for MetroStars.
Joining Barbiero at the club’s first training session this week, were new signings Alex Capel and Anthony Ivanov.
21 year old Capel, a striker, joined the club after impressing for Cumberland United last season in the National Premier League.
Capel scored 14 goals in 14 matches for South Adelaide in the first half of last season, before moving to Cumberland United and featuring in 12 matches.
"Alex has been brought into the side to give us more depth and add another dimension to our attack which we felt was lacking last season. He had a great start to the season with South Adelaide and we hope we can replicate that form this coming season. Still young, we feel with our environment and playing group Alex will further develop his potential,” said Karlovic.
Goalkeeper Anthony Ivanov has been secured for the new season from SAASL outfit Fulham United. Ivanov, a former SA Sports Institute product, played Senior level football for Olympic FC (2003) and Raiders (2004) before suffering long term injuries which kept him out of the game. Ivanov pulled on the gloves once again last season where he featured in the SAASL Premier Division. Ivanov will play a supporting role under goalkeeper Daniel Godley.
"I have known Anthony for a number of years and he has always been a talented goalkeeper who gave the game away at a young age. His passion has been rekindled and it is a perfect opportunity for Anthony to reintroduce himself to Premier League level. Working with Lindsay Patterson and Daniel Godley will help Anthony raise his game to another level and hopefully fulfill the potential he has always shown,” said Karlovic.
MetroStars is pleased to announce that Lawrence D'Arrigo, Stefan Cali, Andrew Orphanou and Adrian Polisena have been promoted to the Senior squad for season 2014. D’Arrigo (23 matches), Orphanou (13 matches) and Polisena (10 matches) all impressed in their matches with the senior team last season.
Cali, who suffered a long term injury at the beginning of last season, returns to the senior squad. The Senior squad also features a number of train on players from the Reserves squad.
"It is great to have Stef back playing after suffering an unfortunate knee injury with Adelaide United Youth. We are hoping as the season progresses Stef will start to find the form that saw him play some senior games in 2012. Lawrence, Adrian and Andrew all were an integral part in our 2013 season and have shown they have the ability to play at this level and perform to required level. I am excited to work with them and develop them further, so that they become regular senior players for the next decade at MetroStars,” said Karlovic
A-League: 90 matches (7 goals)
SA Leagues: 105 matches (7 goals)
Senior Club History
2007-2013 Adelaide United
2003-2005 Adelaide Galaxy
2002 South Adelaide
Socceroos (1 match)
SA Leagues: 57 matches (17 goals)
Senior Club History
2013 Cumberland United
2013 South Adelaide
2010 Adelaide Galaxy
SA Leagues: 6 matches
Senior Club History
2013 Fulham United (SAASL)
2004 Olympic FC
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SFERA’S ON THE PARK – PROUD METROSTARS SPONSORS
Sfera’s on the Park are proud sponsors of MetroStars Junior Awards night held in their top class facility. MetroStars Soccer Club wishes to thank Sfera's management and staff for their support. In appreciation we would like to promote some of their up and coming events.
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Christmas 2013 (includes live bands - available dates listed)
New Years Eve Party
Thanks for your support !
COACHING VACANCY - Under 11 Black & Under 13 JSL Age Groups
MetroStars - one of the most progressive and fastest growing clubs in South Australia is now accepting applications for suitably qualified and experienced coach to join its youth competitive programs for the 2011 season.
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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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