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Coerver Co-Founder At Maco Park

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Coerver (r) Coaching Diploma in Youth Development, which will be delivered by Coerver Coaching co-founder Alfred Galustian on 12-13 November, will be hosted by the Stirling Lions Football Club at Macedonia Park. 

Many thanks to Sonny and the team at Stirling Lions for their support and we look forward to sharing this unique opportunity to bring a true football luminary to Perth. Never before has their been a Individual more responsible for the technical development of youth players in this State.
At this early stage, places are available for the Diploma but we expect, now that a venue has been secured, that they will not last. Link for further information and registration via http://www.coerver.com.au/wp/northperth/programs/coerver-coaching-diploma-1-in-youth-development/

Alfred Galustian

Alfred Galustian started his soccer career as a player for Wimbledon. He is the Co-Founder and International Director of Coerver® Coaching, and has been largely responsible for building the program Globally.

To date Alfred has worked as a Coach Instructor with 17 National Federations including the Brazilian, French, ,English, Japanese and Australian.

Alfred has also worked with over 50 top professional clubs including Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Benfica, Olympique Marseille and Arsenal FC.

During the 2010/11 Season Alfred was the Specialist Skills Coaching Advisor to the English Premier League.

He received an award from FIFA in 2014 for 40 years contribution to the development of the game around the World.

Together with Co-Founder Charlie Cooke, he has devised and written 6 Books and devised 7 Video and DVD series on Skills Training.

Professional testimonials…

”I have followed the Coerver Program for years,and know Alfred’s contribution well. We have worked closely with him over many years to instruct our Academy Coaches in this Method.”
Arsene Wenger Arsenal FC

“Alfred is a global authority on technical teaching. I have worked with him closely at my time with Bayern Munich as well as in Japan." Jürgen Klinsmann –USA National Team Coach & World Cup Champion

“I admired Alf’s presentation (of Coerver Coaching) when I was at Real Madrid, and again in La Manga at a youth training camp. What you (Coerver Coaching) have done for over 31 years is to be commended and celebrated”. Vincente Del Bosque – FIFA World Cup Champion Manager, Spain

“Alf and I have been close friends for almost 30 years, in that time he has undoubtedly become one the the World’s greatest Skill teachers”. Sir Geoff Hurst - Only man to score 3 goals in a World Cup Final.

“Alf’s been a mentor to me since I was 13 years old, and this relationship continues. Coerver Coaching became an integral part of my soccer training, and it played a huge part in my success as a player.” Kristine Lilly – USA World Cup Legend Two Time FIFA World Cup and Olympic Champion

“Alf Galustian is one of the World’s leading skills coaches his Coerver Coaching program has changed how Football is taught all over the World” Ossie Ardiles – FIFA World Cup Champion, Argentina

Technical Director of Coerver Coaching Stirling-Bayswater Antony Benetti stated This is a very rare opportunity for junior TDs, coaches and just those interested in football to receive education and insight from a person who has worked with some of the biggest clubs,Federations, academies and names in global football. Again we thank Stirling Lions Football Club and those associated for the opportunity to use their facilities for the course.

2016 Junior Awards

Congratulations not only to the Junior Award Winners, but all the players, coaches and families of Stirling Lions SC for making 2016 a successful season.

U12 Div 1

2016 – U12 Div 1 Fairest & Best

Will Webster

Sponsored by Evie, Otis and Mo Maslin Foundation


2016 – U12 Div 1 Fairest & Best Runner-Up

Rhys Wakelam

Sponsored by Evie, Otis and Mo Maslin Foundation


2016 – U12 Div 1 Coaches Award

Felix Ivanac

Sponsored by Evie, Otis and Mo Maslin Foundation


2016 – U13 NPL Fairest & Best

Jassim Alshebani

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U13 NPL Fairest & Best Runner-Up

Hugh Swann

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U13 NPL Coaches Award

Ryan Davidson

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U14 NPL Fairest & Best

Aleksandar Petreski

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U14 NPL Fairest & Best Runner-Up

Shayan Bahmani

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U14 NPL Coaches Award

Cole Hadfield

Sponsored by Roads 2000

U16 Div 5

2016 – U16 Div 5 Fairest & Best

Braden Filippou

Sponsored by Elite Earthmoving


2016 – U16 Div 5 Fairest & Best Runner-Up

Adam Bettles

Sponsored by Elite Earthmoving


2016 – U16 Div 5 Coaches Award

Hilman Abdul Gafar

Sponsored by Elite Earthmoving


2016 – U12 NPL Fairest & Best

Patrick Hughes

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U12 NPL Fairest & Best Runner Up

Finlay Cannon

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U12 NPL Coaches Award

Mark Bauersachs

Sponsored by Roads 2000

U14 North Div 1

2016 – U14 North Div 1 Fairest & Best

Jamie Filippou

Sponsored by P&J Homes


2016 – U14 North Div 1 Fairest & Best Runner-Up

Michael Adamos

Sponsored by P&J Homes


2016 – U14 North Div 1 Coaches Award

James Petroff

Sponsored by P&J Homes


2016 – U15 NPL Fairest & Best

Kyle Thistlethwaite

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U15 NPL Fairest & Best Runner-Up

Connor Barnes

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U15 NPL Coaches Award

Harrison Wells

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U16 NPL Fairest & Best

Johann Moritz Silva

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U16 NPL Fairest & Best Runner-Up

Gal Naveh

Sponsored by Roads 2000


2016 – U16 NPL Coaches Award

Samuel Dweh

Sponsored by Roads 2000

Heartbreak for U18s

It was a game in which the Stirling Lions were favourites to win. Having beaten the Perth Glory 5 , 3 in a preseason friendly , 4 nil and 3 , 1 in the league and 3 nil in the major semi final to progress to the grand final its seemed inevitable that the Stirling boys would lift the cup.

It wasn’t to be as it seemed the Stirling boys were lacking the energy they had shown all year , to topple the glory yet again. Glory enjoyed the better of possession for most of the game thanks to a best-on-ground performance by Luc Bodna . Stirling created a few chances during the match but failed to convert. At two nil down with 10 min to go Stirling went to 3 at the back and added an extra number forward in order to get into the match . With time running out the Glory capitalised and scored on the counter.

Coach Keegan Ashley said “I thought we were below par today,” “To play the glory so many times this season probably took the edge of the game a little. They were fired up to beat us and played well , so congratulations to them. We know we weren’t good enough on the day and have shown when we are , we are more than a match for them. We gave them to much time and space . To win the league was the main aim and we did that. The top four cup final would have been the cherry on the cake . The boys can all be proud of themselves and look forward to 2017.”

Player Pathway Camp for Lions


THE chance of a lifetime could be on the line for Stirling’s own Teeboy Kamara and Lukas De Lima.

Over three days, three National Premier League players from each of the eight Member Federations will compete to be selected for a two-week trial with Sydney FC’s Youth Team.

Since the introduction of the NPL, many of the best young players have progressed to the A-League, while others have returned to the NPL to resurrect their career.

The PS4 Player Pathway Award Camp is an initiative that provides an avenue for young players to progress to Australia’s professional football competition,

However, like any talent quest, only one player will emerge with the prize on September 28.

To read the full story on the NPL Player Pathway Award Camp; http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/the-24-young-aspiring-footballers-aiming-to-win-a-sydney-fc-youth-team-contract/news-story/c8b91b61c4456efc0efac8c86388331f

U18s Roar Into Top 4 Final

The U18’s are into the Top 4 Cup Final after a 3-0 victory over Perth Glory at Dorrien Gardens last Saturday.

Having already beaten Glory to the League title the week before with a 3-1 win at Ashfield Arena, playing some stellar football , the Stirling boys backed it up with another winning performance to head straight to the Grand Final.

Perth Glory came out of the blocks quickly and settled into their usual possession style of football, pegging Stirling back into their own half for considerable periods during the first half. Having A League coach Kenny Lowe on the bench seemed to give them a lift.

Glory came close on a few occasions but for the most part were repelled in attack by a solid back line of Alan Reidy, Jayden Dods, Mason Langham and Ollie Watson. When Glory did manage to get the ball on target, goalkeeper Callum Atkins was always well positioned to save or direct the ball around the goal posts. Atkins pulled off a tremendous one handed save when the Glory striker managed to breach the defence for a one on one with the Stirling keeper. The save seemed to lift the Stirling side and just before half time, Tom Balch ghosted forward to the edge of the Glory penalty box after Stirling launched a trade mark counter attack to bury a cross into the net. Stirling went into the half time break 1-0 up but the big talking point at the break from the Stirling supporters was the defence being able to hold the Glory side out after having the kitchen sink thrown at them for at least 40 minutes prior to Stirling’s goal. It was a superb display from the defence and the whole team for that matter and really demonstrated the training sessions held in ball possession to the opponent which really proved pivotal.

Coaches Keegan Ashley and a rather unwell Sam Atkins must have said the right things at the break and adjusted player rotations because the Stirling side came out with more purpose from the beginning of the second half. Ben Campbell could have given Stirling a two goal buffer early on after good work down the right from Bleron Mamudi who found Campbell on his own in the box, only for the Stirling striker to misdirect a first time strike wide of the left post. As Glory pushed for a goal, openings began to appear and Stirling managed to go another goal up courtesy of a well taken finish from Mamuidi who beat his marker, rounded the Glory keeper and finished well with his left foot. The goal seemed to deflate the Glory side because from that point, Stirling always looked the more likely to score more goals and eventually did following substitute, Denzel Tshuma’s arrival into the penalty area to put away a cross for a 3-0 lead.

The final score was more reflective of the second half performance , had it not been for the hard working defensive effort from the boys of the back four and the midfield unit of Tom Balch, Robbie McNeill, Joey Perkins and Daniel Stone, the score line in the first half could have been in the Glory’s favour. Keegan Ashley said after the game ”The boys are winners with a winning mentality and worked very hard in the first half of the game , second half we started to get on the ball a lot more and we got our rewards.

Stirling play the winner of the Perth Glory v Subiaco match being played on Wednesday evening.

The Grand Final match is at Dorrien Gardens (Perth SC) on Saturday 10th Sept at 10.30am. Come along and support the boys!

U16 NPL Win League

U16s NPL Team had a very successful season winning the NPL group B League by 9 points.

They finished the regular season with 16 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The team scored 74 goals (highest scorers in the league) and conceded 20 goals (least goals conceded in the league).

Coach David Galbraith commented;

“I was always confident there would be a cutting edge to this team however what was really pleasing was the way the defence really came together and gave us the solid base to play off. This team was, in effect, a complete new team with only 7 of the 15 players having played NPL football before.

We started training in November 2015 and had 8 friendlies against quality opposition prior to the start of the season. This time proved invaluable in developing systems of play and as a result we had a great start to the season. Real credit goes to the players and how quickly they gelled as a team.

We won our first 13 games and never looked back playing a brand of high tempo, disciplined football.

The only disappointment was going out to Perth SC on penalties in the Top 4 Quarter Final (game finished 1-1). It is always a very cruel way to lose a game on penalty kicks.

Congratulations to the players and everyone involved with the U16s NPL team.”

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Left to Right: Johann Moritz Silva, Mooprusee Mg, Nikolas Theodorou, George Bull, Chris Vonleh, Amann Alshebani, Filip Ciupac, Antonio Belcovski, Samuel Dweh, Fin Elliott, Matt Lewis, Thomas Hiotis, Qulan Dique, Kyle Cass, Gal Naveh

15 Players – 11 Nations – 1 Team (Stirling Lions U16s)