June 11, 2021 By Cyrille Ndongo-Keller Off

Newsletter (9) Term 2


What a cold and freezing week of training we have just experienced! I was happy to see so many players brave the cold conditions to continue their training development work.The Australian coaching fraternity was recognised this week with the appointment of former Socceroo coach Ange Postecoglou as Scottish giant Celtic Football Club manager.This is big news for Australian football as it is the 1st time an Australian coach will coach a top European club. As a long time friend, I would like to wish Ange a lot of success with this new challenge.
Players learn how to play the game from their coaches and parents. The atmosphere and culture we create determines whether a player’s experience is negative or positive. For example, parents and coaches may have goals for certain players that are different from the players themselves. Regardless of these goals, it is critical for parents to nurture the player’s ambitions. Parents and coaches must continuously communicate with players to assist them and support their dreams and aspirations.  We always encourage parents to play an important role in their children’s training development experience by providing encouragement, and praise for efforts, not for winning.  Parental involvement usually decreases when players reach adolescents. However, adolescents still want their parents to be supportive by attending their games. Parents also can show support by volunteering with tasks associated with the club or training such as, managing the team, providing oranges, refereeing, tournaments and gala day.  This weekend will see our teams challenge themselves taking part in another round of football matches this weekend.  
Enjoy the long weekend. 


Australia’s Ange Postecoglou appointed as new Celtic manager in Scottish Premiership

Celtic said Postecoglou had “successfully achieved” UEFA recognition of his Football Australia coaching pro-licence, which had previously been cited as a reason for the delay in his appointment.

He replaces Neil Lennon, who resigned from the position in February.

Postecoglou joins Celtic from Japan’s Yokohama F Marinos, whom he coached to the J-League title in 2019.

He previously led the Socceroos to victory in the 2015 Asian Cup and won A-League and NSL championships with Brisbane Roar and South Melbourne respectively.