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18 10, 2017

AFCAT SEMINAR SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER at BULLEEN SOCCER CLUB.

By | October 18th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

AFCAT is pleased to announce the program for our Coaching Seminar on Sunday 19th November at the Bulleen Soccer Club. Registrations can be completed on line at www.afcat.com.au for both AFCAT members ( $10.00) or non members ( $25.00). 08.30am   Doors Open 09.00am   Welcome/ Introductions/AFCAT news/ National Coaches Association 09.15am   THEORY 1 SESSION- RON SMITH- [...]

11 10, 2017

BOOK REVIEW

By | October 11th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

STILLNESS and SPEED- MY STORY  by Dennis Bergkamp One of the greatest foreign imports in the first years of the English Premier League now tells us about his thoughts, feelings and more recently, aspirations as a coach having won almost everything as a player and having entertained so many with such memorable feats of skill. [...]

11 10, 2017

FURTHER BOOK REVIEWS

By | October 11th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

RETIRED- WHAT HAPPENS TO FOOTBALLERS WHEN THE GAME'S UP........BY ALAN GERNON. This is a fascinating book looking at so many case studies of professional footballers, in the UK and internationally and the effect on their lives, when they either choose themselves to retire or are forced to give up playing the game through many different [...]

1 10, 2017

WHY HAS AFCAT BEEN QUIET IN 2017?

By | October 1st, 2017|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

  As we head towards our 5th Anniversary, which we will be celebrating with a special event before the end of this year, I thought I should explain why AFCAT has remained silent for so long this year. Apart from the opportunity to engage with ex England team manager, Roy Hodgson, in May when he [...]

22 04, 2017

AFCAT visit to see ROY HODGSON

By | April 22nd, 2017|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

30 lucky AFCAT members had the wonderful opportunity to visit the impressive Melbourne City Football Academy at Bundoora on Friday April 21st to watch ex England team manager, Roy Hodgson, conducting a training session with the Melbourne City Youth squad. Roy spent 90 minutes on a very wet Melbourne evening putting the young players through [...]

31 01, 2017

BOOK REVIEWS

By | January 31st, 2017|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

During the recent Christmas holiday break and an overseas holiday to Thailand, I managed to catch up on some great reading, sometimes finding it difficult to put the books down as I was so engrossed in them. The one non- football book I did read was Phil Collins autobiography which I also can highly recommend [...]

30 01, 2017

INTERNATIONAL COACHING IDENTITY AVAILABLE FOR CLUB VISITS FEB 15-20th 2017

By | January 30th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Friend of AFCAT, Ronnie Schneider, who has chatted to us on skype a couple of times, will be visiting Melbourne in Feb and is available for club visits to engage with coaches and players for presentations and training sessions. Ronnie, who resides in Tel Aviv, is a UEFA Pro Licence holder, international expert in coach [...]

21 08, 2016

ROWVILLE SCHOOL SPORTS ACADEMY LOOKING FOR MORE YOUNG FEMALE PLAYERS.

By | August 21st, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

The Rowville Sports Academy, connected to Rowville Secondary College, is keen to grow our female football program and increase numbers and is now offering trials till the end of October to any soccer girls currently in Grade 6 through to Grade 11. RSA is a specialist program embedded into the Rowville Secondary College and is [...]

21 08, 2016

ICELAND- WHAT HAS LEAD TO THEIR RECENT SUCCESS IN THE EUROS!!

By | August 21st, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

To attempt to answer this question, last week at our 55th AFCAT session, prior to the Bulleen v Richmond NPL Game at the Veneto Club, we showed a recent skype interview we conducted with a local Icelandic football coach. BRYNJAR GESTSSON is a UEFA A Licence coach who is currently the Technical Director of THROTTUR [...]

24 07, 2016

GOALS ANALYSIS from EUROS 2016

By | July 24th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Now that EURO 2016 is over and completed and Portugal bask in the glow of their first major tournament win, debates and discussions will continue on for some time regarding what we saw and opinions given, based on the quality of the football  and stories that emerged from the games. There is no doubt the [...]