Deng determined to shine

Category Archives: Victoria

Deng determined to shine

The past year has been one of hard work and rising through the ranks of Victorian football for Thomas Deng. Deng began 2014 in the under 20s side of Victorian National Premier League outfit Green Gully. He’s now playing in the youth team of arguably the biggest club in the A-League in Melbourne Victory, while edging closer to his senior debut as well as gaining a national team call up with the Young Socceroos. Not bad for a kid who just turned 18. Deng’s rise through the Victorian leagues has coincided with the full back popping up on the radar…

Read More +

Meet Aussie Ronaldo – The Defender

First there was the Brazilian Ronaldo, then there was the Portuguese Ronaldo, and now it’s Australia’s turn with 15-year-old Melbourne schoolboy Ronaldo Yousef hoping to be the next star player with that famous name. The Maribyrnong College youngster has spent the last four months playing in the Victorian NPL at u20 level, and as a result of his form has been selected as the youngest member of the Victorian squad for this month’s School Sport Australia u19 National Championships in Glenwood. Unlike his famous namesakes the ‘Aussie Ronaldo’ is a defensive player rather than a flair striker, a powerful and…

Read More +

Milos Nestling in well down south

Milos Lujic, last season’s top goal scorer (19), has started the National Premier Leagues Victoria season like a house on fire scoring ten goals in eleven league games this season with new club South Melbourne. The big number nine was full of praise for his teammates, stressing the clubs winning streak is down to a “team effort.” “It’s a really good start for the season. Main thing is that the team is doing well,” Lujic said. “We’re top of the ladder, and as long as the teams doing well I’ll be scoring.” Lujic reminisced about a goal that brought a…

Read More +

Lozanovski seeking to turn the corner

Northcote City coach Goran Lozanovski believes his side has a bit more work to go before he can be satisfied that they’ve turned the corner, after an inconsistent patch of form. Last season’s Victorian Premier League champions battled hard to prevail 3-0 over a spirited Goulburn Valley Suns last weekend, the home side did not have it their own way for long periods throughout the encounter. A touch of luck and some wasteful GVS finishing allowed City to land the first blow and then go on to almost wrap the game up at half time. The win over its plucky…

Read More +

James Robinson buoyant ahead of South

A determined James Robinson says that his side will be aiming to take the scalp of current NPLV leaders South Melbourne at the Morshead Park Stadium in Ballarat on Saturday. The Englishman was left to reflect on two points thrown away following his team’s capitulation against Pascoe Vale last Saturday night, which saw them concede two goals in the final quarter of an hour to cough up a 2-0 lead. Liam Harding’s second half dismissal shifted the momentum back in the Vale’s favour and things could’ve got even uglier for the Red Devils but for some desperate defending in the…

Read More +

Thunder ahead of Coaches expectations

Dandenong Thunder boss Dean Hennessey remains confident that his side can keep going from strength to strength after getting off their National Premier Leagues Victoria campaign to a blistering start, but admits the Thunder are ahead of where he’d thought his side would be four rounds into their NPL campaign. The former Green Gully coach led his charges to a gusty 2-1 win away to Melbourne Knights in Round 4 thanks to second half goals from Jake Nakic and Brendan Craig’s late winner. The triumph propelled the unbeaten Thunder into third place in the standings, and while the win was…

Read More +

Johnny A: We exacted revenge

Bentleigh Greens coach John Anastasiadis admitted that his team had redemption on its mind prior to its Round 2 victory against arch-rivals Northcote City last weekend. The Greens went down in agonising circumstances in last season’s 2013 VPL Grand Final against City at AAMI Park, after having led for the majority of the match. Notwithstanding the sides’ dominance, it suffered the agony of losing late on in extra time, which the former Socceroo conceded played a part in the lead up to the rematch five months on. “It burns everyone that we should’ve won it and they all know it,”…

Read More +

Old Knight, New Tricks

An old son returns home, Rodrigo Covarrubias, after time away rubbing shoulders with some of the best South America has to offer with sides the ilk of River Plate and Club Atlético Chacarita Juniors. “I arrived in Argentina in November 2011. I was seen in a tournament (in Melbourne) the Football Director of River Plate came down as a guest appearance,” Rodrigo said “He saw me play. I scored a lot of goals and we won a lot of matches in that tournament. “He told me he liked the way I played and I had a chance to play in Argentina….

Read More +

FFV Announce NPL Structure for 2014

Football Federation Victoria (FFV) today announces both the senior and junior structures for the 2014 National Premier Leagues. The senior men and under 20 competitions will consist of NPL (14 teams) and NPL 1 (16 teams) subject to all 30 clubs/entities confirming their participation by returning a signed licence agreement to FFV by 5pm Wednesday, February 19. NPL comprises: Ballarat Red Devils, Bentleigh Greens, Dandenong Thunder, Goulburn Valley Suns, Green Gully Cavaliers, Heidelberg United, Hume City, Melbourne Knights, Northcote City, Oakleigh Cannons, Pascoe Vale, Port Melbourne Sharks, South Melbourne and Werribee City. NPL 1 comprises: Avondale Heights, Bendigo Amateur Soccer…

Read More +

FFV Announce NPL Licenses

Football Federation Victoria (FFV) today announces that 30 National Premier Leagues (NPL) licences will be offered to the following clubs/entities commencing this season: Avondale Heights Ballarat Red Devils Bendigo Amateur Soccer League Bentleigh Greens Box Hill United Brunswick City Dandenong City Dandenong Thunder Eastern Lions FC Bulleen Lions Goulburn Valley Suns Green Gully Cavaliers Heidelberg United Hume City Kingston City Melbourne Knights Moreland Zebras North Geelong Warriors Northcote City Oakleigh Cannons Pascoe Vale Port Melbourne Sharks Richmond South Melbourne Springvale White Eagles St Albans Saints Sunshine George Cross Surf Coast Werribee City Whittlesea Ranges All of these clubs/entities will be…

Read More +

Advertise With Us Image

Latest Video

www.thefullcollection.com Image

Membership Login