Introducing Sinisa Cohadzic - Senior Coach

sinisa smallSinisa is back as Senior Coach for his fourth year with Alamein FC and is hungry for silverware after finals appearances in the three previous years.

Sinisa brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Alamein Football Club (AFC). His playing career began in his home country of Serbia where he made the senior team of Radniki Nis in the first division. Later, after migrating to Australia he played for Heidelberg United in the National Soccer League. He then became a football nomad taking on professional stints in both Serbia and Poland before returning to finish his playing career in Australia with various Victorian Premier League and State League clubs.
Sinisa has various coaching qualifications with his most recent being the AFC/FFA/UEFA A licence and the FFA Conditioning Licence. He has coached a variety of junior and senior teams since 2005 with his most recent senior experiences being with Ballarat Red Devils in 2013 (SL 2 N/W), Ashburton Women’s S.C. (WPL) in 2014 and Ashburton United (WPL) in 2015. In 2016 Sinisa coached Alamein FC, one of the 8 inaugural teams in the newly formed Victorian Women's National Premier League.

Sinisa’s coaching style engenders an attacking and entertaining brand of football which is calculated to create a high number of goal scoring opportunities. It is a possession based game of “Effective Football” with high tempo short passing and good movement which aims to dominate possession and control the game. When not in control of the ball he expects the team to press hard aiming to win back possession and quickly transition into attack. This approach requires total commitment from players and to facilitate the learning experience at training Sinisa plans and prepares each training session well in advance.

In the last four  years with both Ashburton and Alamein teams the players have assimilated Sinisa’s approach.  In 2015 Ashburton United finished second on the Women’s Premier league ladder after an unbeaten stretch of 12 matches leading into the finals. In 2016 Sinisa took the newly formed Alamein SC to second place on the NPLW ladder and into the finals. In 2017 and 2018 Sinisa again coached Alamein FC into the NPLW top 4, but the team was unfortunately unsuccessful in their elimination final against Galaxy United (2017) and South Melbourne (2018).


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September 22, 2019

Introducing Kat Smith - Senior Coach

Alamein FC would like to today announce the signing of our Senior Head Coach for 2020 / 2021 Kat Smith. Kat is passionate educator on and off the field with vast experience across the football system. She is a strong believer that participation in sport at all levels is a learning tool with a potential to develop the necessary skills required to navigate life’s challenges and enhance the steps taken in search of personal and professional success. Kat has embarked on a journey of formal and informal education, and sourced professional and personal education opportunities and welcomed many discovery experiences to not only develop her own knowledge but to also share it with the football community. She is currently undergoing her Pro Licence in Canberra. Kat Smith’s football pedigree speaks for itself: She is currently an Assistant Coach / Performance analyst for Junior Matilda’s National team and Opposition Analysts for Matilda’s Team. Until recently she was the Assistant coach to Jeff Hopkins for @victorywleague in the Westfield W League. And the list goes on!! The executive board at ALAMEIN FC would like to welcome Kat Smith to the club and we look forward to her hitting the ground running and building on what our exiting Head Coach Sinisa has achieve in the last 4 years at Alamein. Welcome Kat! Read more....
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September 26, 2019

Introducing Graham Dudley - Technical Director

Alamein FC is excited to announce it’s Technical Director for 2020, Graham Dudley. With over two decades of experience in football, most of which have been committed to the female game in both England and Australia, Graham has been involved from the inception of the NPLW with previous roles as Head Coach and Technical Director at Bayside United. He has also held additional formal roles as Director of Football at larger community clubs, universities and schools within Victoria. His broad experience will add an empathetic approach and support to the club, our players and our wider members too. The board of Directors are pleased to have Graham join Alamein FC as the 2020 Technical Director. Graham’s role will be to deliver the Club’s philosophy around the wider curriculum and a holistic development of "football personality", a way for players to express themselves within the team, club and community as great people and great players. When speaking at the Clubs Presentation last night Graham had the following to say. "I am extremely happy to be joining Alamein and working to reinforce what is a great foundation created by the club’s previous Technical Director Mark Cassar and Head Coach Sinisa Cohadzic and am genuinely excited to work alongside incoming Senior Head coach Kat Smith”. Graham will play a part in offering support and guidance in line with off the field aspects of players, resources and the science of the sport as well. Graham’s first job will be to fill all coaching vacancies at the club and to commence working on the strategy for the 2020 NPLW season. Read more....
Andy Burnett
October 11, 2019

Introducing Andy Burnett - U16s Head Coach and Senior Assistant Coach 2020

Alamein FC would like to proudly announce the return of Andy Burnett for 2020. Andy recently completed his C licence and has aspirations to continue his football education in 2020 and beyond. Andy is a dedicated individual that grew as a coach under the guidance of @sikic10 in 2019 year and now will continue to grow and learn from Junior Matilda’s Coach Kat Smith. Welcome back Andy and we’re sure everyone will follow your journey again working under new Head Coach @kat7smith. Read more....
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October 11, 2019

Welcome Nader Shukri - U14s Head Coach 2020

Alamein FC would like to announce the return of Nader Shukri as the U14 Head coach for 2020 NPLW season. Nader joined Alamien have way through the 2019 season and spent time trying to develop his team of chargers. After a slow start the U14 won their last 5 games to end the season on a high. Welcome back Nader Read more....
David Risteski
October 11, 2019

Introducing David Risteski - U12 Head Coach 2020

Alamein FC would like to proudly announce the return of David Risteski for the 2020 NPLW season. David will continue his role with the U12’s but will be also joined next year with new co coach Hannah Ambor. The club Technical Director Graham Dudley has identified the importance of placing additional resources into the U12 group. David will also continue in an Assistant coaching role to support Andy Burnett with the U16 Development squad. Welcome back David and we wish you well for the 2020 season. Read more....