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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update 17 March 2020

coronavirusAlamein Players - Family

Please see below FFA guidelines in relation to COVID - 19

Clearly these are unprecedented times and difficult circumstances for everyone involved in football.

The club will continue to provide updates to our players and parents as information comes to hand..

We are in this together and we will get through it.



"Victorian football community,

Please see below Football Federation Australia’s latest guidance regarding football competitions across the country. In particular we draw your attention to the following paragraph:

“FFA also confirmed that grassroots football, including all levels of the National Premier Leagues and FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds, may continue to be played at this time in line with Government advice, but with additional measures implemented to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection or transmission through the football community, including recommended hygiene measures and appropriate social distancing at football matches.”

Please also see attached a link to the FFA press conference earlier today. https://bit.ly/38Rsd3n

We are awaiting an FFA circular that will provide further information and guidance for clubs and participants on how to proceed from here.

Football Victoria continues to closely monitor the situation daily and will update you all via our website and social channels as soon as any extra information comes to hand.

Please note, given the substantial volume of queries FV is currently fielding, we are unable to respond individually at this time. We again direct all of our football community to our website for the latest position.

https://ftbl.vc/33n4CGA "

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update 13 March 2020

coronavirusAlamein FC is continually monitoring the developments in regards to the Coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne and is following the advice as guided by the VIC Dept of Health and our governing body Football Victoria (FV) who have today updated their position as per below:

Following Tuesday’s announcement regarding members of the Carey Baptist Grammar School community and Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Football Victoria (FV) wishes to advise of the following update:

On Wednedsay, in collaboration with the Department of Health, we understand Carey conducted a thorough review of the potential initial exposure to its community members. The review concluded that some people were deemed to have had close contact with diagnosed staff members whilst others had casual contact with them.

Close contact is defined as someone who has been face to face for at least 15 minutes or been in the same closed space for at least two hours with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 when that person was infectious. The Department of Health has now directly contacted all individuals identified as casual contacts (including parents of students) and have actioned appropriate management with these people.

Casual contact is defined as someone who has been face to face for less than fifteen minutes or has been in the same closed space for less than two hours with someone who has tested positive for COVID–19, when that person was infectious. The School has now directly contacted all individuals identified on this list (including parents of students) and have actioned appropriate management with these people.

Please see the attached link to the DHHS website confirming the above definitions and other advice to the public:


Therefore, and on the basis of the outcomes of Carey’s review today, FV permits Carey Baptist Grammar School students and their siblings/families who had either no or casual contact with diagnosed staff members to participate in FV games, competitions, training or events effective immediately.

FV also understands that other schools have been closed this week and in this instance – and in any other instance for any organisation – the above definitions and protocols apply until further notice.

FV will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation on a daily basis and will provide updates on our website should this position change.

Alamein FC’s  priority is the well being of our players, staff, volunteers, referees and their families and we will ensure information is provided as soon it is available on possible cancellations of training, matches and other programs that we manage.

Ten ways to reduce your risk of coronavirus as per VIC DHHS:

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).
  • Shaking hands is optional!

There are several online resources that have been made available for further information

If a player or a family member has been advised to 'self/home isolate’ do not attend training and/or matches and we wish anyone who is affected a speedy and healthy recovery.

Expression of Interest Junior Coaches 2020

EOI 2020 Junior Coaches

Alamein FC has opened up and is seeking applications from experienced coaches that have got a passion for women’s football to submit their details for opportunities in 2020 / 21

All Junior coaches will report directly to the Club Technical Director.

Enquirers please email your resume to and will contact with you shortly.

Click HERE to submit your Expression of Interest.


Expression of Interest NPL Girls 2020

Alamein FC has now opened Expressions of Interests for all age groups for the 2020 Girls NPLW Victorian squads.
The club will be conducting trials for all their squads in the first week of October 2019 with final date details to be confirmed.
All Registered players will initially be considered to trial prior to trials opening to the wider football community.
We urge all players wishing to be considered to click on and complete the attached jotform below and we will be in contact shortly with further trial details.

All registrations are held in complete confidence and are not discussed outside the club.

For all enquirers please email

To register your interest click HERE



Welcome Kat Smith - Senior Head Coach

Kat Smith1Alamein FC would like to today announce the signing of our Senior Head Coach for 2020 / 2021 Kat Smith.

Kat is a passionate educator on and off the field with vast experience across the football system. She is 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, sourced professional 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:

Currently an Assistant Coach / Performance analyst for the 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.

Press Release – Alamein Football Club / Ashburton United Soccer Club

Soccer Clubs welcome Boroondara Council decision on Dorothy Laver playing fields

j0424308Ashburton-based soccer clubs, Ashburton United Soccer Club and Alamein Football Club, welcome the decision this week by Boroondara Council to establish a soccer focussed facility at Dorothy Laver Reserve West with two full sized fields and all-year round access.

The clubs acknowledge that this has been a long-sought outcome for the soccer community in Boroondara which has grown rapidly over the last few years. There are now some 3000 girls and boys, men and women playing for Boroondara soccer clubs, and around two-thirds of whom live in Boroondara. A further 1000 plus Boroondara residents play for clubs outside Boroondara and it is hoped the new facility will attract them to play for local soccer clubs.

Both clubs thanked the Boroondara Council and its officers for their leadership and endorsement of the needs of community-based football which is becoming an all-year round sport.

The clubs particularly welcomed the decision of Council to prioritise juniors, girls and women, indigenous and players with disabilities.

“Having just lost the girls football centre at Batesford Reserve in Monash, this will mean our girls and women will have a new community football home as will our planned team for players with disabilities”, said Ashburton President Bob Stensholt.

Bill Gaganis, President of Alamein Football Club said “As one of the few female-only soccer clubs in Victoria, we are delighted that there will be a new home for girls and women to play both for enjoyment as well as to achieve their best at the highest level.”

Contacts: Bill Gaganis 0425 844 979 or 9249 9608 and Bob Stensholt 0428 131 634

2019 Coaches Appointed

2019 coaching staff appointedAlamein FC is pleased to announce that coaches for all teams have been appointed. Sinisa Cohadzic (Senior Head Coach), Mark Cassar (Technical Director) and Daniel Foden (U19 Head Coach) all continue on from 2018. Joining them for the 2019 season are Andy Burnett (U16 Head Coach and Senior Assistant Coach), Eugene Van Der Westhuizen (U14 Head Coach) and David Risteski ( U12 H /Coach and U16 Assistant Coach).

For more details see our "Our Coaching Staff page"

Alamein FC signs three of the best from Galaxy United

Jess Tay Anita Komijat Akeisha Sandhu

Alamein FC has signed three of the best NPLW players for the 2019 season.

Alamein FC would like to proudly announce the signing of  Jess Tay, Aneta Komijat and Akeisha Sandhu from Galaxy United for the 2019 NPLW season.

Jess (@jess_tay10 ) is a leader and unrelenting defender who captained Galaxy United and brings a wealth of experience to our squad. Jess began her WPL with the Bulleen Lions, where she spent two full seasons with the club under Bobby McGuinness before eventually making the move to the 2015 Minor Premiers, Bulleen Lions.

Aneta comes to Alamein after two seasons with Geelong Galaxy. Anita (@aneta_hajduk) has a depth of experience with WPL clubs Altona, Cairnlea and Heidelberg before joining Galaxy in 2016. The talented winger "has the ability to beat players 1v1"  and is a great reader of the game.

Akeisha joins her fellow team mates from Galaxy United Jess and Aneta to bolster up our defensive third for next season. Having caused problems for our strikers last season we’re now hoping that she now provides a serious problem to other teams next season. Akeisha is and NTC graduate and has represented both Country New South Wales and Victoria at the National Championships.

EOI Coaching Staff

eoi coaching staff 2019

Alamein FC has opened up and is seeking applications from experienced coaches that have got a passion for women’s football to submit their details for opportunities in 2019.
All Junior coaches will be reporting directly to our Technical Director Mark Cassar.
Enquirers please email and one of our staff will contact with you shortly.

Click on the link below to submit your Expression of Interest.

register expression of interest

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