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Junior Trials 2019

Richmond SC is inviting all current and prospective players to register for the 2019 Trials which will be held in October.

in 2019 we will have teams in every age group including mini Roos and a female football program.

To register your interest, please fill out the expression of interest.

bit.ly/RSC2019 

We go again!

Oscar Farto is a man on a mission. After taking over the reigns at Richmond SC mid season, Farto is determined that we go one better next year.

“The opportunity to work at a club such is Richmond is one I take very seriously and promotion is our only goal” said the experienced Spaniard.

“We just missed out on promotion in 2018, but in 2019 we go again and winning the league is the only option”

Coach Sam Poutakidis on 2018 Season

Journalist Stefan Tsamis sits down and speaks with newly appointed Richmond SC 1953 Coach Sam Poutakidis about the upcoming State League 1 season, his ambitions at Richmond and what football philosophy he will be looking to implement in his side.
ST: What are you hoping to achieve as Richmond SC head coach?
SP: Whatever I undertake in life, I aim for success. It’s the same with Coaching and with the new challenge of Head Coach of Richmond SC. The club has a rich and powerful history in Victorian Football and I aim to be a part of returning the club to it’s lofty heights.
ST: Have you already identified which players you want to keep from the remaining squad and have you already spoken with the club on the new faces that you want to bring to your side for next season?
SP: I have been working very closely and have put in countless hours with the Head of Football to identify the players required that will help us win a championship in 2018. We have reviewed the list of existing players, the players that expressed interest to play for Richmond SC, and the players that have been referred to us, and ran our first trial session last week. From that we will review the video footage of the trial and invite the required players to pre-season training in January.
ST: Chris May an experienced NPL Victoria Goalkeeper is your first signing of the transfer window, what do you believe Chris will bring to your side?
SP: Chris will bring a high level of assurance and confidence to the playing group. His vast experience and high level of ability will ensure we have a solid foundation to build our playing style on. All good structures are built with a strong base and that is never more evident than with a football team, so the Club and I cannot be happier to have secured the services of such an impressive Goalkeeper.
ST: Which other teams in State League 1 do you believe will be very tough to get results against next season?
SP: I feel Beaumaris SC is currently best placed to win the title as they have retained most of their 2017 State League 2 promotion squad, which is crucial as the players have now have had 12 months of playing in a successful system under impressive Head Coach Marcus Stergiopoulos. In addition, they have added some impressive signings which will add quality to an already powerful squad.
ST: Is the ambition at Richmond to gain automatic promotion to NPL 2 come 2019?
SP: The main reason I accepted the role is because the new committee is extremely ambitious and have a vision to return the club to the NPL in 2 years. So the clear goal is to achieve back to back promotions which suits my ambitions as I am someone who wants to win a title with each team I Coach.
ST: What kind of football philosophy are you hoping to implement at Richmond SC?
SP: Like all Coaches, I have my philosophy which I will implement at Richmond SC. It has been successful in the past and I am confident it will lead us to success in 2018 and beyond.
ST: As a coach, some of the most important things for coaches to drive in their team is structure and organization, do you believe these two things could be vital for Richmond if they are to be successful?
SP: There are many elements and functions in a football club that need to work well in order to achieve success. Having a well organised and structured team is just 2 of them, and my teams are always strong in these areas.
ST: Greatest achievement as a coach?
SP: I have been very lucky to have achieved a high level of success in my Coaching Career to date. Winning the inaugural NPLV U20’s Championship in 2014 with Oakleigh Cannons FC and gaining promotion with Beaumaris SC to State League 1 in 2017 on a modest budget have been the greatest so far.
ST: Being a former player and now a coach, can you explain what are the major differences from playing and now coaching?
SP: They are worlds apart and this fact cannot be underestimated in my opinion. There are many differences but ultimately the Coach is responsible for the culture, discipline and results for the team.
ST: Give us your reason to why you decided to become a coach after your playing days and what was your biggest motivation throughout that process?
SP: During my playing days, I was always interested in the tactical side of the game and had my view on how teams should play and what style of football would lead to success. While I was still playing, I volunteered as a Specialist Coach for Ashburton Women’s SC in the WVPL because I enjoyed the seeing the development and subsequent success the players realised. I gained great satisfaction from this which is what motivated me to go into Coaching post my playing career.

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SENIOR COACH ANNOUNCEMENT

The Committee of Richmond SC 1953 are excited to announce the appointment of Sam Poutakidis as new Senior Head Coach for the 2018‎ season.

An FFA/AFC ‘B’ License holder, Poutakidis has established a successful coaching career to date.

Having won the inaugural National Premier Leagues Victoria Youth U20’s Championship with Oakleigh Cannons FC, his success was rewarded by being promoted to Senior Assistant Coach by Oakleigh Head Coach and former A-League Head Coach Miron Bleiberg.

In 2016, Poutakidis embarked on a Coaching Education year based in London where he attended numerous professional matches across Europe, spent one month at the Fulham FC Academy and spent one week at Dundee FC under the Management of former Scotland International and Celtic FC star Paul Hartley.

In 2017, Poutakidis formed a formidable Coaching partnership with close friend Marcus Stergiopoulos and lead Beaumaris SC to promotion and State League One Football for the first time in their history.

Poutakidis is quoted saying: “I’m very excited to embarked on this latest challenge and am ecstatic to have secured a role at a club where our philosophy, ambitions and goals are synced”.

Richmond SC 1953 would like to welcome Sam and wish him all the best for the 2018 season.

Announcement | A Message from the President

Dear RSC Family

After numerous phone calls and emails over the last six weeks, we have finally heard from the FFV. They have confirmed that, in accordance with the FFV Promotion & Relegation Policy, RSC Senior and Junior teams will be relegated at the end of the 2017 season. This means the Seniors will be in State League 1 and the Junior teams will compete in Community A football.

Negotiations with interested parties will not only see us avoid liquidation but would see RSC as a promotion force in 2018, reinstating our NPL status for the 2019 season.

Information regarding team selections for 2018 will be provided to you all shortly.

Best Regards
Dave Foster
RSC President

Extraordinary General Meeting – Change of date

Dear RSC Family

In recent days, the Committee has received an offer of significant sponsorship from a credible party. The offer would see RSC become a strong promotion force in State League 1 in 2018, and not only maintain, but also expand our junior development focus.

We met with the sponsor’s representatives tonight, and are seeking advice and reviewing the proposal over the coming days.

As a result of this development, and in accordance with the Committee’s responsibilities, the Extraordinary General Meeting has been changed to:

Thursday 12 October 2017 at 6:30pm
Kevin Bartlett Clubrooms

We expect to communicate a positive outcome early next week, and the plans for 2018 soon thereafter.

Regards,
Dave Foster
RSC President

Important Message to the RSC Family

Dear RSC Family

The Committee of Richmond Soccer Club is happy to announce that they have accepted a significant sponsorship offer from Electricity Wizard.

This sponsorship package sees Richmond Soccer Club meet FFV requirements, ensure financial security and avoid liquidation. Therefore, the Extraordinary General Meeting scheduled for this Thursday evening has been cancelled.

The current Committee has made the decision to step down and have appointed a new, fresh Interim Committee to lead the Club into the next season. The new RSC Interim Committee members are:

President: Daniel Cobb (CEO, Electricity Wizard)
Vice-President: Matthew McNamara
Treasurer: Lenny Schmidt
Secretary: Madeleine Marson

The Interim Committee will lead the Club to the AGM in December.

Daniel Cobb – “We would like to acknowledge and thank the outgoing Committee for all their hard work, dedication and commitment to the Club, and embrace the exciting new future of Richmond Soccer Club”.

The new Committee is already hard at work preparing and planning for a prosperous 2018, that will see Richmond as a promotion force on the way to reinstating our NPL status in 2019.

Details regarding an Information Night and 2018 Team Selections will be announced within the next week.

All Richmond players and families should rest assured that Richmond Soccer Club is fully committed and focused on providing professional Junior, Men’s and Women’s programs in 2018 and beyond.

NOTICE OF THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Richmond Soccer Club Inc (“the Club”) Reg No: A0004348C to be held on the 14th December 2017 at 7PM at Kevin Bartlett Reserve, FR Smith Drive, Burnley.

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be:

1. Welcome and approval of register of meeting attendees eligible to vote.

2. To confirm the Minutes from the previous year’s Annual General Meeting.

3. To receive the Committee reports upon the transactions of the Club during the preceding financial year.

4. To receive from the Committee the financial statement submitted by the Club to members in accordance with section 100(1) of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic).

5. To receive the Auditors Report and Audited Accounts on the financial affairs of the Club for the last financial year.

6. To elect officers of the Club and the ordinary members of the committee.

President – (Daniel Cobb)

Vice-President – (Matthew McNamara)

Treasurer – (Lenny Schmidt)

Secretary – (Madeleine Marson)

Nomination Forms can be obtained from the Secretary of the Club and the said nominations shall be delivered or emailed to the Secretary of the Club at least five (5) days before the Annual General Meeting.

7. To consider any other business.

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the AGM, so please plan to stay a short while after the meeting finishes.

By Authority of the Committee, 21st November, 2017.

All inquiries are to be directed to the Club Secretary Madeleine Marson by email at admin@richmondsc.com.au

Download Form Here: 2017 Nomination Form

Important Message to the RSC Family

Dear RSC Family The Committee of Richmond Soccer Club is happy to announce that they have accepted a significant sponsorship offer from Electricity Wizard. This sponsorship package sees Richmond Soccer Club meet FFV requirements, ensure financial security and avoid liquidation. Therefore, the Extraordinary General Meeting scheduled for this Thursday evening has been cancelled. The current Committee has made the decision to step down and have appointed a new, fresh Interim Committee to lead the Club into the next season. The new RSC Interim Committee members are: President: Daniel Cobb (CEO, Electricity Wizard) Vice-President: Matthew McNamara Treasurer: Lenny Schmidt Secretary: Madeleine Marson The Interim Committee will lead the Club to the AGM in December. Daniel Cobb – "We would like to acknowledge and thank the outgoing Committee for all their hard work, dedication and commitment to the Club, and embrace the exciting new future of Richmond Soccer Club". The new Committee is already hard at work preparing and planning for a prosperous 2018, that will see Richmond as a promotion force on the way to reinstating our NPL status in 2019. Details regarding an Information Night and 2018 Team Selections will be announced within the next week. All Richmond players and families should rest assured that Richmond Soccer Club is fully committed and focused on providing professional Junior, Men’s and Women’s programs in 2018 and beyond.

Extraordinary General Meeting – Change of date

Dear RSC Family In recent days, the Committee has received an offer of significant sponsorship from a credible party. The offer would see RSC become a strong promotion force in State League 1 in 2018, and not only maintain, but also expand our junior development focus. We met with the sponsor’s representatives tonight, and are seeking advice and reviewing the proposal over the coming days. As a result of this development, and in accordance with the Committee’s responsibilities, the Extraordinary General Meeting has been changed to: Thursday 12 October 2017 at 6:30pm Kevin Bartlett Clubrooms We expect to communicate a positive outcome early next week, and the plans for 2018 soon thereafter. Regards, Dave Foster RSC President