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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Nelson Eastern Suburbs are the only club outside the Victory League to be awarded a Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) licence.

The Southern Premier League club will conduct their SAP program at Edgeworth Street Oval in Warrane on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5.15pm.


It will kick-off with a free come-and-try session on Tuesday, 4 February.

Registrations should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

“Being awarded a SAP licence is great recognition of our youth policies and frameworks,” said the club’s technical director, Michelle Castle.

“The committee, volunteers and coaches have worked hard building an environment that facilitates good football and provides football opportunities for all.

“Nelson advocates coaching excellence and we take pride in our connections to and support of junior football on the Eastern Shore.

“We can’t wait to kick off the SAP program on 4 February and are looking forward to the opportunity to supporting enthusiastic young footballers in further developing their skills.

“Further enhancing and building on links that Nelson has with the Eastern Region Junior Soccer Association and clubs, and obtaining a SAP licence, has given the whole club a lift as we move into what is sure to be a challenging 2014 season.

“To quote the Abbot government, ‘Nelson are open for business’, and I don’t mean that in the same way that the current government does, so we won’t be arresting and locking up rival players and supporters as they attempt to enter North Warrane for matches, nor hiring buses to stop them in Warrane and drive them back to their home grounds, nor will we be referring to all rival club members as ‘illegals’, as much as we’d like to.”

Nelson Eastern Suburbs’ senior team training is underway with the men training at Montagu Bay Primary School and the women training at Rokeby High School.

Both squads are training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8pm. And new players are always welcome.

Both squads look stronger this season.

Most players from the 2013 SPL squad have been retained, including key players Will Stalker, Matthew Fone and past League One best-and-fairest winners Jackson Marsh and Bill Hanley.

After an injury-ridden season in 2013, Jordan Brighella will return in 2014 in good health to join his brother, Ethan, in a formidable mid-field pairing.

Youngsters Alex Cronk, Alex Fleming, Josh McInerney, Liam Pitchford and Alex Finch will all be pushing for first-team selection this year.

The women’s squad is looking a stronger outfit in 2014 with the return of sister duo Cassie and Alicia Wilson to the team after taking a break from football last year.

Alicia, in particular, is looking very sharp at training and new mum, Cassie, will be a stalwart in defence.

Forward, Charlotte Adams and utility, Jacqui Ramirez, have returned to training in top condition and will likely be players to watch in 2014.

Given the raft of promising young players in the squad, coach Pedro Ramirez is looking forward to a great season ahead.

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0 #17 Anonymous 2014-01-25 05:39
Wasn't sure if that was pitchy or neymar at nelson training today.
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-1 #16 Anonymous 2014-01-25 01:55
Pitchy for Vic tuting
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-4 #15 Anonymous 2014-01-24 13:05
Get the cocroach back to Nelson.

A very underrated coach
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+1 #14 Anonymous 2014-01-24 11:24
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Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Well done Nelson, seems Clarence wont have a ladies team as they have all left because they failed to secure a new coach to follow Ron and co pity.

Um I would check your facts mate . They do have a coach he just isnt popular with many of the girls .

Oh dear. We announced our coach last year. Having spoken personally to each of the girls who have moved on (you might note, no more than any other season for the past 5 seasons - we have always had a rotation of that many players), the coach is not the issue. They saw a better option for their personal situations and decided to give it a crack elsewhere, together. Considering the number of girls coming out of our youth programme, I think we'll manage to field a team. Thanks.

I hope it's not true but have heard that there has only been single digit numbers to training so not sure about your youth programme. By the way Summer Cup is only weeks away so good luck.
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+5 #13 Anonymous 2014-01-24 07:54
Quoting AV:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Well done Nelson, seems Clarence wont have a ladies team as they have all left because they failed to secure a new coach to follow Ron and co pity.

Um I would check your facts mate . They do have a coach he just isnt popular with many of the girls .

Oh dear. We announced our coach last year. Having spoken personally to each of the girls who have moved on (you might note, no more than any other season for the past 5 seasons - we have always had a rotation of that many players), the coach is not the issue. They saw a better option for their personal situations and decided to give it a crack elsewhere, together. Considering the number of girls coming out of our youth programme, I think we'll manage to field a team. Thanks.

Bull. The coach is the issue with many . If Ronnie or Kanna came back so would all the players . That is a fact . Good luck though for the season .
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-3 #12 Caramello Koala 2014-01-24 06:46
Thylacine in my opinion this is great for the Eastern region, no doubt their is room for 2 clubs on the Eastern Shore it will give the youngsters a choice of clubs.
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-5 #11 AV 2014-01-24 05:04
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Well done Nelson, seems Clarence wont have a ladies team as they have all left because they failed to secure a new coach to follow Ron and co pity.

Um I would check your facts mate . They do have a coach he just isnt popular with many of the girls .

Oh dear. We announced our coach last year. Having spoken personally to each of the girls who have moved on (you might note, no more than any other season for the past 5 seasons - we have always had a rotation of that many players), the coach is not the issue. They saw a better option for their personal situations and decided to give it a crack elsewhere, together. Considering the number of girls coming out of our youth programme, I think we'll manage to field a team. Thanks.
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-12 #10 Thylacine 2014-01-24 04:59
Congratulations to Nelson Eastern Suburbs FC. The Eastern Shore needs a thriving underpinning club to compliment the V League Olympia FC Warriors.
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-1 #9 Anonymous 2014-01-24 01:54
Well done. Who's coaching Nelson men's this year?
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0 #8 Anonymous 2014-01-23 23:25
excellent work Nelson. Good write up and credit have been given across the club. including you women team.
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