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Coaching Vacancy SL1 Men Head Coach

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Coaching Vacancy - SL1 Women Head Coach

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Casey Comets is seeking a Senior SL1 Women's coach for the 2020 season.
The role will appeal to a coach that can oversee our Senior Women's football while working with our TD to build a clear pathway from our junior girls program.
Applicants will require an FFA/AFC B Licence or equivalent.
Please forward your resume detailing qualifications and experience with a brief cover letter to admin@caseycomets.com.au 


Casey Comets Academy - Spring Program

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Exciting News!

Casey Comets is now running an Academy program during the Spring & Summer terms. The program is run by our Youth Development coach, Jamie Paterson and our Technical Director, Del Donnelly and they will be joined by Melbourne Victory coaches Tommy & Argyle. 

The program will run for 10 weeks in age & skill appropriate sessions. The cost is $200 and will include a free training kit (shorts, socks, shirt & training ball).

The program begins 12th October
5 - 7 years: (2012-2014) 9am - 10am
8 - 9 years: (2010-2011) 10.15 - 11.15am
10 - 12 years: (2007-2009) 11.30am - 12.30pm
13 - 16 years: (2003-2006) 12.45am - 1.45pm
 
The program is available to;
Current Comets players
Players wishing to join the Club in 2020
Players wanting to develop skills between seasons
Players new to football

2019 Junior Presentation Day

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All Abilities "Come & Try" Day

In conjunction with Casey Stadium we are looking at running programs and potentially entering teams to Football Victoria's All Abilities Leagues. 
The first event will be a "Come & Try" day at Casey Stadium on Sat 24th August 10am.
To register your interest please follow the link https://www.facebook.com/events/645224345990359/ 
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Soccer Mums

We are running a FREE 4 week program introducing the Soccer Mums program to Casey Comets.
You don't nee any experience just be willing to join in, meet some friends and have a blast!

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Senior Weekend Review - May 18/19

State League 1 Men’s vs Mazenod Victory

After a few challenging weeks, the men’s team was looking to turn around its misfortunes and put in a good performance. With Mazenod sitting bottom of the table and Casey in a slump it was set up to be a battle, and that’s exactly what it was. After a back and forth first half with no team really grasping control of the match, it was after a defensive error that led to a clearance ricocheting off a Casey defender and into the back of the net. Not long after, Mazenod doubled their lead after a sloppy give away in possession and they were quick to pounce and finish well. Casey had one final chance in the first half when Dejan Radojicic hit the post from a free kick from just outside the box.

A response was needed in the second half from Casey, however Mazenod struck a hammer blow from a free kick in the first 5 minutes of the second half to increase the lead to 3-0. The Casey team dug deep and turn the tables, piling pressure on Mazenod and creating problems in the final third. Casey pulled one back after Rogan McGeorge delivered a corner that was met powerfully by the head of Erik Panzer, 3-1. Casey continued the pressure and forced mistakes out of Mazenod and from another set piece the ball bounced out to Radojicic to strike on goal only to be blocked and fall at the feet of Deaken Napier to poke home, 3-2. Not long after, some good play and a deflective strike from Bonel Obradovic brought the sides equal at 3-3. Both teams had their chances in the final 15 minutes of game, however no team could find a winner and the points were shared.

The reserve side were less than convincing in their match after a great run of form, they had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Mazenod Reserves. The goal was scored by Stefan Karac.

 

State League 1 Women’s vs Brighton SC

On Sunday, the senior women welcomed Brighton SC to Comets stadium as the women looked to cement their spot at the top of the ladder. Comets were missing winger Nadine Jambo through injury but welcomed back midfielder Bron Maidment who sat out the win at South Yarra after a hamstring niggle. Courtney Aughtie was a late withdrawal from the starting line-up and on the bench after illness but a strong squad should have been enough to see off a Brighton team sitting at the bottom of the ladder.  The game kicked off and it was very apparent that Brighton were turning up to stifle and stop Comets scoring. With 6 players behind the ball at all times with the Brighton coach screaming at his players to stay back.  The first 20 minutes of the game was dull with only a handful of chances being created with Brighton’s intent on killing the game working a treat. A change of tactics for Comets, switching from four at the back to a three paid dividends with Courtney Aughtie entering the fray to step up the tempo in midfield. The result was Comets causing an array of problems for Brighton with wave after wave of attacks. The pressure finally came too much with a great strike from the left hand side into the top corner from Jenna Chandler. Chandler doubled the score soon after and Comets should have scored at least 2 or three more before a defensive lapse saw Brighton score a well taken goal from a rare adventure into the Comets half.  2-1 at halftime. The second half became a scrappy game with Brighton hitting it long at every opportunity and Comets struggling to regain the early composure. More opportunities came and went but the tempo had left the game and the ball spent more time in the air than on the floor. In the last quarter of the game, again against the run of play, a defensive mix up between the back line and keeper saw Brighton score an unlikely second and take the game to 2-2. Comets finally came to life in the final 10 minutes and started to sustain the pressure seen earlier in the first half. Chandler and Rachel Stirton were causing problems for the Brighton defense and both unlucky not to score. A foul on Stirton as she drove into the box saw comets awarded a late penalty. Courtney Aughtie, stepped up confidently for the kick, giving the keeper no chance and sealed the three points for Comets. A below par performance from the team, who made life difficult for themselves but they kept going and got the points to remain at the top of the ladder.  Next up is away at Berwick on Friday night where the girls will need an improved performance to keep up their winning ways. 

 

After a tough game last week, the women’s reserve side bounced back and came away with a 2-2 draw. Both goals scored by Kristie Farmer.

Senior Weekend Review May 11/12

State League 1 Men’s vs Nunawading City FC

 

On Saturday, the senior men faced a good Nunawading team with a mix of youth and also A-League experience. This didn’t deter the team as they went ahead after only 8 minutes through Bonel Obradovic. The game went back and forth and while Casey was creating opportunities, Nunawading still looked dangerous. Midway through the first half, Nunawading won a penalty and calmly converted. In the second half, the game became more open with more counter attacking chances. Nunawading made Casey pay for not converting their chances and won another penalty midway through the second half, which was once again converted. Casey kept fighting and a mazy run from Vojo Milojevic won Casey a freekick right on the edge of the box. The free kick was taken by Dejan Radojicic and took a big deflection off Milojevic and found its way into the back of the net. Casey pushed for victory in the final minutes, hitting the upright and then forcing Nunawading goalkeeper, Michael Theo into a great save. However the game wasn’t over yet and Nunawading got one more chance in the 94th minute and finished well. A gut wrenching way to end an exciting game where Casey had the better of the chances. The 3-2 loss leaves Casey in 9th place.

 

In the reserves game, a good run of form continues with a solid 1-0 win. A late first half goal off the head of Ryan Holland secured all 3 points and moves the reserves up into 3rd in the league.

 

State League 1 Women’s vs South Yarra SC

 

On Sunday, the senior women came up against an experienced and well-organized South Yarra team. South Yarra playing in State League 1 SE for the first time, having been a dominant force in the NW division in previous years, played to the strength of their small pitch. South Yarra went ahead in the game, however the Comets came back and won 3-1 through strong a strong performance in midfield from Courtney Augthie and the swift combination in attack between Jenna Chandler and Rachel Stirton. It was Stirton who scored all three goals for the Comets, two that were created by Chandler and the other being a penalty. If it wasn’t for some good keeping from the South Yarra keeper, or the bounce of the ball going the right way, it could have been much more. Recent strong performances have seen Casey climb the table to now be sitting at the top of the ladder after 4 games. The women return home next Sunday to play Brighton.

 

For the Reserve team, it was a tough day at the office in a very one-sided affair, losing 11-0. The loss sees them sitting 7th in the league.

Senior Weekend Review April 27/28th

 State League 1 Men’s Vs. Malvern City FC

 

The first team was back in action since their historic victory over GV Suns in the FFA cup as they looked to carry over their positive performance against the NPL2 side into their State League 1 Round 5 match. The match didn’t start as planned after a splitting ball through the Comets back line was gathered by a Malvern City player who calmly tucked the ball under Comets keeper, Faraz Zenoozi. No team was able to take a grip of the game and control the ball in the middle of the park. It took great vision from Andrew Stubley to find Dejan Radojicic in behind the Malvern defense and Radojicic made no mistake lobbing the ball over the Malvern keeper. However a lapse in concentration merely minutes after bringing the game even, Casey fell behind again from a freekick from the edge of the box. In the second half, Casey came out and took ahold of the game, controlling possession and moving Malvern from side to side. However, Casey found difficulty in breaking the final line of defense to get clear-cut chances. The Malvern keeper kept them in the game making a couple fantastic saves. The second half pressure finally paid off deep into stoppage time as Deaken Napier was on hand to poke home a lose ball after Malvern failed to clear a set piece.

The points were shared with the 2-2 draw. Casey now sit in 5th place

 

The reserve team had a tough 3-1 loss to an experienced Malvern City reserves side.

  

State League 1 Womens Vs. Boroondara Eagles FC


The Women’s first team put in a great performance on Sunday afternoon. A solid effort from every member led to a 3-0 victory over Boroondara Eagles. The defeat was the first for Boroondara in league competition where they had been undefeated for the previous 23 games, dating back to July 2017. Boroondara, much changed from previous seasons rarely threatened Casey and anything close to being dangerous was dealt with by Casey’s defensive line. This defense allowed Casey’s midfield to control the game and create opportunities for the ever threatening forwards.

Goals were scored by Jenna Chandler, Courtney Aughtie and Skylar Munyard.

A great performance from the team, as they sit 2nd on the league table.

 

The reserve team went down in a close affair, 3-2.

 

 

SHOOTING STARS REGISTRATION - TERM 2

PARENTS: Our Shooting Stars program returns THIS SUNDAY. This is a great program for 4-5.5yr olds to begin their introduction to football and skill discovery phase.
The program will be held every Sunday from 9-10am this term, beginning April 28th.
Please spread the message and help continue to introduce football to the next generation and grow the game in our region!

For further info and to register: click HERE

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SENIOR CUP REVIEW - APRIL 18th


MEN'S FFA CUP vs. Goulburn Valley Suns 

A calm night greeted Goulburn Valley Suns as they made the trip to Comets Stadium on Thursday evening. It wasn’t long into the game before the NPL2 side took the lead. Midway through the half, against the run of play GV Suns were awarded a penalty and finished it tidily. The second half started with a bang after just a minute and a half when Dejan Radojicic scored for the home side, and 5 minutes later he was in again for a double to bring the scores level. The Comets were not done yet, and in the 56th minute Deaken Napier tucked one away for the home side to take the lead. For the remainder of the second half the game became more open and the Comets let a little control slip, however remained resolute thanks to some fine saves from goal keeper, Michael Sivulja. In the 2nd minute of added time, GV Suns made the most of the numerous set piece opportunities they had in the second half and buried a free header to take the game to Extra Time. Throughout Extra Time, GV Suns looked more threatening but could not convert their chances as the Comets defense held strong backed up by Sivulja in net. Into penalties it went and after the Suns took an early lead, a big miss and a great save by Sivulja gave the Comets the chance for victory, which Brendan Richardson dispatched into the roof of the net and the celebrations began.

It was a great night for the team, club and fans who stayed through the whole match. History was made for the club as this is the furthest we have progressed in the FFA Cup. We await the draw for the next round.

For images from the match, click the links: 

The Man in the Stands and FS Photography

 

WOMEN'S NIKE CUP vs Altona Magic 

In the Womens Nike Cup match, they dominated Altona Magic and came away with a very convincing 5-0 victory to progress them into the next round!

SENIOR WEEKEND REVIEW - APRIL 13/14th

State League 1 Men’s Vs. Eltham Redbacks FC

 

It was a tight contest between the two sides with not much between the two teams. Opportunities were few and far between for both in the first half, entering half time at 0-0. As the second half went on, the game opened up a little bit. A whipped in cross by Eltham took a tough deflection off Casey’s Darcy Pawlik for the decisive goal. Casey went in search of a late equalizer forcing a couple of fantastic saves from the Eltham keeper. The game finished 1-0.

The loss leaves Casey sitting 5th with two wins and two losses after four rounds.

 

In the Men’s reserve game, Casey had a convincing 5-2 victory over Eltham’s Reserves. They made hard work of it, going behind twice in the first half before pulling away in the second half with 3 un-answered goals. Casey now sits 4th after four rounds.


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State League 1 Womens Vs. North Caulfield FC

 

The Senior Women's side had a tough encounter with North Caulfield. A below par performance from their standards saw them lose 4-3, leaving the team sitting in 5th after two rounds. 

 

The Women’s Reserves side came away victorious after coming from behind twice in a high scoring game. After starting slowly and finding themselves 2-0 down, they clawed themselves back to 2-2 before going behind again 3-2. A big second half effort saw them come away with victory 5-3. This boosts them up the table to 7th place

YOUTH PLAYER VACANCIES

If you are a youth football player still looking for a club to play for, see potential opportunity below to play for Casey Comets this season! 

Positions available in the following age groups: 

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U14 Boys - experienced and new to the game (b 2005)
U14A Girls - experienced (b 2005/2006)
U16A Boys - experienced (b2003)
U20A - experienced players (b 2002,2001,2000)


Enquiries: admin@caseycomets.com.au


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