Community & Mini Roos Coaches

COMMUNITY – UNDER 13’s COACH

Nick Vaggio

Nick Viaggio will lead our U13’s NPL Development coach for 2021.

This will be Nick’s 3rd consecutive year with AMSC.

As an accomplished coach who operates his own academy whilst also coaching at the highly ranked Maribyrnong College Nick’s credentials are extensive.

Nick’s goal for the U13’s team next season is to make up for lost time in 2020 and continue developing individual skills while preparing the boys as a team for the jump to NPL and full pitch play.

COMMUNITY – UNDER 12’s COACH

Adam Longshaw

Adam enters his 6th season with Altona Magic being involved in both the mini-roo and Junior NPL systems.

Adam’s experience includes over 300 senior games in the SA-NPL and State Leagues, whilst also being youth and assistant senior coach at Yarraville Glory in 2006/07. In 2007/08 Adam was appointed as the Head Coach of the Arsenal Soccer Academy in Australia taking a touring party to London to compete in an international academy tournament.

Bringing extensive playing and coaching experience to this role he will no doubt get the best out of this development squad, helping to create future senior stars.

MINI ROOS – U11’s COACH

Paul Trpcevski

Paul will lead out under 11 mini roo team in 2021 and is looking to prepare this age group as they transition from mini roo to community football.

Paul is a past player of Altona Magic and now enters his 5th year as a coach at the club.

With extensive playing experience Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to our junior boys program.

Altona Magic are grateful past players like Paul are looking to help our next generation of footballers.

MINI ROOS – UNDER 10’s COACH

Ahmed Ali

Ahmed enters his second year with Altona Magic taking on our under 10’s team.

With a love of football as both an outdoor and indoor player, Ahmed naturally drifted into a coaching role several years ago.

Known as a strong communicator and a person who has great patience with younger kids, Ahmed is focussed on enhancing the skills of our young footballers over the coming years.

MINI ROOS – UNDER 9’s COACH

Steven Manceski

Altona Magic are delighted to have Steven leading our under 9’s team in 2021, following a short but interrupted 2020.

Steven is a past player at Altona Magic at both senior and junior levels and brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to this role.

Steven has spent the last 4 years focussing on developing young players both tactically and physically and enjoyed early success in 2021 winning the Lightning Cup.

Steven brings great passion and structure to his sessions and we are sure this group of players will learn a lot in 2021.

MINI ROOS – UNDER 8’s COACH

Slave Bozinovski

Altona Magic is proud to have one of its own players creating the next generation of Altona Magic SuperStars.

Slave represented Altona Magic over a 30-year period across junior and senior levels. Slave captained our senior team to premiership success during that time. Slave has extensive playing experience also representing Hume City, Geelong, Sydenham and Sunshine George Cross at senior level.

As a coach Slave has led Lalor Slaga as senior coach and now is looking to lead our Altona Magicians. AMSC is proud to have a club legend involved with our junior set-up and hopefully creating the next generation of players to come through our ranks and play at the top level.

MINI ROOS – UNDER 7’s COACH

Stefce Grujovski

Stefce played as a junior for Newcastle Macedonia SC for over 10 years before playing in the state league in NSW for Broadmeadows magic.

Stefce now enters his 5th year as coach with Altona Magic and is known as a coach who can develop and get the most out of the kids he coaches.

As someone who is as passionate about the game today as he was when he first started, this natural enthusiasm shines through and creates an atmosphere that is positive for the young magicians he leads.

MINI ROOS – UNDER 7’s COACH

David de la Luz

Altona Magic are delighted to have David on board as our grass roots coach for 2021.

David has been involved in soccer for over 30 years starting out as a player who just enjoyed kicking the ball progressing through junior and senior football.

As his playing time came to an end, and his natural love of the game was still as strong as ever, he naturally drifted into coaching.

With a love of inspiring kids and known as someone with incredible patience and communication skills we are confident our grass root players with enjoy and develop over 2021.

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