Round 1 – Nunawading City FC v Melbourne City FC

Round 1 – Nunawading City FC v Melbourne City FC

In round one of the FFV NPL2 2018 season

Nunawading City FC meets Melbourne City FC at home.

Gates open at 12 noon at Nunawading City FC home ground, Mahoneys Reserve, Mahoneys road, Forest Hill.

Kick off for U20’s match is at 1pm and First grade match is at 3pm.

Open Day for New Miniroo Players

Open Day for New Miniroo Players

Open Day for New Miniroo Players

Nunawading City FC invites you to come along and enjoy our open day training sessions on Monday 29th of January & Wednesday 31st of January 2018.

For new 7, 8 or 9 year olds, times are from 5.45pm till 6.45 pm and

for new 10 &11 year olds, times are from 6.45 pm till 7.45 pm

Venue: Ashcroft Grove, BLACKBURN SOUTH

If you enjoy the experience, you may also have the opportunity to join us in season 2018.

As an NPL club, we are limited by the FFV to offer places for a maximum of nine teams (3 x U9’s , 3x U10’s ,3x U11’s )

Expressions of interest are now open for all NEW U7/8/9/10 & U11 sub junior players to attend our OPEN DAY/S via contacting our email address contact@nunawadingcityfc.com.au and att’n Tim Dakis.

Dear new Miniroo players and families, NCFC open day session dated 21st Jan will not go ahead but has been moved to Monday the 5th of February (same times ). Apologies for any inconvenience caused, regards

Tim Dakis – Technical Director, Miniroo Programs.

2017 Summer program

2017 Summer program

Attention all aspiring players U8/9/10 & 11 year olds (boys and girls) and families!
NCFC Technical Summer program 2017 for Miniroo players aged U8/9/10 & 11’s will begin
on Monday 23rd of October 2017, 3 times a week (Mon-Wed-Friday) for 8 weeks.

Our philosophy focus is driven by TECHNICAL themed practices that are focused on EXCELLENCE of Execution with true meaning and purpose.
EMPOWERING the player with KNOWLEDGE of when and where to make the decision to execute the tools that they acquire.

All coaching staff NURTURE all individuals to focus on the highest QUALITY in their practice.
Maximum ball contact – (up to 750 -1000 touches per player every training session).

If you are keen to take part , please email your expressions of interest to:
NCFC Summer program 2017 – Miniroo Program Director – Timothy Dakis

At timothydakis@bigpond.com with your child’s full name, their date of birth, parents full name,email address and contact number.

An information pack and registration details will be emailed to you ASAP.

NOTE : Places are limited!

Nunawading City promote A-League stars

Nunawading City promote A-League stars

By Con Stamocostas

FourFourTwo January 25 2017 5:35PM

Victorian NPL 2 club Nunawading City has strengthened its senior squad with the addition of three former A-League stars ahead of the 2017 season.

Nunawading’s three new signings include Western Sydney Wanderer Jason Trifiro, ex-Melbourne City star James Brown and one-time Newcastle Jet Mitch Cooper who all played A-League last season.

Nunawading’s previous two campaigns in the NPL2 East saw them finish on the bottom of the table, winning only two games out of 52 with playing style and development the focus rather than results.

But now that NPL2 clubs face relegation to State League 1 should the team finish bottom of the table, the club has stregthened it’s squad and Cooper is hoping to inspire his new team to victory.

“There is nothing better than the feeling of knowing that you have won playing the way you want to play football,” the 22-year-old said. “I’m so hungry to play football at the moment. I want to come down and help my team win. I want to score goals at the same time.

“There is so much potential in the kids in this club they have such bright futures. Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City wanted to sign some of these kids but they are choosing to stay here. When they start winning, and playing football it’s an addictive feeling so I want to help them get that feeling back.”

After being realeased by City last season, Brown had short playing stints with Avondale and in South Africa.

He said the possibilities of undertaking a mentoring role drew him to the NPL club.

“I’m excited about playing with the squad of 2017,” said the 26-year-old. “I hope to help the younger players in the senior squad and I may even try my hand at coaching juniors. I would love to start something that would support and develop potential indigenous footballers.  This has been on my mind for quite a while and it is close to my heart. I know Nunawading City is keen to support this initiative.”

Trifiro said after consulting with one of Nunawading City coaches, Tim Dakis, he was keen to add some top-level experience to the fledgling NPL team.

“I liked what I heard about Nunawading City and their technical development and support of building upon young players,” said the 28-year-old. “I was also attracted to the opportunity to support the younger players in the team and I can definitely help players with my on-field leadership.”

While Nunawading’s new signings signify its intent to improve, the club is still focused on continuing their development program and maintaining culture.

“The philosophy will not change.” said a club spokesperson. “The new signings have the prerequisite traits to complement the Nunawading City philosophy in 2017. We are proud of providing senior opportunities for approximately 30 players aged 16 up to 20 to develop. Seventeen players have gone onto careers in other senior NPL clubs while our successful development program has also culminated in four players from 2016 squads offered positions at A-League clubs.

“Watch this space because we expect to see the continued emergence of many younger talented players into our senior ranks in 2017.”

Nunawading City star signing James Brown excited by challenge of lifting his new club up NPL2 East table

Nunawading City star signing James Brown excited by challenge of lifting his new club up NPL2 East table

JAMES Brown is confident his new club Nunawading City can shake its reputation as National Premier League easybeats and climb the NPL2 East table in 2017.

Nunawading has won just two of its 56 matches since being admitted to the NPL in 2015 and finished last season with a staggering goal difference of minus 92.

But Brown, who played 72 A-League matches during stints with Gold Coast United, Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City, said his first impressions of the club had been positive.

“When I sat down with the staff at Nunawading, some of the stuff they had to say was really impressive about the type of football they want to play,” Brown said.

“I think the culture they are building there is something I want to be a part of.”

The 26-year-old’s signing is a significant coup for Nunawading City ahead of the first season NPL2 clubs will face the threat of relegation back to State League 1.

“I want to help the young boys get to the next level,” Brown said.

“There’s plenty of talent getting around, I want to bring the experience I have built over the last few years playing and help the boys take their game to the next level.”

Brown is no stranger to the NPL and played five matches for top-flight club Avondale FC last year.

“From the signings that we have brought in so far, we have been ambitious,” he said.

“Hopefully the results will follow because from what I have seen at training there’s a few good players there and I think we should surprise a few people this season.”

Brown is not the only former A-League player who has been linked with a move to Mahoneys Reserve.

Speculation has been rife ex-Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City midfielder Jason Trifiro with also ink a deal with the club.

The 28-year-old featured in 10 games for NPL New South Wales club Blacktown Spartans last year, scoring one goal.

Nunawading has lost exciting striker Emile Damey, who moved to Manchester 62 in Gibraltar before being sent on loan to Kuwaiti club Burgan SC.