Position Vacant - Technical Director Junior Boys NPL

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The Technical Director will be responsible for develop, implement and actively monitor and improve the Ashburton United Soccer Club (AUSC) Junior Boys National Premier League (JBNPL) technical program (the 'Curriculum) to ensure our coaches and players develop in a structured approach aligned to the FFA curriculum, resulting in the AUSC coaching philosophy known as the 'Ashy Way'.

The Technical Director is responsible to the Committee of Management and will provide it with regular reporting.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills and experience:
• Demonstrated record as a Technical Director (at least three to five years experience)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills across a wide range of stakeholders including councils, community groups, players, coaches, volunteers and club representatives
• Highly regarded organisation skills in managing multiple programs across multiple venues involving a range of interested and impacted groups
• Demonstrated ability to manage conflicts of player, coach and parent concerns
• Tertiary Sports Management or similar qualifications an advantage
• Strong game playing experience, including active demonstration of the FFA coaches code of conduct with fellow team members
• Extensive experience in delivering technical football development programs designed to enhance individual players and overall team competence
• Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing technical football programs including documenting structured development and training plans
• Demonstrated ability in project management in relation to the development and implementation of programs
• Well networked across the Victorian football coaching community and wider football league
• Current ‘Working with Children check
• Current drivers license



• AUSC JBNPL Technical Director – Position Description - CLICK HERE

Employer and Other Details

Ashburton United Soccer Club mission – the “Ashy Way” - is to develop and encourage participation in soccer in all community sectors to promote the passion in the game of soccer and community spirit.

The Club was founded over 40 years ago as the Ashburton Baptist Soccer Club. From those small beginnings, there are now over 800 registered players at the Ashburton United Soccer Club – men and women, girls and boys – playing soccer all year round both indoor and outdoor. Nearly 70 teams are engaged in winter outdoor soccer including 12 senior teams up to Over 55’s men and an All Abilities team. The Club has a strong history of welcoming women and girls and enabling them to play at the highest levels.

The range of programs provided by the Club include
• Outdoor soccer – girls and boys; men and women
• Futsal (indoor soccer) – summer, spring and winter season
• School holiday programs
• Tournaments
• Cores skills programs
• Goalkeeper training
• Aldi Miniroos
• Ashy in School programs – during school hours and after school hours

To apply for this role

To apply for this position, please submit your CV together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role to:

Email:   or 
Post to AUSC 269a High Street, Ashburton, Victoria 3147

Please note that due to the number of applications received by the club, we are unable to reply to every application. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday 01 September 2019.

Positions Vacant - Head Coaches Junior Boys NPL

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About the role

You will be at the forefront of the player’s football experience. Primarily responsible for player’s development in the context of a Junior Boys National Premier League (JBNPL) team environment and the AUSC Youth Development Plan (YDP). These roles require successful applicants to prepare players for pathways to the performance phase and beyond. More importantly, the role seeks to support players to gain a lifelong love of football.

The available positions are Head Coach Junior Boys National Premier League U13, U14, U15 and U16.

Full advertisement: CLICK HERE


To apply for this position, please submit your Football CV INCLUDING references together with a covering letter/email before Friday 13th September 2019.

Email AUSC - or post to AUSC 269a High Street, Ashburton, Victoria 3147.

Good luck with your application!

Ashburton scores exclusive junior NPL License

NPL graphic from FB 1In great news for junior boy’s football in Boroondara, Ashburton United Soccer Club (AUSC) has been granted one of 12 new junior National Premier League (NPL) licenses from Football Victoria.

Ashburton is the only club in Boroondara to receive a junior NPL license. The license enables Ashburton to enter NPL teams in the under 13, 14, 15 and 16 age groups as part of the top level junior competition in the state.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Ashburton has been awarded the new junior NPL license as it gives local soccer players an opportunity to play football at the elite level in their local area,” said Bob Stensholt, President of AUSC.

“The license is a tremendous endorsement of our club and the work that we have done in the football community over many years,” Bob added.

This year Ashburton is celebrating its 40 year anniversary. Formed through the Ashburton Baptist Church in 1979, the club started with just one junior team. Today, Ashburton is one of the biggest soccer clubs in the state. It has 800 members with 65 teams, including MiniRoos, junior boys and girls, senior mens and womens, veterans, an All Abilities team, a Soccer Mums program and an indoor futsal league.

“Our new junior NPL license forms part of the Ashy Way, which is our club philosophy that is designed to give as many community members as possible the chance to play football at any level, and at any age,” Bob said.

"We will still run our community teams which are the foundation of our club, however the new junior NPL license gives us the ability to meet the needs of aspiring younger players."

“The popularity and growth of football in Boroondara has been phenomenal over the years, but until now our most talented juniors have had to find clubs outside the area if they wanted to develop their game at the highest level. Now, with our new junior NPL license, we can offer an elite pathway in the local community. Hopefully we can even play our part in developing a future Socceroo!”

Ashburton will conduct player trials in coming months as it prepares to enter four junior NPL teams from under 13 to under 16 in the 2020 season. If anyone is interested in registering for the trials or would like more information about the club, then they should contact


Winter Holiday Programs 2019

We have just opened bookings for the AUSC 2019 Winter Holiday Program!

Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount and Bring a friend who hasn't been part of any AUSC programs before and you BOTH SAVE 20%! Select the GOOD FOR 2 TICKET. (You must both register on the same booking form)

5 Day Early Bird Discount! (Book Before 23 June)

Soccer Stars: Full Days: $415 or Half Days: $280: https://www.trybooking.com/BCEHD

Goalkeeper: $315: https://www.trybooking.com/BCEGX

Mix & Match (Morning GK & Afternoon Soccer Stars Session): $470: https://www.trybooking.com/BCEHC

Venue: Markham Reserve, Ashburton

Soccer Stars Program- Perfect your ball mastery skills and technique with the club's internationally experienced coaches

Program options:

5 Days: Mon 8 – Fri 12 July

3 Days: Mon 8 – Wed 10 July l or Wed 10 – Fri 12 July

2 Days: Mon 8 – Tues 9 July or Thurs 11 – Fri 12 July

Full Day: U9-U12 (9am-3pm)

Half Day: U5-U9 (9am-12:30pm)


5 Full Days: $485/ 5 Half Days: $325

3 Full Days: $295/ 3 Half Days: $200

2 Full Days: $200/ 2 Half Days: $140

Goalkeeper Program: 7-13yrs (9am-12:30pm)- To teach and enhance technique, footwork and ball distribution

Costs: 5 Days: $400/ 3 Days: $230/ 2 Days: $165

Mix & Match- The Best of Both (Morning GK Session & Afternoon Soccer Stars Session)

Costs: 5 Days: $510 / 3 Days: $315/ 2 Days: $215

Please pass on the attached flyer and info to any friends or family who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you and lots of new faces there!

AUSC WInter Holiday Program 2019

AUSC Aldi Miniroos Kick-Off Program starts Saturday 16th February at Camberwell High School

miniroos logo 1Reminder: the AUSC Aldi Miniroos Kick-Off Program starting on Saturday 16th February at Camberwell High School Prospect Hill Rd Canterbury - it is suitable for children  3 - 8 years of age - starting and more advanced, wanting to develop soccer skills.
To book  click HERE

Registrations 2019 - Now Open


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It is now time to register for 2019 winter season - preseason training/assessments for U09 - U16 will start from week of 5th February and schedule will be added shortly to website and Teamstuff.
Preseason training for all teams will commence in week of 5th March - schedule will be on website and details in Teamstuff.
To register for U07 - Seniors please click here.
To register for Aldi Kick-Off Program starting on 27/28 April, suitable for 3 - 8 year olds please click here.
This program will cater for children learning skills of game and children who want to be challenged but not wanting to train during week or start home and away matches.
For more information on all programs please refer to information sheets in the Registration section on website.
Sunday February 10th at Warner Reserve Samarinda Ave Ashburton 10am - 12pm - everyone welcome, chance to meet coaches, have a kick, try on uniform

Press Release – Ashburton United Soccer Club/Alamein Football Club

Soccer Clubs welcome Boroondara Council decision on Dorothy Laver playing fields

soccer in netAshburton-based soccer clubs, Ashburton United Soccer Club and Alamein Football Club, welcome the decision this week by Boroondara Council to establish a soccer focussed facility at Dorothy Laver Reserve West with two full sized fields and all-year round access.

The clubs acknowledge that this has been a long-sought outcome for the soccer community in Boroondara which has grown rapidly over the last few years. There are now some 3000 girls and boys, men and women playing for Boroondara soccer clubs, and around two-thirds of whom live in Boroondara. A further 1000 plus Boroondara residents play for clubs outside Boroondara and it is hoped the new facility will attract them to play for local soccer clubs.

Both clubs thanked the Boroondara Council and its officers for their leadership and endorsement of the needs of community-based football which is becoming an all-year round sport.

The clubs particularly welcomed the decision of Council to prioritise juniors, girls and women, indigenous and players with disabilities.

“Having just lost the girls football centre at Batesford Reserve in Monash, this will mean our girls and women will have a new community football home as will our planned team for players with disabilities”, said Ashburton President Bob Stensholt.

Bill Gaganis, President of Alamein Football Club said “As one of the few female-only soccer clubs in Victoria, we are delighted that there will be a new home for girls and women to play both for enjoyment as well as to achieve their best at the highest level.”

Contacts: Bill Gaganis 0425 844 979 or 9249 9608 and Bob Stensholt 0428 131 634

Are you still looking for a Junior Team this year?

AUSC 2019 trialsIt's not too late to find a spot in one of our graded teams for 2019. Click here or on the button below and fill out the form  and we can get you involved in time for pre-season. We'll invite you along to train with one of our U13-18 squads.

For more information, email our Youth Soccer Coordinator at or on 0468 458 511

Juniors register your interest click here button


Ashburton wins State 4 S/E Title

Ashy Seniors 2018So it all came down to the final day – after 20 rounds of hard fought football, Ashburton needed to grab at least a point from its final game of the season against Old Xaverians to clinch its first ever senior FFV championship. And adding extra spice to the day, Ashy’s Reserve team were also looking for their own success, needing to win their last game of the season to secure the league Runner’s Up title. In front of a packed Eastern Lions ground (courtesy of our Council handing the ground back to the cricketers), the Greens’ day got off to a flyer when the Ressies started strongly, creating a host chances and looking the more likely team to score. Cometh the hour and cometh the man – well, in this case Barney Campbell – who turned out to be Johnny on the Spot by scoring the vital opening goal. Seaton Mundy was buzzing up front, getting a steady supply of ball from the likes of Tom Robinson and Pat Lanteri, while Ruben Crawford-Rust, Steely the Salmon and skipper Andy Karvounaris held firm at the back. Despite the ascendency, it took some brilliance from Nicky Bucello in goals to deliver the Runners-Up title, when he first saved a penalty and then expertly denied a late one-on-one attack to preserve Ashy’s lead. In the end the one goal buffer was all that was needed for Ashy to secure the Reserves Runner’s Up title and ensure Coach Fernando was rewarded for his efforts to build an excellent squad of bright young talent over the past few years. With the stage now set, it was the turn of Ashy’s Seniors to do the business against an Old Xav’s team who are well regarded for their attacking football. Sure enough - and in typical Ashy style – Old Xavs got off to flyer, creating a host of chances and securing a number of free-kicks on the edge of the box that had to be scrambled away. Having withstood the initial onslaught, Ashy got back to playing nice football with the likes of Callum McCaskie and Lawrence Harding providing plenty of drive out of the middle. Indeed, a quick ball played out of defence had Ari Karanicolas skipping clear of the Old Xavs defence only to slip at the last moment and be denied a clear shot at goal. Ashy continued to press and probe for openings, yet it took until the 36th minute before Ashy found the opener. They say big game players like nothing more than a big stage to perform their magic on and this was certainly the case for Ashy’s Kurt ‘The Wolf’ Crnic, who was by now imposing himself all over the pitch before he rose majestically over a packed defence to power in a header to get Ashy’s first. Having got the opener Ashy started to relax and more opportunities eventuated, with Ari coming close to adding a second when his well hit shot from inside the box was somehow turned away by the Old Xavs keeper. 1-0 at the break. As expected, Old Xavs came out firing in the second half, however the Ashy defence was resolute, with skipper Campbell Woollacott being an absolute monster in the centre of defence. Ashy keeper Michael Savoulidis was also superb, continually coming out to claim high balls, before inevitably being taken out by an overly enthusiastic forward. Ashy by now was playing on the break, with the excellent Stevie Patterson continuing to create chances for the Ashy forwards, but still the all-important second goal wouldn’t come. As 90 minutes clicked past, the Ashy defence clamped down and nothing looked like breaching the wall. That was all to change in the last minute of extra time however, when Old Xavs were rewarded with yet another free kick on the edge of the box for a bit of extra theatre. Sure enough, the whipped in cross was nodded home, meaning champagne corks were being urgently jammed back in bottles. Despite the collective groans from the sideline, seconds after the re-start the ref blew the whistle to end a tough contest and a remarkable season for the Greens. After 21 hard fought rounds, Ashy had won the club’s first ever FFV senior title since being formed in 1979. In the end, Ashy won the league by one point, amassing 47 points over the season, with 15 wins and two draws, and a plus 30 goal difference. Sadly, Ashy farewelled two of its finest when Zocky Tudor and Aris Karincolas announced their retirements, finishing with the sweetest of victories, and no doubt big hangovers. We look forward to seeing the boys on the sidelines in the years to come. Thanks must go to the coaching staff for their tireless efforts during the year including Tony Amato, Costi Puscasu, Nick Rossios and Rob Nicovski. Recognition must also go to the likes of club stalwarts Andrew Dodds and Jim Karvounaris for their passion and commitment to the cause, as well as the Ashburton United Board who supported the senior team’s vision and title aspirations. The biggest thank you has to go to the club’s supporters who have stuck by the Greens through thick and thin, including the Masters for keeping the beers sales ticking over and of course our secret weapon, the Ashy Rat Pack. It hasn’t always been easy writing this year’s match reports, as there were some gut wrenching moments to report on, however I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Your humble scribe is now taking some leave and signing off for the year, but I’m already looking forward to reporting all the action next year when Ashy kicks off its season in Division 3 South East. For now, congratulations to everyone at Ashy for an incredible year.

Text: Paul Crisp

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