MSFC is fortunate to have a dedicated, approachable and experienced coaching team. Each coach volunteers their time during the football season for preparation, 2 training sesssions a week and game time.
Davide Gualtieri (State 2 Silvers)
State 2 coach Davide Gualtieri recently moved to Melbourne from Italy. Originally a basketballer, he moved across to soccer and played as a sweeper and midfielder for Lesmo FC . After two years he was recruited by Casatese FC to play in the Eccellenza Lombarda League.
Davide is a committed coach who nurtures a positive and encouraging culture, and likes to see these qualities reflected in players. In 2016 Davide achieved his goal of advancement, coaching our State 3 West team to an unbeaten season resulting in promotion to State 2. Davide has a Senior Coaching Certificate 1 from the FFV.
State 3 Thunders – TBA
State 4 Lightning – TBA
Ali has played soccer for 18 years, including the last two seasons with our Silvers. She has previously filled in for juniors coaches and is on the MSFC committee – a well known face around the club! This year Ali has taken on a coaching role with one of our MiniRoos teams; her excellent football knowledge and friendly, encouraging approach make her a great asset.
Having started playing at eight years old herself, Ali loves to see girls that age and younger taking to the pitch. Her goals for the year are to help the girls learn positioning and make sure they enjoy it enough to come back next season!