Alen Stajcic

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Alen Stajcic
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Personal information
Full name Alen Stajcic
Date of birth (1973-11-02) 2 November 1973 (age 40)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Mount Druitt Town 6 (0)
1994 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1 (0)
1997 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 12 (1)
1998 Bankstown City Lions 13 (2)
2000 Western Sydney Passion ? (?)
2000–2002 Sutherland Sharks 21 (1)
Teams managed
2002–2004 NSW Sapphires
2008–2012 Sydney FC W-League
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 August 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alen Stajcic (born 2 November 1973) is a former semi-professional football (soccer) player and now is a full-time Football coach. While a footballer he was a NSW Premier League player and Australian Youth Representative before a career-ending knee injury. Since he has turned his hand to coaching he has become Head Coach of NSWIS for Women's Soccer and Head Coach of the Australian Under 20 Women's National Team.[1] He was appointed coach for Sydney FC in the first season of the Australian W-League.[2]

Biography[edit]

Playing career[edit]

A former NSW Premier League player and Captain with Bonnyrigg, Bankstown and Sutherland, Alen represented NSW at the youth level and played for several clubs within the National Youth League and Winter Super League before a knee injury ended his playing career.

Representative Honours: Australian Schoolboy International 1992

Coaching[edit]

Alen Stajcic has been the Head Coach of the NSWIS Women's Soccer Program since 2002. He was also the Head Coach of the Women's National Soccer League side, the NSW Sapphires, which he guided to a premiership in the 2003/04 season. He started as Head Coach of HSHS in the foundation year (2003) and has gone on to win many titles and good performances. In 2006, he was the assistant coach for the Young Matilda's while they were competing at the FIFA U/20's Women's Championships in Russia. Unfortunately they bowed out in the group stage, missing the next round by 1 point to Brazil and Russia. As of 05/03/07 Stajcic became the Young Matildas Coach.

Notable Players Coached[edit]

HILLS SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL-

A-League Players

  • Matthew Lewis
  • Jesse Pinto
  • Nicholas Fitzgerald
  • Rhyan Grant
  • Hagi Gligor
  • Kearyn Baccus

Matildas

  • Sally Shipard
  • Caitlin Cooper
  • Renee Rollason
  • Teigan Allen
  • Kyah Simon
  • Lyndsay Glohe
  • Chloe Logarzo

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

  • Australian Schoolboy International (1992)

As a coach[edit]

NSW Sapphires

  • Winner of Nation Women's Soccer League (2003/04)
  • Finalists of Nation Women's Soccer League (2002/03)

Hills Sports High School

  • Winners of NSW All- Schools Cup (Open Boy's) (2008)
  • Finalist of NSW All- Schools Cup (Open Boy's) (2009)
  • Winners of NSW All- Schools Cup (Open Girl's) (2008)
  • Winners of Errea Cup (Open Boy's) (2008,2009,2011)
  • Finalist of Errea Cup (Open Boy's) (2010,2012,2013)
  • Winners of Errea Shield (Open Girl's) (2005,2006,2007,2008,2013)
  • Finalist of Errea Shield (Open Girl's) (2009,2010,2011,2012)
  • Winners of Bill Turner Cup (U/15 Boys) (2006)
  • Finalist Bill Turner Cup (U/15 Boys) (2005,2012)
  • Finalist Bill Turner Trophy (U/15 Girls) (2005,2007,2012)

Young Matilda's (As Assistant Coach)

  • Qualified for World U/20's Women Championships (2006)
    • Knocked out in Group Stage

Sydney FC Women's Team

  • Semi Finalists (2008,2011/12,2013/14)
  • Premiers (2009,2010/11)
  • Champions (2009,2012/13)
  • Finalists (2010/11)
  • 3rd Place International Women's Club Championship (2013)

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