Cockburn City SC

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Cockburn City
Cockburnlogo.jpg
Full name Cockburn City Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Burn
Founded 1929
Ground Dalmatinac Park
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Heidi Lazzaro
Manager Marc Anthony
League NPL Western Australia
Website Club home page

Cockburn City Soccer Club is an Australian soccer club currently playing in the National Premier Leagues Western Australia. They play their home games at Dalmatinac Park and train at Beale Park.

History[edit]

Cockburn City Soccer Club’s origin goes back to 1929 when they were known as Spearwood Rovers, in 1966 they amalgamated with Britannia to become Cockburn United. This club split in the early 1960s to become two separate clubs, Spearwood Dalmatinacs and Cockburn United. The two clubs enjoyed success in the period after, with facilities close to each other at Dalmatinac Park and Beale Park. The clubs reunited in 1998 under the negotiations of Angelko Petkovich and John Mijacika and became Cockburn City Soccer Club. The facilities at both parks are still used by the club's Junior and Senior teams.

Current season[edit]

Mike Lyons took over the coaching role at Cockburn after previous coach Tony Castiello was removed from the position with ten games remaining of the 2011 season. Coach Lyons had a lot on his plate trying to stop Cockburn being relegated, and in the end it turned out too much to ask for from the ex-Everton man, as the club was relegated and would play in the first division for the first time in 44 years. The off season came and a lot of new faces came and faces left; captain Paul Natale stood by the club through relegation as did goal keeper Dejan Aleksi, Marc Anthony, Jason Godfry and Devon Gibson. The club also gave Coach Lyons a contract extension with promotion the main goal. A preseason which would see the new lights at Dalmatinac Park get switched on for its first night game as Cockburn hosted Rockingham in a night series game, which Cockburn won 5–2. The new season started against the same opposition, but a very different score line, Rockingham completing a shock 1–0 win against the newly demoted team; an early season jibe was the answer to the loss and the boys would then need to get their heads ready for the first home game of the season. A promotion pushing Wanneroo, at the end of the 90 minuets the score was 2–0 Wanneroo, Cockburn had lost two on the trot and things seemed to have been falling apart. The next game went to plan with a win against Canning; the burn then went on an impressive run of 7 in a row, having them within touching distance of that top spot, a slight hick up with a 3-2 loss at Shamrock didn't knock the boys off there stride, two wins a draw and a loss to Wanneroo had the boys in blue hanging on for dear life for the top spot. Following discussions and the resignation of Coach Lyons, ex-coach Scott Miller was appointed first team coach for the remainder of the season.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Struan Herd
3 Australia MF Shazalee Ramlee
4 Scotland DF Euen Grant
5 DF Alan Carroll
6 Australia FW Ryan Haslett
7 Australia MF Jesse Fuller
8 Australia MF David Araya
9 MF Eamon McNelis (captain)
10 England FW Matty Barlow
No. Position Player
11 Australia MF Devon Gibson
12 Australia MF Feisal Zaw
13 MF Blake Adams
14 Republic of Ireland MF Conor Kavanagh
16 Australia MF Julian Teles
17 MF Ross Diamond
18 FW Liam Murray
19 Kim Mengbon
23 Australia GK Dejan Aleksic

Current coaching and backroom staff[edit]

  • Scotland Marc Anthony - First Team Coach
  • Michael Petkovic - First Team Assistant Coach
  • Lou Natale - Team Manager
  • John Thorburn - Equipment manager
  • Jezz Jones - Physio
  • Joe Pereira - Reserves Coach
  • Greg Kasma - Reserves Assistant Coach
  • Christopher Adams - U18s Coach
  • Anthony Pereira - U18s Assistant Coach

Notable past players[edit]

League Positions[edit]

(Spearwood/Fremantle Dalmatinac)[edit]

  • 1963: 6th - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1964: 1st - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1965: 6th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1966: 4th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1967: 6th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1968: 10th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1969: 5th - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1970: 2nd - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1971: 6th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1972: 8th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1973: 4th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1974: 1st - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1975: 5th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1976: 4th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1977: 3rd - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1978: 2nd - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1979: 1st - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1980: 2nd - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1981: 5th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1982: 1st - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1983: 2nd - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1984: 2nd - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1985: 2nd - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1986: 1st - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1987: 5th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1988: 8th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1989: 8th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1990: 6th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1991: 8th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1992: 3rd - Semi-Pro Premier League (PSL)
  • 1993: 6th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1994: 8th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1995: 3rd - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1996: 4th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1997: 6th - Semi-Pro Premier League

(Cockburn United/Spearwood Rovers)[edit]

  • 1962: 3rd - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1963: 1st - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1964: 9th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1965: 2nd - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1966: 8th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1967: 10th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1968: 5th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1969: 2nd - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1970: 9th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1971: 3rd - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1972: 6th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1973: 8th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1974: 10th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1975: 6th - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1976: 3rd - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1977: 2nd - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1978: 3rd - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1979: 9th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1980: 8th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1981: 4th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1982: 6th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1983: 4th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1984: 3rd - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1985: 3rd - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1986: 2nd - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1987: 10th - Semi-Pro Premier League
  • 1988: 12th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1989: 8th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1990: 16th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1991: 4th - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1992: 6th - Semi-Pro Second Division (PSL)
  • 1993: 3rd - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1994: 1st - Semi-Pro Second Division
  • 1995: 8th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1996: 12th - Semi-Pro First Division
  • 1997: 4th - Semi-Pro First Division

(Cockburn City)[edit]

  • 1998: 6th - Premier League
  • 1999: 11th - Premier League
  • 2000: 8th - Premier League
  • 2001: 4th - Premier League
  • 2002: 8th - Premier League
  • 2003: 2nd - Premier League
  • 2004: 2nd - Premier League
  • 2005: 6th - Premier League
  • 2006: 3rd - Premier League
  • 2007: 4th - Premier Division
  • 2008: 8th - Premier Division
  • 2009: 11th - Premier Division
  • 2010: 10th - Premier Division
  • 2011: 12th - Premier Division (demoted)
  • 2012: 1st - State League Division 1 (promoted)
  • 2013: 11th - Premier Division
  • 2014: in progress - National Premier Leagues WA

Ref:[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kreider, R.N. (2012) Paddocks to Pitches. The Definitive History of Western Australian Football. Published by SportsWest Media
  2. ^ http://www.foxsportspulse.com/comp_info.cgi?c=1-8273-0-201262-0&pool=1001&a=LADDER

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