FFV NTC

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FFV NTC
Full name Football Federation Victoria National Training Centre
Founded 2010
Ground State Football Centre, Darebin
Manager Boris Seroshtan
League PS4 NPL U16 West

The Football Federation Victoria National Training Centre is run by Football Federation Australia and Football Federation Victoria, in Melbourne, for Victorian youth players. Up to 2010 this program was run by the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Program[edit]

The men's program aims to prepare players for selection in the Australia U17 squad and FFA Centre of Excellence program. Between 20 and 25 scholarships are awarded each year to athletes who are 13–17 years old that show the potential to represent Australia at U-17 level.

The team competes regularly in the National Premier Leagues Victoria Under 18 East division,[1] which acts as preparation for the FFA National Institute Challenge in December of each year.

Recent History[edit]

The NTC squad, led by coach Boris Seroshtan won its first National Institute Challenge in December 2013 without losing a single game, finishing six points clear of Football New South Wales NTC.

Several players of that squad have since graduated the program to sign for different clubs including Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City FC. One of the star performers, Jake Brimmer has since gone on to sign for English football giants Liverpool F.C., as well as making nine appearances for the Australian Under-17s squad.

Despite losing the core of its squad for the 2014 edition of the National Institute Challenge, the Victoria NTC defied the odds to win a second consecutive title,[2] losing only once on its way to beating Queensland Academy of Sport by two points.

Players[edit]

2015 Squad[edit]

As of January 27, 2015[3]

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

No. Position Player
Abdullahi Ahmed
Aaron Anderson
Jesse Bartlett
Jamie Bregante
Otto Cvetkovic
Nicholas Georgiou
Thomas Hidic
Joshua Kelic
Sebastian Kis
David Musafiri
Lucas Portelli
Nicholas Sette
Dionis Shabani
No. Position Player
Andrew Visciglio
Kosta Apostolopoulos
Anthony Lesiotis
Nicholas Vassiliou
James Hardy
Luke Dais
Noah Farfalla
Connor Metcalfe
Sebatian Lumumba
Michael Radziminski
Nathan Prince
Gabriel Beck-Godoy
Liam Ward

2014 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
Peter Bervanakis
GK Rory Brian
Benjamin Carrigan
Joshua Cavallo
Lucas Derrick
Denis Genreau
Callum Goulding
Steven Lechowicz
Peter Marziano
No. Position Player
Cameron McGilp
Connor Metcalfe
Sebastian Pasquali
Samet Salis
GK Aydin Sayan
Gerrie Sylaidos

2013 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
Miles Baker
Jak Banks
Jake Brimmer
Benjamin Carrigan
Lucas Derrick
Marcus Dimanche
Felix Dimitrakis
Jackson Drummond
Daniel Duzel
Jake Francis
Hugh Gibson
Callum Goulding
No. Position Player
Jonathon Hantsikonstantis
MF Andrija Kecojevic
GK Jasko Keranovic
Cameron McGilp
Jovan Oghanna
GK Brandon Osipov
Peter Paganis
Dion Paola
Samet Salis
Archie Sweeney
Jonathan Vakirtzis
Luke Ward

2009 Scholarship Holders[edit]

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

No. Position Player
DF Nicholas Ansell
MF Jake Barker-Daish
FW Evan Batsis
MF Kobbie Boahene
GK Alastair Bray
FW Geoffrey Srahah
MF Christopher Cristaldo
MF Hernan Espindola
DF Curran Singh Ferns
FW Christian Geogopoulos
FW Kamal Ibrahim
No. Position Player
DF Erol Korkmaz
FW Jamie Maclaren
MF Quinn McDonald
DF Andrew Mullett
FW Luke O'Dea
FW Brodie Paterson
MF John Reale
MF Zoran Surdoski
GK Nicholas Hoefken-Thomas
MF Ali Turgut
DF Bobby Vidanoski

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Australia Boris Seroshtan
Assistant Coach Australia Michael McBride
Goalkeeping Coach Australia Jeff Olver

Source:[citation needed]

Notable Former Players[edit]

Name Club Position Years Current Status
Maclaren, JamieJamie Maclaren Australia Brisbane Roar FW 2009-2010 Playing
Good, CurtisCurtis Good England Newcastle United DF 2009-2010 Playing
Franjic, PetarPetar Franjic Australia Hume City DF 2007-2009 Playing
Ibrahim, KamalKamal Ibrahim Australia Bentleigh Greens MF 2007-2009 Playing
Wright, BaileyBailey Wright England Preston North End DF 2007-2008 Playing
Špiranović, MatthewMatthew Špiranović China Hangzhou Greentown DF 2004-2005 Playing
Giannou, ApostolosApostolos Giannou China Guangzhou R&F FW 2005-2006 Playing
Broxham, LeighLeigh Broxham Australia Melbourne Victory MF 2003-2006 Playing
Sarkies, KristianKristian Sarkies Australia Bulleen Lions MF 2002-2003 Playing
Leijer, AdrianAdrian Leijer South Korea Suwon FC DF 2002-2003 Playing
Dilevski, SpaseSpase Dilevski Australia Avondale DF 2000-2001 Playing
Celeski, BillyBilly Celeski Japan Ventforet Kofu MF 2000-2001 Playing
Storey, SimonSimon Storey DF 1997-2000 Retired
Sekulovski, NaumNaum Sekulovski Australia Goulburn Valley Suns MF 1999-2000 Playing
Grella, VinceVince Grella MF 1993-1996 Retired
Osman, LeventLevent Osman DF 1994-1996 Retired
Allsopp, DannyDanny Allsopp Australia Croydon City Arrows FW 1994-1995 Retired
Pondeljak, TomTom Pondeljak - MF 1992-1993 Retired

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PS4 NPL U18 East table". PS4 NPL Victoria. 
  2. ^ Trantino, Julian. "NTC Boys' success highlights strength of youth football development in Victoria". Football Federation Victoria. 
  3. ^ "NTC Boys". Football Federation Victoria. Archived from the original on 2015-03-25. 

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