Looking to take it to next level
CURTIN Soccer Club has signed a new coach and several high profile recruits in an effort to improve on their fourth-placed finish in the Football West State League last year.
New coach Kevin Burton has a wealth of experience, including winning the 2012 title with UWA-Nedlands.
Club president Campbell Ballantyne said the club, in its second year in the competition, would still play attacking, attractive football but would have more facets to the game plan.
“Kevin is one of the State’s top 10 best qualified coaches and we have seen that in his detailed training plans,” Ballantyne said.
“We will still pass and keep the ball but will add more dimensions to our style.”
The club has added experienced striker Aaron Barnett, talented goalkeeper Ranjeet Sekhon and full-back Offered Ziuchi to its list.
The trio will be strong support for last year’s star player Carlo Chiellini and club stalwarts Daniel Young and Kye Middleton.
After a successful night series, where new talent was blooded and some new ideas given a try, the team was preparing for the season opener against old rivals Olympic Kingsway in a Friday night blockbuster on April 10.
The game will kick off at 8.30pm at Edin- burgh Oval on the Curtin University grounds.
The club has appointed Ian Morris as coach of the under-18 side. Morris has years of experience in youth development and will continue the club’s efforts to develop young players and introduce them to first-team football.
Off field, the club has created a fully incorporated association with the old Vic Park Rovers junior club. After last year’s successful trial, the full merger is now complete and combined some experienced new coaching staff with some solid new player signings for 2015.
Daniel Young, Campbell Ballantyne, Kevin Burton and Kye Middleton.