Soccer is one of the most popular winter sports at Scotch with over 350 boys playing in 25 teams from year 7 through to year 12. The season runs from the start of term 2 through to mid-August in term 3. Scotch is a keen participant in the inter-school sporting activities organised by the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS).
Facilities include two soccer ovals – the McKendrick Oval and Melville Lower West. The adjacent off-campus ovals at Smith Reserve are also used to accommodate the large number of games played each week.
The boys train twice a week, with years 7 & 8 generally training on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4.45pm and years 9-12 generally training Mondays and Wednesdays after school. The APS Interschool Competition schedules games on Saturday mornings, and the fixture is published on the preceding Friday.
The coaching team includes both teachers and ‘Old Boys’, all of whom are accredited coaches, not to mention passionate soccer enthusiasts. In addition to the team coach, there are specialist coaches assigned to each year level from year 7 to year 10 to provide additional support and expertise to each team coach and their squad. The boys will have the opportunity to train with the specialist coaches on a rotating basis.
The APS provides results for the inter-school Firsts competition. The APS Ladder is updated each week, generally on a Wednesday. Aside from the APS competition, there are three special events in the soccer calendar, the Rose and Thistle Cup (Scotch vs Melbourne Grammar), The John Roe Shield (Scotch vs St Peters College in Adelaide) and The Pelman Cup (Scotch vs The Peninsula School).
The Rose and Thistle Cup was introduced in 2008 and is the start of a new tradition between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College. When the two Firsts soccer teams meet during the APS season, they will be playing for the Rose and Thistle Cup. The Rose and Thistle Cup (Rose - of England, MGS and Thistle - of Scotland, Scotch) represents the character of both schools and its intention is to further develop the bond between the two schools and to increase the profile of the sport in line with its increasing popularity within both communities.
The John Roe Shield is played against St Peter’s College in Adelaide. Each year the Firsts from each College meet to play for the John Roe Shield, alternating between Melbourne and Adelaide.
Scotch also plays The Peninsula School once a year at the conclusion of the APS season for The Pelman Cup. The Cup is named after a Scotch teacher, who introduced soccer as a winter sport to Scotch in the 1970s. He later moved to The Peninsula School where he also introduced the sport. The two schools have since played for The Pelman Cup. In the past decade, Scotch held the Cup for seven consecutive years.
Teacher in Charge: Mr. M Zannoni
|1st XI||Mr. E Beamish (Head Coach), Mr. G Kassidas (Assistant Coach), Mr. R Cavalin (Team Manager)||McKendrick Monday & McKendrick Wednesday|
|2nd XI||Dr. M Johnston/Nick Jarman||McKendrick Monday & McKendrick Wednesday|
|3rd XI Red||Justin Nikolovski||Smith Res 1 Monday & Fairview Park Wednesday|
|3rd XI Blue||Tom Jarman||Smith Res 1 Monday & Fairview Park Wednesday|
|3rd XI Gold||Tim Sladden||Smith Res 1 Monday & Fairview Park Wednesday|
|4th XI Red||Harry Bordonaro||Smith Res 2 Monday& Fairview Park Wednesday|
|4th XI Blue||Anthony Ryan||Smith Res 2 Monday& Fairview Park Wednesday|
|4th XI Gold||Paul Mitchell||Smith Res 2 Monday & Fairview Park Wednesday|
|5th XI Red||Marc Sudholz||Fairview Park Monday & Melville LW Wednesday am|
|5th XI Blue||Will Boyd||Fairview Park Monday & Fairview Park Wednesday|
|5th XI Gold||Alex Bear||Fairview Park Monday & Fairview Park Wednesday|
|10A||Mr. L Carey/Harry Hackett||Melville LW Monday & Smith Res 1 Wednesday|
|10B||Sam Shearer||Melville LW Monday & Smith Res 1 Wednesday|
|10C Red||Tom Russell||Fairview Park Monday & Smith Res 2 Wednesday|
|10C Blue||Vassil Andreev||Fairview Park Monday & Smith Res 2 Wednesday|
|9A||Mr. G Hughes||Smith Res 1 Tuesday & Melville LW Wednesday|
|9B Red||Chris Colgan||Smith Res 1 Tuesday & Melville LW Wednesday|
|9B Blue||Euikuk Park||Smith Res 1 Tuesday & Melville LW Wednesday|
|9C Red||Ben Grace/Gavin Williams||Smith Res 2 Tuesday & Fairview Park Wednesday|
|9C Blue||Mr. J Xu/Hamish McNab||Smith Res 2 Tuesday & Fairview Park Wednesday|
|8A||Mr. K Kyranakis/Jacob Fielker||McKendrick Tuesday & Melville LW Thursday|
|8B||Jason Choi||McKendrick Tuesday & Melville LW Thursday|
|8C Red||Bas Owen||McKendrick Tuesday & Melville LW Thursday|
|8C Blue||Versace Wong||McKendrick Tuesday & Melville LW Thursday|
|7A||Mr. M Theodore/Elliott Charles||Melville LW Tuesday & McKendrick Thursday|
|7B||Mr. S Liu/Hugh Goad||Melville LW Tuesday & McKendrick Thursday|
|7C Red||Jonathon Ryan||Melville LW Tuesday & McKendrick Thursday|
|7C Blue||Oliver Szymanski||Melville LW Tuesday & McKendrick Thursday|
Junior Development Squad: Mr. E Beamish, Mr. G Kassidas (Tuesday mornings 7am, McKendrick Oval)
Goal Keeping Specialist Coach: Mr. R Dowifha: Mon – 1st XI, 2nd XI, Yr. 10, Tues – Yrs.7 & 9,
Wed – 1st XI, 2nd XI & 3rd XI, Thurs – Yr. 8 Year Level Specialist Assistant Coaches: Yrs. 7 & 8 Mr. G Kassidas (Yr. 7 Tues & Yr.8 Thurs) Yrs. 9 & 10 Mr. B McLachlan (Yr.9 Tues & Yr.10 Wed)
Please note: Smith Reserve 1 is the oval CLOSEST to Glenferrie Rd.
Soccer is proudly supported by a dedicated parents’ auxiliary PASS, which hosts a number of events during the season and encourages parents to become active in supporting their son’s winter sport.
You can contact PASS by email at email@example.com
Season Opening breakfast – Friday 29th April 2011 6:45am at Cardinal Pavillion, Scotch College. $35 per head.
Each year PASS helps to celebrate the upcoming Scotch College soccer season with a breakfast function. All boys and parents welcome.
See Event information on the Scotch website home page to register.
Scotch College: ABN 86 852 826 445 ACN 005 650 395 CRICOS 00624A (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students)