South Melbourne FC

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The South Melbourne FC Football Department Enters a New Era

The South Melbourne FC Football Department Enters a New Era

As the football landscape in Australia evolves before our eyes, the myriad of challenges and
opportunities for our historical club have never been greater. It was therefore critical that we
assessed all elements of our Football Department whilst challenging all involved to
continue to strive for excellence. During times of change, we also need to be mindful that we
maintain the culture and DNA which are so uniquely South Melbourne FC (SMFC).

We are therefore excited to announce that Mr. Andrew Mesourouni – who has been leading the
charge of our SMFC Junior Program – will now focus his time as Senior Men’s Football
Director. We wish to acknowledge Andrew’s support over the last eight years and thank him
for all his hard work and passion in supporting the Juniors over the journey. Under Andrew’s
tenure, SMFC has been widely recognised as a leader in Australian football. The Club has
amassed more NPL Junior titles than any other club in Australia.

We are also excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter Kokotis, who has secured the
role of Junior Football Director. Peter is a strong ambassador for SMFC having successfully
served the club from 2011-2014 as General Manager. Peter will be working closely with the
head of SMFC football, Mr. Michael Valkanis, and building the club’s football programs to
create new pathways for all talented SMFC juniors. Peter is passionate about football and youth
development in Australia. We welcome Peter back to the club.

Mr. Tass Roufos will be heading up the MiniRoos program with the strong support of an
experienced Executive Leadership Team. The MiniRoos program will be integrated into the
club’s Michael Valkanis-led football program.

We have great support from our loyal and hard-working team and shortly we will be making
further exciting announcements as we further-develop the operations of this department.
It is important that the club evolves & grows in preparation for the next frontier of youth
football, working collectively with the wider team to create the next generation of South
Melbourne Football Club players.


For all enquiries, contact:
Mr. Arthur Kiousis,
Club Administration

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