Poutakidis to continue as Women’s Technical Director in 2023
South Melbourne FC can announce Sam Poutakidis will continue as the club’s NPLW Technical Director in 2023.
Poutakidis had two stints at South Melbourne FC as a player. He represented the club 55 times (scoring 4 goals) as a full back in both the National Soccer League (2002-2004) and then the Victorian Premier League (2008). His playing career spanned over a decade at the top level in Victoria and included two club best and fairest awards.
Since retiring from playing, Sam has played an active role in coaching over the past decade. In all of his roles, the FFA A Licensed coach has had player development at the forefront.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, Director of Women’s Football Theo Chronis was thrilled to have Sam remaining with the club in 2023. “Sam is a very experienced coach and well-respected Technical Director in Victorian football. His skill and knowledge have added value right across our NPL Women’s and Girls programs.”
“Sam has a wealth of experience in football over almost two decades and we are naturally delighted to have someone of his quality involved in the club and the female program. We look forward to having Sam working closely with Senior Women’s Coach George Georgiadis into the future.”
We look forward to having Sam continue with us at Lakeside and Albert Park throughout 2023.