At Cockburn City we aim to provide the required environment necessary to promote and develop our players to express their individual talents at the highest level available to them.
We have nurtured many talents in the past such as Robert Zabica, Jason Petkovic, Michael Petkovic, Anthonio Naglieri, David Tarka and Scott Miller and more recentley Nick Feely ( Celtic) James Haran ( QPR) Cameron Edwards and Sam Mitchinson ( Melbourne Heart) Ryan Edwards ( Reading) Scott Galloway (Melbourne Victory) Riley Woodcock( Perth Glory) and Harry O’Brien ( Glory Youth) and Ella Mastratonio and Marianna Tabain ( Glory Women).
Cockburn City has a unique family feel and has since seen Scott Miller return to his junior home to take on the postion as Senior Head Coach after a successful promotion to Premier League in 2012 under his direction. Michael Petkovic will return as his Assistant Coach while Jason Petkovic is our Club Goal Keeping Coach and Football Committee Member. The return of such successful accomplished players is an asset to the club.
Cockburn City completed a 5 year plan of our Junior Development Program for the juniors in the Cockburn area, which started in 2006 under the direction of Gareth Naven (former Perth Glory) and Alistair Edwards (former Perth Glory and Socceroos).In 2013 Chris Adams joins the family as the Youth Development Officer and will continue for 2014.
In recent seasons we have help to develop a number of State players in various age groups with over 18 of these now involved in the National Training Centre (NTC) program and we have had boys in the Qantas Joeys (Australia U-17) commencing their competitive international football careers and had 3 boys selected for a scholarship in the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) during this time. We also have 5 players playing internationally.
The ongoing education of the clubs junior coaches and continuous assessment of teaching practises that was started is leading the way to make Cockburn City Soccer Club the benchmark for the future of juniors in the state. We now have an Equal Opportunity Squad for players with disabilitites which has seen Chris Minutillio represent the State ( Best player for WA and Football West Special Needs Player of the season 2013), Women’s teams and a Master’s and Social team training alongside our junior and senior teams, as soccer is growing as a sport in Western Australia and Nationally.
Looking towards season 2014 we have been successfully applied and will enter National Premier League. We enjoyed a successful application with topping the ladder with 99.3% rating on our application. 2014 Season will see our League Squad coached by Marc Anthony and our Reserves coached by Joe Pereira .Our 18′s will be coached by Chris Adams ( Football West 2103 Womens Coach of the Year) and Anthony Periera. Our Women League was also very successful winning the League in 2012 and 2013 to enter the State Womens Premier League. ( Coach will be pending applications)
We hope you will enjoy the game of football whether you are watching or playing at Cockburn City Soccer Club.