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Blacktown City Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Stevan ‘Smiley’ Antonic as the Club’s new Head of Youth Development.
Stevan will begin his role immediately and will fundamentally focus on the Club’s Boys Youth League (U13-U16), SAP (U9-U12) & Pre-SAP (U5-U8) programs.
Stevan currently holds an FFA ‘B Licence’ and is completing his FFA ‘A Licence’ with his final assessment to be completed in the coming months.
Speaking on his appointment, Stevan said: “I’m excited for this challenge and I’m looking forward to being involved with Blacktown City Football Club again in 2018.”
“I always want to be involved with the best and this is one of the best clubs at any level. These are some of the best young players in NSW and arguably some of the best in the country.”
“I’m here to improve our players both technically and tactically, and I’m looking to increase their qualities by executing a number of plans that are already in place.”
“Everyone knows what to do, but I’ll help educate our footballers how best to do it and give our players a skill set to play at the highest level.”
“We’re going to continue to focus on a possession-based style, mirroring the football played by our first team and enable our youth players to play whatever system they play.”
Blacktown City’s General Manager, Brian Dene, welcomes Stevan’s appointment, saying “to have a football coach with Stevan’s credentials is a huge advantage for the Club and allows us to continue building a clear pathway for talented youth in the area.”