We at Regents Park Saints Football Club are excited to announce the appointment of Ernesto Meduri as Technical Director for 2021.
As an accredited FFA Coach with over 30 years experience in club soccer, Ernesto began his playing career in Italy playing series C for his City’s home team, Salernitana FC.
After moving to Australia, Ernesto continued his playing career with APIA Leichhardt before progressing to the State League at Canterbury Association. In 1995 Ernesto began playing in the First Grade Division, Over 35’s for Inter Lions FC where he still plays to this day.
Ernesto began his coaching career in 1990 with Inter Lions and since then has become a well-known and respected Coach having coached teams in Youth League, State League, and Premier League divisions.
Ernesto brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Regents Park Saints Football Club and we look forward to working together to create an environment that supports our players in developing their full potential and growing their love of the game.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Ernesto to the Regents Park Saints Football Club family.
Regents Park Saints FC Committee
Hello, my name is Orazio La Pace and in 2021 I will be the president of this great club.
I have been with this club for over 20 seasons. I started playing when I five years old. Developing my love for the game, I become a coach, started refereeing, and recently become a member of the committee.
I’m writing this letter to the parents, affiliation council members, and most importantly the players of this club to say that 2021 will be the biggest season yet as we celebrate ten years as “Regents Park.”
In 2020 we were hit with Covid-19, which undoubtedly had a major impact making it one of the most difficult seasons in the club history. In saying that, all senior teams made it to the finals, and we had two grand finalists. I would like to congratulate all players for their valiant effort.
The club wouldn’t be standing if it wasn’t for the tireless work of the committee members. My sincere thanks and appreciation go out to all. A special mention to Joe Loulach who is the heart and soul of this club. As many of you know, Joe has been a part of this club for many years. We would like to thank Joe for his many contributions.
In the coming days, we will be making announcements on our social member networks including RPSFC TV. 2021 is going to be big!
On behalf of Regents Park Saints FC, I wish you a happy holiday and I can’t wait to see everyone at Princes Park in the New Year!
Orazio La Pace, President Regents Park Saints Football Club
The Covid-19 pandemic has effected all our lives greatly. Many of us have experienced hardship and turmoil during these very difficult times. I hope that all of you recover and look to a promising future.
Our football club has obviously endured difficulties and uncertainty. The football community has obviously resigned itself to no sport for quite a few months until the recent announcement by both Federal and State authorities allowing us to restart training and a possible competition.
For many reasons, our club committee with feedback from our coaches have decided to not participate in the 2020 season due to the shortfalls outlined below:
· More than 70% of our parents and players have made the decision to forgo the 2020 season because of the risks, restrictions and uncertainty posed by the restricted return. Many feel that a reset button has been pressed in their own lives and will return for the 2021 season with the hope things return to normal.
· We do not have enough numbers for each age group to nominate teams in the proposed shortened season.
· Financially our club cannot subsidise player registrations or sustain field & floodlight hire to council because of the loss of registration money. Our main sponsor, Auburn Sports Soccer Club (ASSC), whose money we heavily rely on to help pay for the above, is not able to support us because of the massive revenue loss they have experienced.
Any members who have paid registration fees (not including the Kids Vouchers) and require a refund of the difference, please contact the club to organize the repayment. Otherwise paid fees can be held as credit for next season.
We hope that all our members understand this was a sad decision to make, but it is the right decision considering the environment we are in and the status of the club in the current situation.
We encourage all our members to come back next year when registration restart in February for bigger and brighter season of Football.
Regents Park Saints FC Committe