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Interviews with people within the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (players, volunteers, coaches, managers, referees and administrators) and other football personalities that have shaped the beautiful game in Australia.

Interviews with people within the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (players, volunteers, coaches, managers, referees and administrators) and other football personalities that have shaped the beautiful game in Australia.
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Australia

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Interviews with people within the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (players, volunteers, coaches, managers, referees and administrators) and other football personalities that have shaped the beautiful game in Australia.

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English

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+61414577907


Episodes

Episode #11 - Vince Laws, Canterbury Junior Football Club

11/20/2019
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In Episode 11 of the CDSFA Community Football podcast, we speak with the Godfather of community football, Canterbury Junior Football Club Life Member and CDSFA Life Member, Vince Laws. The 2019 season marks the 79th year of Vince Laws involvement in football. Vince started playing at the age of 11 with the Lilyfield Wanderers Club. In 1964, Vince registered his son with the Canterbury Junior Football Club and was persuaded to coach a team in the Under 9s competition. Vince accepted the...

Duration:01:44:20

Episode #10 - George Barbouttis, Earlwood Wanderers FC, Pan Hellenic and Sydney Croatia

10/1/2019
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Welcome to Episode 10 of the CDSFA Community Football Podcast. In this episode we speak with George Barbouttis. Born in 1950 of Greek heritage, George’s family settled in Newcastle where his father had established various family businesses. In 1955 when George was only 5, his father was tragically killed in a car accident at just 38. This turned the family into complete chaos. They moved to be closer with relatives in Sydney, eventually moving to Earlwood. This is where George’s talent and...

Duration:00:56:25

Episode #9 - Jerry Bitas, Senior Referee and Branch Coach, Canterbury Referees Association

9/24/2019
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In Episode #9 of the CDSFA Community Football Podcast, we speak with Jerry Bitas from the Canterbury Referees Association (CRA). Jerry is one of the top referees within the CDSFA. A former CDSFA football player turn referee, Jerry lives and breathes refereeing. He simply loves it, winning many fans and accolades along the way. During the season, if you’re out there watching a BBC/1s or All Age 1s game, more often that not, it is Jerry that you will see in the middle of the centre circle...

Duration:00:28:35

Episode #8 - Elias Youssef, Senior Referee, Canterbury Referees Association

9/24/2019
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In Episode 8 of the CDSFA Community Football Podcast, we speak with Elias Youssef from the Canterbury Referees Association (CRA). Elias has been a referee within the CDSFA for almost 20 years. He has been instrumental in recruiting four of his children as referees: two daughters and two sons. Elias’ youngest son Ellie also happens to be the youngest junior referee within the CRA. Elias is well respected within the CDSFA and is regarded as one of the most passionate and committed referees...

Duration:00:30:03

Episode #7 - Nick Kambounias, Cooks River Titans FC

9/14/2019
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Nick Kambounias, President of Cooks River Titans Football Club, is someone all clubs would love to have: passionate and working tirelessly behind the scenes. Nick's passion is to create a family football club which focuses on developing children to understand and appreciate the fundamentals of sportsmanship, respect, camaraderie, teamwork, competition and having fun. Nick, a former State level footballer, created Cooks River Titans Football Club five years ago after being contacted by the...

Duration:01:00:12

Episode #6 - Simon Hill, FOX SPORTS Chief Football Commentator

8/23/2019
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In this episode we speak with the voice of Australian football, FOX SPORTS Chief Football Commentator Simon Hill. Simon Hill has the rare ability to be both a colourful and insightful commentator of the world game here and abroad. Simon believes football in this country has only fulfilled at best 10% of its potential. Simon has worked on some of the world's greatest sporting events including the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He joined FOX SPORTS in 2006 after making a name for himself...

Duration:01:09:12

Episode #5 - John Buonavoglia & Anthony Trieste, Leichhardt Tigers Junior Soccer Club O35/1s

8/20/2019
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In Episode #5 of the CDSFA Community Football Podcast, we speak with John Buonavoglia and Anthony Trieste from Leichhardt Tigers Junior Soccer Club Over 35/1s. John and Anthony share a very special bond and friendship that has lasted for over 30 years. Despite growing up in different parts of Sydney, John and Anthony immediately connected as young teenagers at Lambert Park in 1988 in the U13s at APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC. After pursuing different career paths, they were reunited again at...

Duration:00:50:25

Episode #4 - Paul Okon, Former Socceroo Captain

8/14/2019
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In Episode #4 of the CDSFA Community Football Podcast, Gilbert Lorquet speaks with a true legend of the game - Former Socceroo Captain, Paul Okon. Paul first caught the eye of national team selectors after a stunning start to his career in the National Soccer League for Marconi where he won the Under 21 Player of the Season in his first two years in 1990 and 1991. He made his full senior Socceroos debut at the age of 18 on a rainy night in Parramatta in 1991. He then went on to star for the...

Duration:00:49:30

Episode #3 - Natasha Hill, Punchbowl United FC

8/1/2019
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In Episode #3 of the CDSFA Community Football Podcast, Gilbert Lorquet speaks with Natasha Hill from Punchbowl United FC. Natasha is a coach, volunteer, mentor and current President of Punchbowl United FC. She is also the Community Sports Program Coordinator at Creating Chances, a program managing all Football United Community and School Sites in Australia. In 2018 Natasha was chosen to lead an Australian Delegation at the FIFA Foundation Festival in Russia, in conjunction with the World...

Duration:00:38:26

Episode #2 - Alexandra Georgopoulos, Strathfield Strikers FC

7/31/2019
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Alexandra Georgopoulos from Strathfield Strikers FC kicks goals on and off the field. She has played football since she was six years old, in mixed gender teams before moving onto female teams in her teen years and later playing in the top division of her age category. In 2016, Alexandra was chosen by FIFA, among 50 others worldwide, to visit FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, to take part in consultations to improve the game for the global community. She currently holds the position of Female...

Duration:00:41:31

Episode #1 - Ian Holmes, CDSFA CEO

7/4/2019
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Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) CEO Ian Holmes has made a significant contribution to football at all levels of the game, local/community, NSW and Australia over a period of now five decades. Ian’s involvement with Football has seen him attain senior positions across all levels of the game. At the core has been his affiliation with the CDSFA and community football. He continues to serve the game in his current position as the CEO of CDSFA. Ian’s passion for the game...

Duration:01:00:48