Rangers announce coaching panel

BLUE LAKE COACHING APPOINTMENTS: Senior coach Sergio Cesaro, president Stuey Cooper, development coach Rajko Kuzmanovic and Reserves coach Andy Armandi.


COACHING appointments for the Blue Lake Rangers Soccer Club were announced last week at the first pre-season training session.

Senior coach Sergio Cesaro is back for a second consecutive season, with Andy Armandi as Reserves coach and Rajko Kuzmanovic as development coach.

Jase McCorrie and club president Stuey Cooper will run the Under 12’s, Sam Batty and Shar Nay Than the Under 14’s and the Under 17’s are under the tutelage of Ka Nay Di Baw and Sam Batty.

“The coming Season looks promising, with all coaching positions filled with a talented mix and a strong committee supporting them,” Cooper said.

“The appointment of coaches who are all strong club supporters and well known in the local soccer community is a bonus.

“As all clubs faced challenges over the past 12 months it is refreshing for us to be in the position to start a new season with all positions filled.

“We can move forward into the new season with an element of confidence.”

Cesaro said he is honoured to again be involved with Blue Lake and the Limestone Coast Footblal Association.

“Moving to the Limestone Coast was going to be so I could take it easy after an extensive playing and coaching career in the city, but joining Blue Lake has given me a new direction,” he said.

“I hope to be able to share my 50 years of experience and knowledge with all ages within the club.

“It’s exciting to see so many juniors keen to be involved in the sport and I personally like to congratulate the junior coaches for taking on their roles, providing our younger players guidance in this great game.”

Seniors will officially commence their 2021 pre-season on Tuesday January 26 from 6pm at their grounds at White Avenue.

Other grades’ training times will be announced early in the new year.

For further information, follow Blue Lake Rangers Soccer Club Facebook page or email bluelakesoccerclub@outlook.com