Raffaele Frisina – State League Head Coach
Adelaide University have signed former Eastern United boss Raffaele Frisina as its State League men’s head coach for 2019.
Frisina, a young senior coach by most standards, is still an active player on both full size and futsal pitches. He’s also the Technical Advisor for the Vanuatu Futsal National Team and has experience working with A-league club Adelaide United.
AUSC chairperson Andres Munoz Lamilla said the club was excited by the new direction of its State League group.
“With a long pedigree of representing South Australia at futsal level, and playing NPL and State League, we welcome the diversity and creativity which Frisina will bring to the head coach role,” Lamilla said.
“Raff has shown great composure, nous and innovation in his coaching thus far, and we support him to take our club forward with those same qualities important to us.”
Lamilla said the appointment of Michael Tedesco as a technical support staff demonstrated the club’s philosophy of inculcating the development of young and promising coaches at all levels.
“I am looking forward to looking back in 5 to 10 years and seeing the fruitful outcomes of what is going to be instigated by this eclectic and professional group of coaches and support staff,” he said.
Yanni Sialas – State League Assistant Coach
Yianni Sialas has signed as Frisina’s assistant coach, bringing his scouting and planning skills from recent stints at Campbelltown City and Adelaide Comets in the National Premier League.
Steve Garden – State League Reserves Head Coach
After coaching the first ever Adelaide University under 18 team, Steve Garden is back in 2019 but with a new challenge. He’s been appointed the reserves coach, his first adult appointment after a stellar career coaching junior premier league and State League under 18s.
Adam Orlowski – State League Reserves Assistant Coach
Orlowski is a passionate coach, intrigued by the details of the game. His knowledge and skills shone under Garden as the under 18 assistant in 2018; and he is looking forward to the challenge of stepping up a level with Garden to the State League reverses.
Harry Rickus – State League Under 18 Head Coach
Harry Rickus attained his UEFA B Coaching Licence while during three years as an elite youth Player Development Coach at West Bromwich Albion and a further year at Aston Villa.
Rickus has English Football Association (FA) qualifications in goalkeeping, talent identification, psychology and refereeing; and a BSc in Physical Education and Sports Coaching Science from the University of Worcester.
In 2018, Rickus spent time developing players at Team Wellington in the New Zealand National Youth League. He also coached St. Patrick’s College First XI and the Miramar Rangers Football Club under 17 team.
Lamilla said the State League teams and the club’s new coaches had a lot to learn from the Women’s National Premier League set-up which is being led by Kosta Jaric.
“I look forward to seeing the collective work of our elite sides and how they will develop in the coming years,” Lamilla said.
“With structured and professionally ran pathways for all of our juniors; and those who wish to make AUSC their home.
“As the WNPL say, we stand together AUSC, ‘Accountable United Successful Committed’.”