Regional Teams fly the flag for South Australia at the Singa Cup

Football SA began the Regional Football Program in 2013, providing support and services to regional players, coaches and associations.  Last weekend 5 regional teams returned from the 2019 SingaCup, an annual international youth football tournament hosted in Singapore.

Of the 120 teams that participated in the tournament, there were 30 Australian teams, with squads travelling from Victoria, SA, WA, NT, Queensland and ACT.

The Football SA Under 14 Girls finished second in the competition, following two wins, a draw and a loss. The top goal scorers were Ailin Marshall (3) and Savannah-Rose Daniels (2).  Coached by Eleni Vosnakis and supported by Alysia Panagakos the girls had a tough first day in the midday heat but embraced this to finish strong against WA on the final day.

The Under 14 Boys, guided by Rod Del Nido showed great endeavour in their games but were eliminated at the quarter final stage of the tournament. Mojtaba Ali, Gregory Vlachos Jordan and Gadaleta performing well throughout the tournament.

The Under 16 Boys finished third, following three wins and one loss. The top goal scorers were Sirak Gehling (3), Naheem Seiler-Simmons (2) and Tyson Ratcliffe (2).  These boys faced some tough competition however they were well prepared by coach Andreas Michaelides (Yorke Peninsular) and Steve Mutlow (Noarlunga and Districts).

The Under 16 Girls had an excellent campaign and were unlucky not to receive a medal after the final game falling only a point short. The top scorers were Kate Seaton (3) and Hayley Needs (2).  Coach Chrissa Pavlomanolakos and team manager Carla Magnera provided a solid foundation for the players.

This year Football SA selected an Under 12 Regional Boys team for the first time, this was lead by coach Nick Morony (Mt Gambier) and he was supported by Linda Carter Shepherd (Beachport). The boys played against some tough opposition and also enjoy a great tournament with some fantastic football.

Football South Australia was also well represented by one metropolitan team in the Under 14 Boys competition. Guided by Richie Alagich, the team narrowly missed out on progressing to the finals, finishing with two wins and two defeats.  

International tournaments of this nature provide regional players and coaches an opportunity to test their ability on the pitch while giving them opportunities off the pitch to see the sights and explore different cultures.

Football South Australia extends a huge thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to the trip and congratulates all players of their performances.

U12 Boys

Players’ Player: Kade Turnbull

Coach’s Player: Ed Elton

Kade Turnbull Limestone Coast
Baylin Crouch Port Pirie
Dylan Sinnot Noarlunga Districts
Fergus Kentish Limestone Coast
Freddie Mueller Limestone Coast
George Reichelt Limestone Coast
Harper Bromson Broken Hill
Harrison Seiboth Riverland
Harvey Scott Roxby Downs
Jordan Lindquist Noarlunga Districts
Ethan McCrorie Limestone Coast
Keegan Eatts Noarlunga Districts
Kia Bettany Adelaide Hills
Matthew Barnard Whyalla
Michael Camporeale Adelaide Hills
Mitchell Cawse Riverland
Ed Elton Adelaide


Football SA Under 12s Boys SingaCup


U14 Boys

Players’ Player: Wayne Haseldine

Coach’s Player: Jordan Gadaleta

Seth Michielan Limestone Coast
Brayden Stewart Whyalla
Brodie McGreevey Noarlunga Districts
Gregory Vlachos Adelaide
Christ Couttes  Whyalla
Riley Brook Adelaide Hills
Jett Tonkin Adelaide Hills
Jordan Gadaleta Riverland
Kalan Brooks Adelaide Hills
Mitchell Cornolo Limestone Coast
Mojtaba Ali Limestone Coast
Oscar Elmslie Whyalla
Samuel Montgomery-Pittway Adelaide Hills
Wayne Haseldine Whyalla
Zac Sneddon Limestone Coast
Luca Altamura Adelaide


Football SA Under 14s Boys SingaCup


U14 Girls

Players’ Player: Savannah-Rose Daniels

Coach’s Player: Ailin Marshall

Ailin Mashall Yorke Peninsula
Amber Blakely Adelaide
Amelia Koumarakos Riverland
Ashlyn Hewitt Adelaide Hills
Claire Scarpin Adelaide
Emily Bouchereau Adelaide Hills
Emma Lang Limestone Coast
Gracen Blieschke Adelaide Hills
Emma Lang Limestone Coast
Maddyson Hilliard-Faukner Gawler
Lana Sheperd Limestone Coast
Leah McDonnell Yorke Peninsula
Olivia Gwilym Limestone Coast
Rose Elston Adelaide Hills
Savannah-Rose Daniels Adelaide Hills
Sherlyn Marshall Yorke Peninsula
Violet Elston Adelaide Hills


Football SA Under 14s Girls SingaCup


U16 Boys

Players’ Player: Lachlan Lindquist

Coach’s Player: Evan Wade

Henry Price Port Lincoln
Aayran Ghimire Limestone Coast
Austin Rossi Limestone Coast
Brodie Dowling Adelaide Hills
Brodie Griggs Adelaide
Evan Wade Riverland
Jiah Huppatz Adelaide Hills
Lachlan Lindquist Noarlunga Districts
Matthew Daly Adelaide Hills
Naheem Seiler-Simmons Adelaide Hills
Patrick Cumming Port Pirie
Tyson Ratcliff Adelaide Hills
Ryan Satchell Adelaide
Sirak Gehling Adelaide Hills
Toby Christiansen Adelaide Hills
Noah Smith Strathalbyn


Football SA Under 16s Boys SingaCup


U16 Girls

Player’s Player: Hayley Needs

Coach’s Player: Chelsea Frost

Alice Gregory Adelaide Hills
Billie Jenkins Port Lincoln
Charlotte Jacob Noarlunga Districts
Chelsea Frost Limestone Coast
Claudia Kennedy Adelaide Hills
Elisa Bosio Adelaide
Eliza Stone Adelaide Hills
Ella Doody Limestone Coast
Ellie Seaton Limestone Coast
Jessica Mugford Adelaide Hills
Kate Seaton Limestone Coast
Marisa Doufos Adelaide
Nicoletta Pavlomanolakos Riverland
Sarah Synnott Adelaide Hills
Hayley Needs Adelaide
Tessie Mitchell Riverland


Football SA Under 16s Girls SingaCup