The Border Watch : April 22nd 2014
30 SPORT VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au THE DRIVING FORCE (from left, back): President Joe D’Agostino, senior coach Tony D’Agostino, development coaches Sam Bueti, Norton Fuller, Robert Mills, Under 12 Coaches Matthew Bueti, Steve Smith, senior coach Gareth Vonduve, front Under 17 coach Bruno Vadori, major sponsor Vince Versace and Under 14 coach Remi Pace. Inter gears up to defend title INTERNATIONAL Soccer Club is ready to hit the ground running as its A grade side prepares to defend its 2013 premiership title in the Western Border Soccer Association. Back on board for the season is major sponsor Versace Home Builders. The Under 12s and Under 17s will also be defending their crowns which should provide plenty of excitement around the club. A virtually unchanged A grade premiership line-up returns this season after a short summer break and a tough pre-season of training. Gareth VonDuve has been announced as part of the senior coaching staff, joining Tony D’Agostino. VonDuve has taken the step up after a successful stint with the Under 17 side, winning three titles in a row. He is looking forward to the challenge of coaching seniors and and the opportunity to learn from the experienced D’Agostino. Anthony Bueti returns to the side after a year overseas and THE SENIOR TEAM: Joe D’Agostino (president), Tony D’Agostino (senior coach), Gareth Vonduve (senior coach) and major sponsor Vince Versace. Geoff O’loughlin will also join the club whose experience is expected to help with the development of junior players. Last season was memorable for Inter, winning the premiership and following up with back-to-back State Challenge Cups before going on to defeat North Perth United in the Interstate Challenge Cup in Adelaide for the first time. This season the club is expecting tough competition and concedes another title win will be a difficult proposition. The Under 17 side sees last season’s Under 14 coach Bruno Vadori step up alongside James Mann with the aim of taking the team to another premiership. Many of the players are in their last year of junior competition so will be keen to finish on a high note as they make the transition to the senior ranks. The Under 14 side has a host of new players and will be coached by Remi Pace and Danny Heesmans. The mix of new players includes Dylan Fuller, Baden von Stanke, Matt Porter and Leon De Cesaris and some premiership players from last year’s under 12’s. Steve Smith is in charge of the Under 12’s alongside Matthew Bueti with all players training hard and eager to get out on the park. Gareth Vonduve, Sam Bueti, Norton Fuller and Robert Mills are looking after the Under 9 and Under 7 development squad with a focus on having fun and learning new ball skills. Junior sports stars receive funding to compete nationally A RAFT of junior sports stars and clubs have received a financial boost from the latest assistance provided through the City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund. The recipients come from various sporting backgrounds including soccer, BMX, swimming, basketball and show jumping. The Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes chipped in $1000 from the proceeds of the 2012 Boral Blue Lake Fun Run to assist financially disadvantaged junior sportspersons. The presiding member of the Junior Sports Assistance Fund, councillor Andrew Lee said he was pleased with the donation from the Rotary club. “The club wished to donate part of the proceeds from the event to assist financially disadvantaged junior sportspersons with the costs of their participation in their chosen sport”, Mr Lee said. “It was agreed with the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes that the Junior Sports Fund committee would provide the confidential administration processes to identify worthy recipients from our Member Organisations who could receive financial assistance for a financially disadvantaged junior 30 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 and to determine the eligible recipients. “The Fund has previously distributed $1,990 (so far in 2013/14) to eligible Member Organisations (for financially disadvantaged juniors) from the first and second calls and the remaining sum of $1000 will enable the Member Organisations to provide a level of financial support to a specific (and confidential) individual junior of that organisation to achieve their fullest potential.” Under the scheme Basketball Mount Gambier, the Blue Lake Y Swim Club and the South East Women’s Football Club were all approved for funding. Mr Lee said the Fund and its Member Organisations were very appreciative of the Rotary club for its sponsorship of the special disadvantaged juniors initiative. Mount Gambier and District Bendigo Community Bank has also announced a coaching clinic funding which includes the Blue Lake BMX Club and the Mount Gambier Showjumping Club. “The financial assistance now approved and amounting to $1,500 will enable the organisations to provide coaching clinics for their highly skilled juniors, coaches and/or umpires from within their respective organisations,” Mr Lee said. Mount Gambier triathlete Ruby Hickman was approved for funding through the Blue Lake Y Swim Club to assist her to attend the National Schools Triathlon in Bendigo. Basketballers Samuel Stafford, Braiden Ousey, Stephen Sochacki, Brad Rathjen, Joshua Jenner and Racheal Hines were approved for funding to assist them in attending the Australian Junior Championships in Belconnen, ACT as part of the SA Country Under 18’s basketball team.
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