Rostrevor’s Soccer Program is one of the most comprehensive school soccer programs in South Australia. In 2022, the College introduced a dedicated Specialist Soccer stream as part of its Physical Education Curriculum to be overseen by the newly-appointed Coordinator of Soccer, Daniel Mullen.
Adding to the program is First XI Head Coach, Terry Frangakis, who has been integral to the ideas and philosophies incorporated through our co-curricular programs. Mr Frangakis' vast experience, which extends to managing more than 30 coaches and 250 players at Club level, will allow him to mentor coaches from the Junior Years through to Year 12 to help them deliver high quality sessions that nurture, improve and develop the players under their care.
Rostrevor’s Specialist Soccer stream will be taught by academic staff member and former Adelaide United A-League player, Mr Daniel Mullen. Mr Mullen’s sporting accomplishments include 185 professional games, a distinguished 10-year career in the A-League, two FIFA Club World Cups and representing Australia in its U20, U23 and Socceroos sides. Further to his playing career, Mr Mullen also holds his AFC/FFA ‘A’ licence for coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience has helped design the new Specialist Soccer curriculum, focusing on a holistic approach to elite soccer.
Each week in winter, Rostrevor fields six Junior Years teams starting from Year 2, and an impressive 12 sides from our Middle and Senior Years, including our dominant Firxt XI team featuring five NPL players.
In addition to our successful College teams, our students represent various clubs at FSA level playing in the National Premier League, State League and State League 1. Subsequently, many strong professional and personal relationships exist between our College and Adelaide's soccer elite.
Mr Frangakis brings a highly professional and competitive edge to Rostrevor's Soccer Program having played at State level (Victoria) and as the current Technical Director at North Eastern MetroStars for U12 to U18 squads. He has a strong focus on identifying talent early and developing pathways for junior players and led Rostrevor's First XI to victory in the SAAS and State Championships last year.
Skillaroos - State Development Team (2015 - current)
Junior Technical Director MetroStars U12-U18 (current)
Federation Cup Premiership Coach (MetroStars U18) in 2018 and 2019
Assistant Coach MetroStars First Team (2019)
First XI State Champions (2020)
First XI State Cup Champions, Division 1 Champions - Undefeated all season (Coach of the Year 2022).
The College has a rich and proud history with regards to students who have gone on and played at a high level. Brothers, Ross (‘90) and John Aloisi (‘92) both represented the Socceroo’s and plied their trade overseas for many years. Recently, Jason Spagnuolo (‘02), Bruce Kamau (‘12), Paul Izzo (‘12) and Marc Marino (‘13) have made their mark at A League level.
Rostrevor continues to cultivate emerging soccer stars who are already making their mark at the State and National Premier League level, including Luca Meggetto (‘21), Noah McNamara ('20), Daniel and Luke Frangakis ('20), Alessio Melisi ('20), Adam Leombruno ('21) and David Preka (‘22). These recent ex-scholars join the large number of Rossi students who have or are currently playing seniors at the highest level in South Australia.
Current student and Adelaide United Youth Team Member Fabian Talladira (pictured) was part of the successful U17 Australian Joey Squad which qualified for the U17 Asian Cup 2023.
With six Junior Year teams starting from Year 2 and a further 12 Middle and Senior Year sides, Rostrevor has one of the most expansive soccer programs of any school in the State.
Teams are supported by College teachers and some professional coaches and regularly participate in SAPSASA, State and national competitions.
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