Club President 2019 –
Associated with the club as a player and Committee Member since 2005, Edmondo brings his passion for football, community and business together. His Senior Management experience in Information Technology, currently with Amazon Web Services, has enabled him to build
successful, results driven teams to exceed business goals; providing the focus and ambition for ongoing success and growth for East Kew FC. His previous roles at the Club include Treasurer (2005-2011) and President (2013-14). Part of the 2014 Veterans Championship team, Edmondo has been recognized with the Leading Goal Scorer Award on five occasions, including the League’s Top Goal Scorer awarded in 2014.
Secretary 2019 –
Associated with the club as a player and Committee Member since 1998, Chris brings a passion and loyalty to the club that has been recognized with the Best Clubman Award named in his honor. He seeks to involve more people to ensure a greater cohesion between the junior and senior club long term prosperity and growth. Chris has held a number of General Management roles in his Corporate life in Orica over the last 15 years and avails his time to provide advice to members of the club beyond football. During his tenure at the club he has held the role of President, Secretary, Treasurer as well as being a general committee member.
Anthony (Tony) Kerron
Treasurer 2019 –
A native of England, Tony migrated to Australia in 2013 to be closer to his grandchildren. Although now retired, Tony has extensive experience working across many charitable organizations in the U.K and has held positions including Treasurer and Chairman. With three grandsons having played for East Kew FC as Juniors’ with one now a qualified referee. Tony’s early involvement with football was as a student at Highbury Grammar School where in the 50s our school teams were coached by senior Arsenal players.
Operations Manager 2019 –
Moving to the club in 2013, James has recently become one of the new members of the committee. His love for football, the club and seeing younger members being given the opportunity to enjoy their football has seen him want to take on more responsibility and move into a broader role for the 2019 season. Being part of the 2013 runners up division 1 side and being the senior captain since 2016 are some of his proudest achievements.
· Junior Coach 2016 –
· Senior Player 2018 –
· Committee Member 2019
Peter joined East Kew FC as an Under 8’s junior coach and has continued to be involved in the junior program. He has expanded his involvement in the club to include playing for our Senior team and this year he has joined the East Kew FC Committee. Peter’s strong track record of delivering results, building teams, and leading transformational change programs as an Executive in the telecommunications sector will assist East Kew FC achieve its future success. Peter is passionate about the future direction and culture of the Club and is keen to ensure we create a supportive and safe environment in which our players thrive, have fun, and build their love of the great game (…and East Kew FC).
EAST KEW FC SENIOR COACHES
Senior Coach 2018 –
A past player for the club between 1988-1995, also serving as reserves coach, senior player coach and committee member during this period. Part of the back to back amateur cup winning team. Dennis brings his passion, experience, knowledge and love of football to the East Kew FC. Dennis rejoined the club as Senior Coach from 2018, as the club re-entered back into the Football Victoria leagues.
EAST KEW FC JUNIOR COACHES
U’10 Avengers Team
I grew up in Greece and lived in Piraeus supporting Olympiakos as a kid. Many years later and without any intent my son Zaine joined the East Kew FC as an under 7. I’ve been coaching the boys for the last 4 years having myself played in the junior ranks for Caulfield United. I am a mad supported of Manchester United having lived in Manchester for 4 years. I work in the food manufacturing space in General Management capacity and coaching the boys gives me valuable time with my kids in a very busy work schedule. Some of the boys have played together for the last 4 years and it’s always great to see them how they develop their skills and teamwork and embrace new players as they join our team.
Mark played Soccer until his mid 20’s at regional level. He returned to soccer as coach in 2013 when his son began playing with East Kew Panthers. Mark has coached a team to a league premiership at East Kew JFC and also took that team to the FFV State finals where the team was runner up in 2018. He is currently head coach and coordinator of the 13’s boys program.
U’8 boys 2018 –
U’12 girls 2019 –
My name is Thais Fernandes, I’m from Brazil and soccer is a big part of my life since childhood. I have played for some Brazilian clubs and in Melbourne, The Panthers East Kew is my team. In 2018 I was an assistant coach of the U’8 boys team, and I am currently coaching the U’12 girls. It’s a great pleasure for me to be part of this club and help kids with their physical and social development.