2017 Coaching Staff


Port Melbourne Soccer Club is pleased to announce the coaching staff for 2017

Technical Staff –         Andy Elderton, Dario Serra

Senior Coaches –        Dominic Barba, Vlado Vanis, Tony Belica, Gaffar Iedom, Mark Szabo

NPL Junior Coaches –          Zane Fernandes, Con Karagiannidis, Arto Gedik, James Sneddon,                                                   Vincent Battiato, Dario Serra, Ein Eric


The technical department and all coaches are committed to providing Port Melbourne players a clear development pathway.  Through a number of programs and processes the club will provide opportunities and manifest improvement plans in the Talented Player, Skill Development and Player Progression programs as well as International Tours.

Port Melbourne SC is also committed to a coaching pathway to ensure not only are our players reaching their potential, but so are our coaches. The Technical Department will continue to support, develop and review all coaches and players at the club.  Through this monitoring, engagement and education, coaches and players will be given every opportunity to reach their full potential and reach their footballing goals.

Club Statement | Coaching Announcement

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Domenic Barba to the role of Senior Head Coach at Port Melbourne Soccer Club.

Dom will be taking over the reigns from Eric Vassiliadis who has been with the club for the past 7 seasons. This provides a unique opportunity for the club to step outside its comfort zone and take a new direction in this challenging environment of top-flight NPL.

We welcome Dom to the club and look forward to what the 2017 season will bring.

Club Statement

Port Melbourne Sharks Senior Head Coach Eric Vassiliadis, will be parting ways with the club following the last game of the season. The Board was notified of Vassiliadis’ decision to step down and respect & accept his resignation.


Vassiliadis has been the stronghold of the club coaching structure since 2010. He has steered the club to many on-field successes during his time including promotion of the club from State League 2 through to State League 1, VPL and into the National Premier League.


On behalf of the whole Sharks community, we sincerely thank Eric and his family for their sacrifices over the years and their never-ending support of the club. We wish Eric all the best for whatever lies ahead.


Whilst this is an end of a chapter for the Sharks, it also provides an exciting opportunity for a new direction within the club. Expressions of interest for the Senior Head Coach position are now being taken.


Resumes can be forwarded in confidence to the club President at: info@portmelbournesc.com.au

FRIENDLY | Port Melbourne SC v Melbourne Victory FC

Port Melbourne SC will be hosting Melbourne Victory FC in their first match against NPL opposition  ahead of the 2016/17 A-League campaign this Tuesday night, August 9, 7:30pm at JL Murphy Reserve.
Tuesday August 9
JL Murphy Reserve
430 Plummer St, Port Melbourne
Gates Open: 6:00pm
Kick-Off: 7:30pm
Tickets: Adults $10, Juniors (Age 4 to 14) $5, Kids Under 3 Free
Tickets Available: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=220430

PREVIEW | Round 18 | Pascoe Vale FC v Port Melbourne SC

Port Melbourne SC will meet Pascoe Vale FC at C.B. Smith Reserve this Friday night in Round 18 of the 2016 NPL Victoria.

The clash sees the 8th placed Sharks visit 9th placed Paco with both sides desperate for the three valuable points on the line. Port will be looking to regain ground in the race for finals football after falling 1-0 to Melbourne Knights last week while Pascoe Vale will be looking to gain some breathing space from a clutch of teams level with them on 18 points. Until a fortnight ago Pascoe Vale had just the one win at C.B. Smith Reserve this season but wins against Heidelberg United & Northcote City have seen their home form-line improve. Port Melbourne are hunting redemption after disappointing results in both the FFA Cup and the league against Melbourne Knights last week. This will be Port Melbourne’s sixth successive away game across the two competitions and they will be seeking the third from that period.

The reverse fixture in Round 5 was a memorable encounter, goals to Luca Santilii and David Stirton saw the match poised at 1-1 before both sides had a man sent off, it the score remained that way until Jamie De Abreu’s sensational solo effort in the 91st minute sealed a 2-1 win for Port Melbourne.


Pascoe Vale FC v Port Melbourne SC

8:15pm, Friday June 24, 2016.

C.B. Smith Reserve, Fawkner

Twitter: Live updates from @PMSCSharks, #PVvPM #PS4NPLVIC

Radio: Live broadcast Mfootball via Mixlr, http://www.mixlr.com/football

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