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2018 Coaching Staff


Port Melbourne Soccer Club is pleased to announce the senior coaching staff for 2018

Technical Director – Andy Elderton

Senior Coach – Adam Piddick

U20 Coach – Piotr Rutkowski



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.

2018 Coaching Announcement

The new president James Vakrinos said, he was proud to sign our fulltime NPL Technical Director Andy Elderton whose background includes, Victoria State League Seniors Coach & UK Academy Coach.

James went on to announce the signing of Adam Piddick as seniors coach. For the past two years Adam has been Moreton Bay FC NPL Technical Director and NPL Seniors Head Coach, achieving outstanding results in Queensland.

Complementing our senior team Piotr Rutkowski has been signed as our U20s coach. He is a young enthusiastic coach that we are confident will be a great fit in the seniors coaching group, James concluded.


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:

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