Logan Metro Football Club have proactively and strategically restructured our Capital League football department to further progress the work started of creating sustained on-field success in a manner that reflects the clubs identity and philosophies. The process has also highlighted LMFC’s strong history of developing and promoting from within the club for key positions.
Current head coach (since 2017) and inaugural player Luis Melgar will move into a newly created role of Football Operations Manager. His core responsibilities include player retention, recruitment, welfare and off field development. Luis will also provide strong leadership to the full LMFC coaching staff and players, ensuring clear direction and continuation of the clubs identity, culture and plan. During his time as Head Coach, the club experienced tremendous success including the 2019 Premiership, 2019 grand final appearance, Promotion into Capital League 2 and an incredible run into RD 5 of FFA Cup qualifying where we claimed some prestigious scalps along the way (notably Mt Gravatt and Taringa) before eventually falling 1-0 to NPL side Moreton Bay. All of this was achieved in a style and manner that highlights the clubs unique identity and culture.
Luis will also continue to work with the digital Content team on delivering quality content across all our platforms to continue telling our story and growing our brand.
Current first team assistant coach Forbes Madau will move into the head coach role and oversee the day to day on field football responsibilities. An FFA qualified coach, Forbes has an eye for the tactical side of the game and proven experience in developing young talent. He’s previously held the head coach role at Logan City Kings (where he oversaw a derby win against LMFC) as well as several positions from under 6- under 18’s at Olympic FC, Albany Creek and Rochedale.
2020 reserves coach and inaugural player Saul Argueta will not continue in 2021 due to an increased work, study and family schedule. His reserves side finished 3rd scoring 47 goals in only 15 games. Saul also oversaw several reserve players push into the first team regularly.
Claude Rebocho an assistant coach to Saul in 2020 will step up to the role of reserves coach for 2021. A former XXXX league player with Brisbane City and Taringa, Claude has played alongside some very notable local players including current Brisbane Roar head coach Warren Moon. He’s also working towards completing his C license.
Elmer Avilez our sports trainer currently employed by our physiotherapy partner All Sports Calamvale will also continue to provide support onsite at Compton Park in 2021
We would like to thank Luis and Saul for their commitment and success they have helped bring to the club over the last few seasons. A strong foundation has been set and the future looks bright with our new coaching set up heading into 2021.
The rest of the coaching and support team will be announced in the coming weeks.
Trials begin on a December 1 at Gould Adam’s Park.