A message from El Presidente, Samuel Escobar (12:30pm Tuesday 2 April ,2020)-
Hello LMFC Family,
Hoping you and your families are well.
Myself and the rest of the committee wanted to provide a further update on the back of Football Federation Australia latest update and subsequently Football Queensland and Football Brisbane releasing their statements. We’re still working hard behind the scenes to keep the club sustainable, running seamlessly and maintaining our facility. We’re also using this unique situation to be innovative and discover potential opportunities for now and the future.
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the current suspension of all sanctioned grassroots football competitions and associated training will continue and be reassessed by 30 June 2020 in Queensland.
Below are a few specific notes regarding the 2020 season taken from the statements from the governing bodies yesterday
Football Brisbane and the 80 clubs remain united in our commitment to provide a season of football when the government restrictions allow us to do so
Should this suspension (June 30) be relaxed earlier, Football Brisbane anticipates it will be able to begin competitions within three weeks of any reassessment date
the proposed format of competitions are announced from 1 July to 30 November.
Football Brisbane with input and feedback from the clubs have a range of different scenarios and potential plans in place depending on when a season could start. Some of the scenarios include- starting as late as September, finishing a season as late as November, 1 round season, no finals, mid week games etc.
IF the entire season was to be canceled due to a complete season not being able to be played, the club would then take advice from the governing bodies and work on a plan to make sure our LMFC family is looked after appropriately and fairly.
The committee has also decided to continue the pause on all registration payment plans and payments. If you would like your payment plan to continue or have any questions please contact the club secretary Elsa Yanes [email protected]
As a committee we will be encouraging our head coaches and coaching teams to come up with a plan to stay engaged and in communication with their teams so they can hit the ground running once and if the season restarts. So if you’re a player expect to hear from your coach soon.
Logan Metro FC is super proud and excited to announce Michael Ulstad as our women’s team head coach and Branden Turepu as his assistant coach. The duo led our u18 boys academy in 2019 to their Grand Final and are committed to growing our women’s program, a priority of the LMFC committee in 2020 and delivering success on the field and off it
I’m excited for the opportunity LMFC has presented me with. I’m confident that with my experience on the pitch and development as a coach I can improve not only our players skill set but thier knowledge of the game.
Locking in Bran as my assistant was a must for me and with our success from last year we know we can continue to build and improve the women’s program and presence at the club.
I’m looking forward to the challenge and am hoping to see a lot of new faces who want to improve their game and be part of a team.
Kate Pursehouse will continue in the role as our women’s coordinator and is passionate about growing women’s football at LMFC.
We’re so pleased to have locked in Michael and Branden to our women’s program. After a successful year coaching the under 18 boys academy and leading them to the grand final, they hope to strengthen the quality of the women’s team and push for promotion, as well as attracting new female players to the club. Bringing years of experience with both coaching and playing, I look forward to seeing them in action and taking charge of our women’s program.
This year, Logan Metro will be registering for 2 teams in the Women’s City League competition so there will be plenty of opportunities for all players of all abilities to come and play for this amazing club.
The club is looking at having 2 women’s teams in 2020 for the first time! A team with a competitive focus and the other team with a more social focus, allowing the club to cater for female players of all abilities.
The club’s most successful coach, Jen Dunn is stepping down as our women’s coach and transitioning into inspiring the next generation of female players through our MiniRoos program.
Jen has taken our women’s team to the finals every year in our Football Brisbane era since taking charge in 2015.
🥇 2 Premierships | 🏆 1 Grand Final Win | 2️⃣ Grand Finals | 4️⃣ consecutive seasons in finals
“I would like to thank everyone that has helped make the LMFC women’s program what it is today and I am looking forward to helping to inspire and identify our next generation of LMFC girls to continue the success we have started” Jen Dunn, LMFC’s women’s coach since 2015
To express your interest in the Women’s coach role CLICK HERE
👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼Have a listen to Jen’s podcast earlier in the year talking through her years at LMFC and her love for the club
Logan Metro FC is super proud and excited to announce inaugural player and premiership winning Head Coach Luis Melgar has recommitted for the 2020 season!
This will be Luis’s 3rd season in charge and the clubs first season in Capital League 2.
” I’m very excited to be continuing at Logan Metro FC. We have a such a young squad and I know everyone at the club are looking forward to testing ourselves in Capital League 2 next season and challenge ourselves to play at an even higher standard and better consistency than we did this year.
We all know Capital 2 will be a massive a challenge however, having retained a core group of the playing squad that achieved success in 2019, we are confident we can be competitive.
In order to really push for the goals we have set, we are hosting open trials starting in late November and looking strengthen by adding depth in key positions and adding players who have the right attitude and same ambitions we do. “- Luis Melgar, Head Coach
Inaugural player and a vital part of our 2019 success, assistant coach Saul Argueta has also recommitted for 2020.
” I’m super excited about being able to keep working at my beloved club for another season. I’m sure next season will be a lot tougher, but I’m ready for the challenge.”- Saul Argueta, Assistant Coach.
Unfortunately, a club favourite and undefeated Reserves Coach Lorenzo Guglielmino wont be returning in 2020 due to increased work commitments and the recent birth of his son Mateo.
To apply and express your interest in the reserves coach role click here
Logan Metro Football Club is proud to announce our 2019 Capital Teams coaching line up
Head Coach- LUIS MELGAR
Luis has recommitted to the club after his 1st season as the head coach at LMFC which saw our first team set several club records including- most goals scored in a season, least goals conceded in a season (2nd best in the league), highest placed finish, most points in a season. Luis heads into day 1 of preseason with the core of the squad already committed to him and the club for 2019.
“I’m genuinely excited at the quality of support we’ve added to our coaching team this year. In order for us to be successful on the pitch, we need to be at our best behind the scenes as a coaching team. I’ve got zero doubt that we’ve set ourselves up for a strong season in 2019”
Reserves Coach- LORENZO GUGLIELMINO
Originally from Argentina, Lorenzo has recently completed his FFA ‘C’ License. He shares the same philosophy on football as head coach Luis and will be a big asset to the coaching set up in 2019
Under 18 Coach/capital assistant- MICHAEL ULSTAD
Michael was the captain for the reserves in 2018 which saw them go 1 game shy of the grand final. A natural leader and a strong presence in the change room, Michael will guide our under 18 academy and help discover and develop the next lot of LMFC stars as well as assist with training for the capital teams.
2019 Capital Teams Football Department
Head Coach- Luis Melgar
Reserves Coach- Lorenzo Guglielmino
Football Manager- Sam Escobar
Under 18’s coach/Capital Assistant coach- Michael Ulstad
Assistant Coach- Saul Argueta
Physiotherapist (training sessions)- Ahmed Mahmoud