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Last updated 3 Jun 2024
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Senior Men

Western Spirit Football Club is able to cater to senior male players at all levels of skills and abilities by providing senior men's teams from social football competitions through to FQPL 3 men's teams.

Fenech returns to his coaching roots at Goodna

Western Spirit are excited to announce Joe Fenech as First Team Coach for the remainder of the 2024 season. Existing first team coach Michael Mason will move into the vacant Assistant First Team Coach role. Both appointments take immediate effect.

Joe Fenech is a highly accredited Football person who describes himself as a student of the game, because according to Joe “one never stops learning.” Having coached in Queensland since 1995 Joe is well known throughout the State including a stint as Director of Coaching for Football Queensland in several regions. Early in his career was a junior coach at Goodna, and has since been head coach at NPL side FNQ Heat (Cairns), Souths United, and Technical Director as a number of clubs including Holland Park Hawks, Michelton, Olympic, Ipswich Knights and SWQ Thunder.

Joe brings a wealth of knowledge not only to improving the player base but also by imparting his vast knowledge of the game to coaches through coach education. A hands-on coach who is equally at home working with volunteers at a grass roots level as he is with seasoned professionals. His skill development methods along with his management ability will be an invaluable asset to our club.

Joe said “My passion for football coaching has developed from years of playing and coaching the sport; This has brought me a wealth of experience and skills that I now share with players and coaches alike. I am always seeking out new ways of improving the players around me. I believe in being a mentor as well as a coach and growing confidence and competitiveness in all the players I coach is something I am very proud of. I am excited to join my local club Western Spirit as they embark on an exciting rebuilding phase for their senior teams, and manage the significant increase to their junior membership. Spirit have spent time stabilising their off-field operations, and the timing is right to progress on the field.”

The appointment of Fenech is the third senior coaching appointment by Western Spirit this year. Jacob Hunzel joined as Technical Director in February, and Zoran Simunovic joined in April as Senior Director of Football. They join Peter Williams who commenced as Senior Women’s Coach in November 2023.

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Welcome Zoran

Western Spirit are thrilled to introduce Zoran Simunovic as our new Senior Director of Football.
Zoran is well known in the Southeast Queensland football community, not least for the success he enjoyed after joining Acacia Ridge FC as Head Coach and Managing Director in 2013; a period which saw them create history as the first side to win four successive promotions.
Given his football resume the achievements at Acacia Ridge were no surprise. In 1988 Zoran was appointed Managing Director of F.C. Hajduk in Serbia, a club he’d represented for 16 years as a player, taking on the role with the club languishing in the fourth division. Over the next 8 years he assisted with their promotion to the top flight, managed the purchase of new training facilities, construction of a new stadium, and ultimately European competition qualification in the InterToto Cup.
Upon his arrival in Australia he utilised his Sports Management and Scouting qualifications as Head Coach for Brazilian Soccer Schools in Brisbane, Under 17s Head Coach at Souths United, and as a talent scout for Partizan Belgrade.
Zoran’s experience, passion and fresh perspective will assist Spirit in developing a sustainable and successful Senior Program.
Welcome Zoran!

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