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Giorgios Karaisaridis announced as new Head of Academy Coaching

LCFootball Australia is excited to announce Giorgos Karaisaridis as the head coach of our Off-Season Academy program starting on the 24th of October 2017 at East Keilor Leisure Centre Giorgos has coached players at youth academy level in Greece for over 10 years and holds…

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Nutrition for Athletes

Being an athlete myself (footballer) and from speaking to my friends within the football world, I have begun to realize how poor their nutrition knowledge is and how misguided they are in terms of their own nutrition in order to optimize their performance. This is…

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Football at its purest: La Liga Promises

  La Liga Promises, held every year during the European winter break since 1996, is an international event run by the LFP (Liga de Fútbol Profesional) and El Larguero Foundation in Spain. This year the tournament celebrated its 21st edition as the world’s best under 12 competition. Promoting youth…

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Football officially crowned Australia’s biggest sport

  The Australian Sports Commission has recently published a new survey showing that over a million people are playing football throughout Australia. Football has grown significantly in the last few years and now has officially become the most popular club-based participation sport for adults and children….

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LCF Corner with Dean Bouzanis

Melbourne City Goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis can best be summarised in three words: disciplined, driven and focused. Dean, a product of the NSW Institute of Sport, was launched into the headlines in 2007, when legendary Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez stated that he rated Dean the best goalkeeper in…

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Matthew Majka appointed head of Academy Strength & Conditioning

La Cantera Football is excited to announce our official partnership with Empower Health Concepts. EHC’s experienced exercise physiologist Matthew Majka will be the LCFootball Academy program Strength and Conditioning coach, utilising his vast range of knowledge and experience to oversee and improve all aspects related…

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Apostolos Giannou’s Masterclass

LCFootball strives to deliver the highest quality throughout all of our events and programs. Last Saturday we launched our first Academy and Goalkeeper clinic in Melbourne which was an absolute success. Moving forward the program will run out of Carey Grammar Sports Complex in Bulleen…

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The importance of sleep for footballers

Sleep deprivation is a chronic stressor on the body and effects every organ system, as it is a crucial process that helps our bodies repair and regenerate. For children and teenagers it is also a crucial period for bone and muscle growth/development. Sleep depravation can…

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LCF Corner with Apostolos Giannou

Greek born Giannou migrated from his home town Naousa to Melbourne with his family in 1999. Apostolos, a very grounded individual, attributes a large amount of his footballing development mainly to the guidance of his father Takis, a former professional footballer, and several coaches throughout…

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Nutrition on game day

Football is a high intensity intermittent sport, consisting of two 45 minute halves. Players can cover up to 10-11 km’s, accelerate 40-60 times, change direction every 5 seconds whilst making use of both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. As a result, a player’s fuel (glycogen)…

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