A club that provides grassroots to professional training. A fun, social environment for males & females of all age groups. Established in 1997 after the amalgamation of Armadale Park and Armadale City, ASC prides itself on providing an enjoyable and supportive soccer environment for players of all ages and skill levels. Our club squads range from juniors (5-15 years old) all the way up to seniors including Social, Veterans, Ladies, and NPL. Juniors are located at Morgan Park, Armadale, and Seniors are located at Alfred Skeet Reserve, Forrestdale.
Hartley appointed U18s coach
Armadale Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Mick Hartley will be the club's under 18s coach next season. Hartley has a superb record as a development coach and has recently coached the WA State under 15s at the Football Australia national youth championships, and he can’t wait to get started at the club.
“Everyone at the club has made me feel really welcome and I’ve had a chance to meet some of the potential players, and I’m really excited to be working with a new group of players,” he said.
“I've coached at a number of clubs in Perth but have still been looking for that club I can call home and look to make an impact. I am a UEFA and FFA A Licensed Coach, and I also work for Football West as a coach educator and coached the WA State 15s team at the NYC, I can’t wait to get started.”
Armadale President Chris Bates said the appointment of Hartley is a great addition to the club's coaching panel. “We believe Mick is a great coup for our club, his attention to detail is first class, and he has recently coached the Football West State teams over east, and is part of the Football West coaching structure,” he explained.
“He has also worked at a number of clubs in the senior set-up, and his junior development is top class, and when we spoke to him his philosophy of the game was the same as ours, so we’re delighted to have a part of the new era at the club.”
Hartley said having worked with Head Coach John O’Reilly before, has made the transition easier, but he can’t wait to get started. “It's always good to work with people you know and the fact that I worked with John previously will help me hit the ground running,” he explained. “It is really exciting times, and I was sold on the long-term vision for the club, and I can't wait to get on the training pitch with the players and start to build something special.”
Taylor takes over as U20s Coach
Armadale Soccer Club are pleased to announce that Lee Taylor has been appointed as the clubs under 20s coach for season 2023. Taylor brings a wealth of coaching experience in local football and development, and was Head Coach at Rockingham City and assistant Head Coach at Gwelup Croatia in the last two seasons.
The coach, who holds the AFC “B” licence and will be starting the “A” licence in November, will be another great addition to the clubs coaching panel. “The majority of my time has been spent at my local club Rockingham, where I coached the NPL 14s, 20s and first team, in between my time there, I spent a season at Fremantle City coaching the NPL 14’s,” Taylor explained. “Last season I spent the second half of the season at Gwelup Croatia as assistant coach for the U18’s and first team, and throughout those clubs I have been able to gain hugely beneficial experiences.”
Club President Chris Bates said Taylor is a great mix for the club. “Lee arrives at the club with a great reputation in junior development, and he has also coached at the top level, having coached first team football at Rockingham and Gwelup last season,” he explained. “He is a great addition to our coaching panel, and I’m sure he will get the best out of the youngsters we have at the club, and we will be looking for them to push for a spot in the first team next season if they deserve it.”
Taylor said after talking to the club, he can’t wait to get into it. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of the club, when I met John and the committee it was really exciting to hear what plans they have to help develop the club over the next few seasons,” he said.
“So, I’m really pleased that they were happy to bring me into the club to help be a part of those plans. We are still building the 20’s squad, but so far there is a nice mix of players that have already committed to the club for next season so I am looking forward to working with them.
“Some of the players who have stayed with us have already been able to earn some first team minutes last season, so my job will be to make sure that we provide an environment for all the players in the group to develop further to aim to be regulars in the first team squad in the future. If the players earn the right to get promoted to the first team squad, John has shown in the past that he will give opportunities if they are deserved so I will be looking forward to seeing which players take them opportunities this season.”