With the New Year and Pre-Season just around the corner, our 2021 BDSA Coaches have taken some time out to reflect on what was an incredibly successful 2021 season at the Maryborough Soccer Club.
Our Senior BDSA side finished the season on the cusp on its maiden finals appearance, finishing just one game outside of the finals in 5th position.
First time head coach Dylan McMahon did a fantastic job at the helm of the side and found that he enjoyed most,"seeing the players enjoying their soccer and becoming a closer team".
McMahon's proudest moment as senior coach came from the match against close rivals, Sebastapol Vikings. "Seeing the sides spirit during the game was amazing".
Upon reflection in the off-season, Dylan found one thing he learnt during his experience was "the importance of having a close team to succeed, both on and off the pitch"
Dylan went on to thank his key players for their contribution during the season,"Having a cooperative leadership group was a really important part of our success".
Ahead of 2022, Dylan is looking forward to "Building on the successes of this season and watching as our young team continues to grow and improve".
MSC wishes to thank Dylan for his generosity with his time and his commitment to the side in 2021. The Club also wishes to thank its amazing team of players, parents and Volunteers involved with the Seniors this season.
The Club was able to field its first Under 15's representative side in over 7 years this season and the side certainly made an astounding first impression on the League, finishing 4th on the table.
Inaugural coach Jay Murdock enjoyed his experience helping shape the side in their first year on the park. "I enjoyed working with the kids the most, they were a good bunch and also very passionate. They would come up with some of their own ideas and suggestions and were always looking to improve".
One key lesson Jay will take from his experience as Under 15's coach this season was that he learnt to trust more in those around him, from the players to the parents, there were always those willing to help.
As coach, Jay's proudest moment from the season came from the final match of the season which was on the back of a Covid-19 Lockdown break. "The players showed great determination to get back out there and they played superbly".
Jay is now looking forward to doing it all again in 2022."I really enjoyed coaching and would love to keep doing it".
The Club wishes to thank not only Jay for his contribution to the side as head coach but to all the players, parents and Volunteers who made our Under 15's BDSA side possible in 2021.
Pre-season for both sides is expected to begin Mid-Late Jan with more information to come.
The Club also has plans to introduced a Women's BDSA side in 2022. Anyone interested in this is asked to contact MSC via email : email@example.com