Mens Football

Key Signings for Monaro’s 2018 NPL Season

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Dean Tomeski

Dean is 26 years old and is a Queanbeyan boy who has played locally as well as professionally in Europe with Makedonija Gjorce Petrov and FK Vardar in the top Macedonian league. Dean can play many positions but his best position is defensive midfield. He has settled back into life in Canberra while running his business “At Glebe” a well known Café in Civic. Dean is a leader on the field and is expected to play a senior role at Monaro for many years to come.

Ole Stegavik

Ole is 23 years old and is joining Monaro from Norway. He is an attacking player with flair who can play up front as well as wing back. He describes himself as a “technical and pretty fast player who hates to lose and has a winning mentality. He tries to set an example through hard work. He has high standards for himself and the other players. He says he is a pretty outgoing person and who likes to meet new people and believes he is practical, trustworthy and honest”. Ole is coming to Monaro in Australia for the adventure and a life experience. He says he “just wants to do something totally different and meet new people.”

Sam Smith

Sam is 19 but has been playing at a high-level in Canberra since he was 16. He comes from Young in NSW, a 2.5-hour drive from Canberra and is currently studying law at ANU. As a 16 year old and with supportive parents, he travelled to Canberra three times a week from Young to train and play his dream sport. Sam is talented, tough and committed to reaching his full potential while helping Monaro win football games. He is a good top player now with an even brighter future.

Connor “CJ” Francis

CJ was born in the USA 22 years ago but is in fact an Aussie. His dad Marc Francis played for Monaro in the NSW state league in the early eighties before he moved to the states where he married raised a family and where he’s been coaching at an elite level for over 20 years. CJ has a university degree from Colorado where he resides with his family. He is a talented defender who is equally comfortable in the midfield while playing indoor and outdoor soccer. CJ is t is also keen to continue coaching younger players in the club.

Goran Mukevski

Goran is 22 years of age and plays as a technical mid-fielder.  He commenced his soccer career at the age of 5 with Monaro Panthers. During his teenage years he played for The Capital Football Academy squad, where he was selected as one of the top 20 players in Australia in the National Youth Championships. Following this opportunity Goran played for ACTAS further developing his soccer skills and had the opportunity to travel and play in Germany, England and Holland. More recently he played with Belconnen United as part of their Grand Final winning teams in 2014 and 2017.

Gala Day marks start of club’s 50-year celebrations



Monaro Panthers

Gala Day marks start of club’s 50-year celebrations

 The opening of the Men’s National Premier League will see the Monaro Panthers Football Club begin its 50-year celebrations with a Gala Day at the Riverside Stadium. The Queanbeyan and surrounding Canberra Regional Community are invited to attend.

For 50 years the Monaro Football Club has been an integral part of the sporting scene in the Canberra Region. To mark its half-century the football club is planning a series of events during the year, beginning with the Gala Day at Riverside on Sunday April 2.

Come and watch Monaro men’s first team take on last year's premiers and FFA Cup semi-finalists Canberra Olympic.  The young Panthers are ready to challenge for early supremacy in what will be a terrific season of skillful football. 

The Women’s Premier League team will be playing last season’s finalists Canberra FC which will be a good test for the club’s full time Women’s Technical Director, Angelo Maralit.  The club is looking to take women’s football to the next level by employing Angelo both as Women’s Technical Director and coach. He is welcomed to the club after holding positions at both the Capital Football and North Shore Mariners Academies.

Monaro Panthers’ President, Simon France, said women’s football was well positioned in Australia with a successful national team playing in a world-wide sport.

“Our role now is to make the most of that, which is exactly where we are headed at Monaro,” Mr France said.

“We have already seen Angelo’s passion for the game and his ability to motivate and encourage the women and girls of the club has been tremendous”

Sunday 2 April Gala Day

  • 10:45 am – Women’s and Girls Premier League presentation
  • 11:00 am – Women’s Premier League firsts host Canberra FC
  •   1:00 pm – Junior six-a-side games
  •   2:40 pm – Men’s and Boys Premier League presentation
  •   3:10 pm – Men’s Premier League host Canberra Olympic FC

The day will be attended by special guests Tim Overall Administrator Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and Capital Football’s chairman Mark O’Neil. Former Monaro State and National League players will also be in attendance.

Simon said the gala day was a great opportunity to celebrate both the club’s diversity and history as well as to put on display the range of services the club can offer.

“But really it’s a chance to celebrate our 50th anniversary with the Queanbeyan community,” he said.



John Santolin

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Men's State League and Masters - EOI's

We are taking expressions of interest for the 2017 winter season. Training begins on Wed 22nd Feb at Duncan Sporting Fields, David St, Googong. 6:30pm-8pm.

All players welcome to join. To register your interest please contact:
Robert – or 0413 832 036