Soccer club on the up

Josh Howie, Fonz Tenaglia and Craig Allan. Picture: Bruce Hunt d412063
Josh Howie, Fonz Tenaglia and Craig Allan. Picture: Bruce Hunt d412063

The senior teams competing will be the U18s, senior second and first team.

Club president Fonz Tenaglia said Ellenbrook United would be a contender in the State League and a serious challenger for the title.

‘Our vision since 2008 was to look at progressing into State League then into the National Premier League so we are progressing towards our goal which is to play in high competitive football,’ he said.

‘The guys have already started training… and everyone is keen as mustard to get going.’

Head coach Paul Vallerius has had the team from the Amateur Division in 2013 season where Ellenbrook United FC finished second and promoted up the amateur league.

Ellenbrook United is one of four clubs to be added to the State League next season after the completion of a comprehensive analysis and the endorsement of the competition’s expansion by the board of Football West.

Earlier this year, Football West called for expressions of interest for a further four clubs to join the State League.

Clubs were ranked according to their relative strengths and likely contributions to the ongoing success of the State League.

Ellenbrook United will join Balga, Curtin University and Joondalup United in a 12-club State League Division Two next season.

Mr Tenaglia said 2013 was the most successful year for his club with the seniors finishing second in the Amateur League.

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