Mark Georgeson is the founder and President of the Bayside Pirates Futsal Club, which was founded in 2008.
Mark is actively involved in the development of Futsal throughout Australia due to his work with Football Victoria and Football Federation Australia's National Futsal Working Group. Mark has an AFC Level 1 Futsal Licence.
The Technical Director is Sam Mlynarz, who is an AFC Level 3 licensed coach and brings a wealth of experience to the club, having coached in numerous FA National Championships, at the AFC Club Championships and at the New Zealand National Championships. Rebecca Davies is the Assistant Head Coach and has an AFC Level 1 licence. Rebecca is an experienced futsal player who is also the Captain of the Victorian State Womens team and is a State Coach.
The Pirates are committed to the development of the World Game being played indoors in the form of Futsal. The Bayside Pirates Futsal Club's mantra is Futsal for Futsal. The Club recognises Futsal as a sport within it's own right and as such, the sole purpose of the Club is to develop players for Futsal. The club is not a Football Academy who dabbles in Futsal or who uses Futsal as a means to developing footballers. Futsal is not an "Off Season Sport" any more, as Futsal has it's own structure and is played 12 months of the year. The club has programs for junior boys, girls and has senior mens and womens teams that compete in various tournaments and leagues throughout Australia.
The club is a registered Football Federation Australia (FFA) Futsal Club and is affiliated to Football Victoria (FV) and participates in FV organised competitions and tournaments. All players who join the Bayside Pirates will be a registered FFA Futsal player. We adhere to FIFA's Futsal Rules of the Game and other directives from FA and FV.
The club provides a safe and professional environment for children to play in, as we want all players to enjoy the game and have fun. Our players in our Age Group Squads and Sub Junior Academy are taught the principles of Futsal and our syllabus is closely aligned to Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) coaching curriculum. All of the Club's Coaches have Working with Children Checks and have as a minimum, FFA Futsal Community Coaching Licences.
The Pirates have a zero tolerance to violent conduct, whether it be physical or verbal, from either players, parents or other family members. All players must adhere to our Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions of being a member of the Club.
The club's venue is at Cheltenham Secondary College, Bernard Street, Cheltenham.
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