Kamal Ibrahim established the One Ball sporting program responding to his personal Australian immigration experience aiming to assist others integrate into our culturally rich society so they too can make a contribution.
Kamal migrated to Australia from war-torn Ethiopia in 2003. At that time he spoke no English and found it very difficult establishing a new life in a foreign country. He turned to his passion, football as a way of communicating and connecting to his new community. His tremendous sporting skill was soon noticed by many as he was embraced, supported and welcomed helping him create a new homeland.
Kamal has recently established the non-profit program, One Ball which aims to improve the health and well-being of participants, particularly vulnerable youth through soccer, in partnership with other organisations and the communities in which they live.
The One Ball program has gained the support of Football Federation Victoria, Port Phillip City Council, Port Melbourne Soccer Club, Ice Cream Venezia and Zeus Apparel.
Kamal Ibrahim is a local resident of Port Melbourne who currently plays with the elite NPL senior Port Melbourne Soccer Club team. He is honoured in the clubs Hall of Champions due to his contributions;
- Playing A-League with Melbourne Heart and representing Australia on 18 occasions
- Winning the National Premiers League’s 2015 Victorian Gold Medal as well as the league’s Best and Fairest award
He recently signed for the 2019 season for his second season with the Sharks following a very good 2018 season where the team finished top six. He is a quick and dynamic winger who often shows his versatility successfully playing a central role, contributing to his team’s achievements.
One Ball with Kamal’s energetic involvement has grown since August 2018 to involve over 30 children, boys and girls from the ages of seven year olds and above. In preparation for the 2019 season the children received branded playing kits and quickly changed to proudly display their skills out on the pitch.
With the help of other organisations Kamal plans are to grow this weekly program into a supportive operation that benefits our Australian society and makes our unique country truly lucky.
As we continue preparations for the 2019 season, we’re delighted to announce that Marcus Hensley will be joining the Sharks as women’s assistant coach.
An imposing presence on the touchline, Marcus joins us from Kings Domain FC, whose women’s SL4 side he helped guide to promotion last season.
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Our new State League women’s team starts pre-season training this Monday, 21 January, 7:00 pm at JL Murphy Reserve and it’s not too late to get involved.
Contact women’s coach John Turnbull (email@example.com) for further details.
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During 2018 our partners enjoyed much success including;
NPL Top 6, FFA Cup Round of 32, New Club Branding, New Sponsorship Pitch Signage, New Seniors Coach – Adam Piddick, New President – James Vakrinos, New Board and much more.
In 2019 we aim to achieve allot more as we grow the potential of PMSC through the support of;
Adam Piddick promoted to Head of Football, the return of our Seniors Captain Alan Mulcahy who will also perform the role of Assistant Seniors Coach, a re-signed seniors team, Sam Young will be joining the club as Head of Junior Football & John Turnbull will be Head of Women’s Football and Senior Women’s Coach as we announce our re-introduction to women’s football.
It is an exciting time for your business to join our growing community. We will work with you to provide promotional and networking opportunities throughout the 2019 season.
Our 2019 teams include; NPL Seniors, U20, U18, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12 & MiniRoos
Our 2019 women’s team will consist of high level community team
Thank you for your partnership interest as there are a number of opportunities including;
- NPL team support
- FFA Cup support
- General signage around club to improve our professional image
- Council operational fee support
Download our Partnership Opportunity document for more information and contact Darren Hose, firstname.lastname@example.org to explore your involvement.
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During January we are updating our Team App member profiles ensuring you are registered and linked to correct teams.
We thank you for your patience and look forward to a successful 2019 season.
Train hard in the meantime and be inspired.
If this is not one of the world’s most epic football stadiums, we don’t know what is!
This exciting field location finds it home atop the rocky island terrain of Henningsvaer, a fishing village located in the Lofoten Islands – an archipelago along the northern tip of Norway.
We are excited to announce Platinum Planning Solutions as our 2019 Principal Partner.
They will support all of our teams and be a major contributor to Port Melbourne Soccer Club as we grow and develop our exciting future.
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This Girl Can – Victoria is here to celebrate and support Victorian women (yep, you!) embracing physical activity in a way that suits you. Whether it’s a little or a lot, what matters is getting some movement into your day.
While many of us know that exercising is important for our physical and mental health, that doesn’t change the fact that half of us aren’t getting enough exercise each week.
Visit https://thisgirlcan.com.au/ for more information or to watch the This Girl Can – Victoria commercial or the special behind the scenes video.
PMSC AGM to be held at the club on Friday December 28th, 10:30am.
All members welcome.
2nd Senior Women’s Trials (new date due to weather)
6:30 to 8pm Thursday 6th December 2018
Please complete the attached registration form
Venue: Pitch 3 – JL Murphy Reserve, 430 Plummer Street Port Melbourne
From Monday 3rd to Friday 21st December
Baseball Pitch: Located adjacent Port Melbourne Soccer Club on Plummer Street
Pitch 3 (Community Pitch): Located adjacent Port Melbourne Soccer Club on Williamstown Road
Albert Park: Located Albert Park Soccer Club, Bob Skillton Oval, Aughtie Drive Albert Park (refer attached PDF map)
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