St George Football Association (SGFA) is excited to confirm that we have been able to secure some amazing guest coaches for the inaugural SGFA Allstars event on Saturday 17 August 2019 at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Current New Zealand Ferns and former Matildas Head Coach, Tom Sermanni, will take the reins of the Bayside Council Womens Allstars, whilst future Matildas Susan Phonsongkham and Taylor Ray will lead the Georges River Council Allstars team.

St George FA CEO Craig Kiely, was thrilled to confirm the coaches for the event.

“It is a real privilege and honour to have Tom, Susan and Taylor involved in the SGFA Allstars day and we sincerely thank them for their support.”

“It will be a great experience for the players to play at such a great venue and we also hope that our guest coaches will enjoy the opportunity to be involved in a fun and enjoyable grassroots football event.”

“The Allstars event provides another opportunity for the light to be shone back on our local McDonalds Premier League competitions in St George.” Kiely said.

Sermanni has called St George home for many years whenever he has resided in Sydney. SGFA would also like to acknowledge the assistance of Football NSW in securing both Taylor and Susan and also Penny Hancock for connecting Tom with SGFA.

The confirmation of the Womens coaches is in addition to both Aytek Genc and Paul Reid being confirmed as coaches for the Mens games.

Tom Sermanni Coaching Profile

1988–1991           Canberra Croatia/Metros

1989–1991           Australian Schoolboys

1991–1993           Australian Institute of Sport (Men’s)

1993–1994           Sydney Olympic FC

1994–1996           Australia Women’s National Team

1997–1999           Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Japan)

1999–2001           Canberra Cosmos

2002–2003           New York Power

2003                       Sarawak (Malaysia, Director of Coaching)

2005–2012           Australia Women’s National Team

2013–2014           United States Women’s National Team

2015                       Canada Women’s National Team (assistant)

2016–2018           Orlando Pride

2018–                    New Zealand Women’s National Team


Susan Phonsongkham 

Club: Western Sydney Wanderers FC

An exciting young attacking talent Susan Phonsongkham has spent three seasons at the Western Sydney Wanderers. The Young Matilda has become a force to be reckoned with in both the Westfield W-League and NSW NPL Women’s first grade competition and is a proven goalscorer. Susan was born in Thailand before moving to Australia and coming up through the ranks in the youth system.

Taylor Ray

Club: Sydney FC

A young midfielder with undoubted potential Taylor Ray enjoyed a breakout W-League season with the Sky Blues in 2017/18. She was selected in the 23-player Young Matildas squad that competed in the AFC under-19 Women’s Championship and scored her first W-League goal for Sydney FC against Melbourne Victory away on Australia Day 2018.