Tigers roaring into season with secret weapon Sergio

HOPING to help lift Padstow United Football Club to dizzying heights, new player and coach Sergio Tarazona says it will be his first foray into community football and he’s been busy recruiting players with experience at the National Premier League level.

Founder of Game Day Soccer Academy and the technical director of SAP (skills acquisition program) and Youth Football at Gladesville Ryde Magic, Sergio has a wealth of experience in coaching and playing across the globe which is a huge win for the Padstow Premier League team. He played in Colombia for Real Santander and Bucaramanga Football Club in the highest division and has played NPL for many years, last playing for Magic’s first grade side.
Also with experience playing for Bankstown City Lions, Stanmore Hawks and Gladesville Ryde Magic, Sergio was first put to the test on Sunday at Jensen Park, clashing against Coogee United Football Club in the Australia Cup.
Returning to the Cup for the first time in seven years, Padstow painted the stands orange and black but sadly went down 3-1 to a more experienced opposition.
However, Sergio says their performance overall gives him a lot of hope for the future.
“We had some key players missing so that didn’t help yet still we created a lot of great opportunities but weren’t able to convert,” he said.
Playing in the Bankstown District Amateur Football Association (BDAFA), Sergio said the team was excelling and proven their strength during all of their trial matches and their performance in the Australia Cup gave him a lot of confidence and hope.
“I would like to take the team as far as they can go – and they certainly do have what it takes,” he said.
“I’ve also been recruiting some players with international experience to bolster our line-up and really look forward to the season kicking off on March 16.”