Annual Report 2023 | Annual General Meeting 2023

Marconi Stallions FC continues to breed future champions

Marconi Stallions Football Scholarship

Marconi Stallions FC is recognised as a prestigious and iconic club within football and the local community.

To date, the club has produced 75 Socceroo’s and that tally could well rise soon.

Thomas Lopez has been named in the Australian Joeys under 16s squad.

The squad recently trained during both weeks of the school holidays.

Lachlan Sepping (who played First Grade in 2020) has been named in the Under 20 Socceroo’s squad.

Marconi Stallions FC is clearly a club that produces players who go on to achieve the ultimate… wearing the green and gold Socceroo shirt.

With this is in mind Marconi Stallions FC has launched a bold, new initiative.

Seven players have been offered scholarships by the club to assist our young players to aspire to achieve their dreams.

The scholarships will provide financial support towards their football expenses. It also includes the opportunity to earn more money if the players are chosen and play in the first-grade team in 2021.

The scholarship also includes the opportunity to participate in First Grade training under the direction of the Head Coach Peter Tsekenis.

Marconi Stallions FC Chairman Robert Carniato was involved in the decision to offer the Scholarships “I am delighted that the program delivered at Marconi continues to provide a pathway for talented footballers not only in Australia, but also overseas.”

Unfortunately, Thomas Lopez is unable to accept his scholarship offer – he is one of seven players to join A-League Club Western Sydney Wanderers next season.

The players who are to receive the inaugural Marconi Stallions FC Football Scholarships are

  • Aidan Milicevic – who commutes weekly from Canberra to train and play.
  • Daniel Helweh
  • Dimos Vlachos
  • Andrew Holder
  • Blake Ilitch


A seventh player, goalkeeper Patrick Beech was unable to accept a scholarship offer due to a commitment made to play overseas for the next two years.

Always looking for ways to promote and encourage their players, Marconi Stallions FC is also looking to offer scholarships to the younger players in the club.

– Samantha Jurman