1. Congratulations to Jordan Montgomery-Smith, Cherif Mazouz and Toufic Harradj on their acknowledgement by the Hon. Tony Burke, Member for Watson, on 4 May 2019, for their voluntary contribution to Australian National Sports Club outdoor soccer. Congratulations are extended to all the award recipients.


2. Radwan Sabbagh

The Club is proud to have as its senior players Soccer Captain, Radwin Sabbagh. Radwan has had a very successful overseas career in Soccer before he joined our Club. Here are some of his achievements:

1985      He travelled with Al Riyadah wa Al Adhab to Bulgaria to play four friendly games.  Won 2 games and drew in 1;

1987      He competed in Jordan before a capacity crowd of 95,000 in the game with the Jordanian team, Al Duf-fatein.  The match ended in a draw.

1987      He travelled with the Lebanese National Team to Greece to prepare for the Mediterranean competition to be held in Syria.

1988      Radwan migrated to Australia and joined Cyprus United 2nd Division where he remained for two years.  The team reached the semi-finals in both years.

1990      Radwan joined the Australian National Sports Club and his team won the Grand Finals that year.

1990      Radwan returned to Lebanon to play with Riyadah wa Al Adhab against the Egyptian team, Al Zamalek.  The match ended in a draw.

1991      The same team played against the Jordanian team, Al Ramtheh before a capacity crowd of 40,000 spectators.

1992      Radwan went to a camp in France to prepare for the games in India.  In India, his team qualified for the tournament in Barcelona, Spain.

1992      Radwan returned to Lebanon to play for Al Riyadah wa Aladhab against Najmeh in the Lebanese Cup. Unfortunately they lost 2:1.

Since 1992 and up to the present time, Radwan has been a player, Coach and Manager with the Australian National Sports Club Inc.

2022 Radwan was appointed to the position of Vice-President of the Management Committee of the Australian National Sports Club.

2023 Radwan was nominated by the Australian National Sports Club Inc. for a Cec Barlow Award from Football Canterbury for his contribution to the Club and to Soccer generally.

3. Bilal Cheikh Elnajjarine


Bilal has had a chequered senior soccer career playing Centre Back (Defence) with a number of well-known Clubs around the Middle East, Asia and Australia:

2002-2011            Nejmeh in Lebanon

2010 – 2011          Bankstown City Lions, Australia

2011-2012            Nejmeh in Lebanon

2012-2013            Churchill Brothers India

2013                     Dibba Al-Fujairah in the UAE

2013-2015             Al Dhafra in the UAE

2004-2015             Bilal was also a member of the Lebanese National Team during those years.

2015-2016             Dibba Al-Fujairah in the UAE

2018                     He played with the National Sports team when  his current team visited Lebanon

2019                     Australian National Sports Club

In addition to standing out from amongst his peers, he has been recognized for his outstanding talent by the receipt of the following awards:

2011-2012      Lebanese Football League Golden Ball

2009-2010; 2011-2012  Lebanese Football League Team of the Season

Both  players were recognised by the Club and their peers at a dinner held in their honour on 18 September 2019.

Bilal continues to be a very valued member of the Club’s All Age Soccer teams.

4. Moustafa Aboucham

No organisation is worth its salt without its volunteers.  The National Sports Club is no different.  We are so very proud to have nominated one of our most popular coaches for an award for his dedication to the teams he coaches through rain or shine.  We are very proud of him for his loyalty and hard work.  Moustafa received the CDSFA (now Football Canterbury) Cec Barlow Award in 2022 under the watchful gaze of President Haytham Hayek and our Club Registrar, Jordan Montgomery-Smith.

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