- 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.
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.