Broadmeadow Magic – Club History

1966 - 1970 The Club Was Formed

The Club was formed 9 April 1966 by Macedonian immigrants who had passion for the beautiful game and used it as weekend outings to meet with other fellow Macedonians.

  • Name: Macedonia
  • Committee:
  • President: Rade Eftimovski
  • Secretary: Mile Todorovski
  • Treasurer: Peco Micevski
  • Manager:
    • Vekce Kotevski
    • Eftim Eftimovski
    • Tase Balalovski
    • Boris Belevski
    • Zoran Najdovski
    • Risto Georsievski
    • Peco Joncevski
    • Blagoja Sanovski
  • Home ground: Teralba
  • First game played: 20/03/1967
  • V'S: Cardiff Workers RSL – at Evans Park
  • Result: 2/1 for Macedonia
  • Competition: Macquarie Association

1970 – 1994 Broadmeadow Macedonia & Hamilton Red Star

The club adopted a new playing name of Broadmeadow Macedonia for seasons 1970 to 1972. The club was expelled from all competitions at the end of the 1972 season and for the two seasons that followed 1973 and 1974 the club had no administration with members playing social small sided football in local parks. In 1974 a new younger more enthusiastic committee headed by Bobby Lozanovski and Doug Pichaloff was formed and with them came the birth of Hamilton Red Star, named after Eurpoean Champions Red Star Belgrade. Chris (Ringo) Mangovski took on the coaching roll for the 1975 Hunter Valley Soccer Association Season. The club played in the 1976 Northern New South Wales fourth division and in consecutive years won promotion through to second division. The clubs second year in second division 1979 saw the arrival of Adam Durkot, Slav Catalovski and Chris Kulupach. Promotion to first division in 1980 lasted four years. Red Star was relegated to 2nd Division in 1985 and changed its name to its original, Newcastle Macedonia and formed a new committee from ex-players who would take the club to where it is now. During the 10 frustrating and successful years in 2nd Division, we enjoyed winning the Artic Cup (only 2nd Division to ever win it), won the minor premiership 2 times, twice grand finalist with Boby Naumov as coach and Robert Jovanovski as club captain. 1994 3 teams in the grand final and unfortunately lost in all grades with Mark Jones as our coach. The pain of losing 3 grades was quickly replaced only to find out the next day we would be promoted to the NBN State League. The party was on.

1995 – 2004 The Beginning of the Magic Era

Promoted in 1995 using the playing name as MAGIC we used the first two years as a settling period with the coaches John Beleff, Danny Stalinescu and the club Captain Chris Acevski. In 1997 we appointed Richard Hartley as the club coach and Mark Wilson as the club captain up to year 2000. During the four years Richard was in charge we won our first premiership ever and were grand finalists in 1997 (all 1997 players please stand), grand finalist again in 1998, Arctic Cup finalist in 1999 and in year 2000 semi-finalists and played our first game at our own home ground, Wanderer’s Oval. 2001 we appointed Steve Bland as club coach and Ryan Smith as the Club Captain, and we won the minor premiership, under 19's won both minor and major premierships with coach Robert Kolarovski and his assistant George Stojkovski. 2002 appointed Damien Smith as the head coach and to date Damien has been instrumental for many great results 2002 Presidents Cup winners and 3rd in the competition 2003 Premiers and grand finalist 2004 3rd in the competition and won the clubs first ever grand final

2005 - 2009 A Magic Treble & W-League at Magic Park

2005 we enjoyed the unthinkable - we won the premiership, grand final and club championship. Damien was coach of the year for the second time. 2005 will never be forgotten. Damien has not only been the longest serving coach but by far one of Magic's most successful. Damien steps down as head coach at the end of season 2007 in style as he scores the only goal in our Reserve Grade Grand Final win against Hamilton Olympic (1-0)

2008 Broadmeadow Magic is thrilled to announce that premiership winning coach Peter McGuinness joins Magic. High expectations and excitement fills the club as Magic emphatically claims the Presidents Cup. Early signs look fantastic, Magic is playin a beautiful brand of football, passing, speed of attack supported by rock solid defence. Magic regroup from a mid-season blip to claim 7 trophies. A historical feat in the local league. Magic claim the First Grade Minor and Major double, Reserve Grade Minor and Major double, Fair Play Award, Presidents Cup, and Club Championship. Congratulations to Pete and Reserve Grade coach James Pascoe. A special mention also goes to Magic striker Peter Haynes, claiming the NBN State League Golden Boot with 23 goals in the regular season.

In a year that couldnt get better Magic and Wanderers Oval was host to the Northern NSW Football W-League Newcastle Jets in their inaugural season. Cementing Wanderers Oval place as the premier event for football in the local League.

2009 saw all three grades finish 3rd on the table in their respective competitions. First Grade unfortunately bowed out of the final series by one goal to Valentine Phoenix. However disappointing in the end the season was still considered a success though the numerous disruptions and player losses through the year with almost 30 different players getting a start during the season. Congratulations to the players and support staff that kept the boat on track. In reserve grade the boys went on to claim the major premiership by coming from behind against Edgeworth and sealing a 3rd consecutive reserve grade title. Special mention must go to outgoing reserve grade coach Chris Turner, his support staff and outgoing captiain Gilbert Afful. In Youth Grade the young men worked hard defeating Valentine in the final series but were beaten by a controversial goal in the grand final. A special thank you must go to outgoing coach Ian Milne, thank you for your outstanding service to the club through volunteering and coaching at various levels over the past 15+ years.

2009 also saw the Broadmeadow Magic Womens Premier League team clinch the Major Premiership after finsihing 2nd in the inaugural season of the competition. Well done to coach Cheryl Salisbury, manager Marylin Klaassen and to all the players.

At the end of 2009 after an extremely successful spell at the club, Head Coach Peter McGuinness and the club decided to part ways.