THE South Coast Flame have named former Culburra Cougars mentor George Kulcsar as their senior men's coach for the 2020 season.
Kulcsar takes over from Neil Mineeff, who did a remarkable job taking over early in the season and overcoming a shaky start guiding the team deep into the playoffs - a side which featured Shoalhaven Heads-Berry's Matthew White, Huskisson-Vinentia's Alex Boardman and Bomaderry's Darren Jones.
Mineef has decided to take a break from coaching for personal reasons and the club are grateful for his professionalism and dedication during his time with the club.
Kulcsar boasts a very impressive playing record having started his senior Australian career at the AIS Canberra (1986) before moving to Sydney to play in the National Soccer League (NSL) with St George Budapest (1987).
A talented defender, he moved overseas spending the next five years (1992-97) at Royal Antwerp in Belguim's top division.
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He played 66 games for the Belgium giants.
During this time, he had the honour of playing for Australia three times.
In 1997, Kulcsar took his football career to England where he played the next four years at Bradford City (27 caps) and Queens Park Rangers (56 caps) along side some big names.
In 2005, after a stint as the technical director of ANU Football Club, Kulcsar was appointed as Southern NSW Football's full-time coaching development manager and we are super excited to have someone of his calibre coaching our youthful side.
Since then, Kulcsar has coached with the Culburra Cougars in the Shoalhaven District Football Association, helping them win back-to-back premierships.