MUMFC Men's State League Teams

The Murdoch University Melville FC men’s state league team is the club’s highest level of men’s football. It is represented by an under 18, reserve and 1st team in the Football West State League First Division. MUMFC gained First Division status under Taki Nicolaidis and with assistant Matt Andrews, after qualifying through playoffs at the end of 2021 against Swan United.

The club emphasises providing opportunities for young players that have been developed through the club’s system.

The State League Teams train and play at the synthetic turf facilities, the Murdoch Stadium, at Murdoch University, which are some of the best fields in the State. It has provided us the opportunity to train and play matches on a surface conducive to attractive, high tempo football which provides the club with a great chance to be competitive at all levels.

Coaching Roster 2022

First Team: Taki Nicolaidis

Assistant Coach: Matt Andrews

Reserves Coach: Darryn Rich

18’s Coach: Ash Rae

Goal Keeping Coach: Daniel Agudelo

Football Operations: Sasha Milosevic

Coaching Roster 2023

First Team: Taki Nicolaidis

Taki Nicholaidis
Coach Taki Nicholaidis 2022
Mens State League 2012 IMG_4532
The club's pathway into State League Division One. Championed by quality Coaches like Dan Evans and Gavin Brown

Our Aims are High

First team coaching staff in 2021, Matt Wardle and Greg Simmons, had a tough job following a Covid year in 2020, where MUMFC finished runner up for the Division Two title. Two years later and a lot of club groundwork saw the club successfully finish the play offs in 2022 to win promotion over Swan United, into the State League First Division.

The men’s state league commitment is to play fast exciting football, and to improve through the development of young talent, developed wherever possible from Murdoch University Melville City’s own youth ranks. All home matches are played at the Stadium, Murdoch University.

The support of all MUM FC members is welcome as we try to make match days an inclusive and welcoming experience for all ages. Please see our club facebook page or Football West website for  dates and times of home games and come along to support the boys!

Men's State League



Jake Maley-Orr



Harry Clisby


Adam Fields


Alan Carroll


Ethan Levitt


Brodie Langan


Daniel Tait



Godfrey Asimwe


Patrick Sara


Eddie Wynne-Willson


Kai Jones



Feisal Zaw


Adrian Ciampini


Declan Tanna


Iljas Ahmedov 




Birth Date: 1978-03-28
Birth Place: Edinburgh
Nationality: Scottish
At MUMFC Since: 2024

Edinburgh-born Marc Anthony was a product of Celtic Boys Club and he signed professional terms with the Bhoys in Summer 1995. He had already made the bench for the first team, aged 16, during the Hampden season for a league match vs. Hibernian.

Marc was an S-Form signing from Edinburgh who had been playing for Celtic Boys Club U16. He signed on as pro at the start of the 1995/96 season becoming a prolific scorer with the U18’s before stepping up to the Reserves. He came on as a sub in Mick McCarthy’s Testimonial at the end of 95/96.

He got his first team debut as a sub against Clyde in 1996/97 and was capped for Scotland at U21 level. He then made two further appearances in the league for Celtic, in a 3-1 win over Kilmarnock and then a 5-1 win over Dunfermline.

Frustaratingly, he required a hernia operation in November 1996 and this kept him out of contention for a while, and from there on in he was mostly out the picture and didn’t again play for the first team.

He started 1997/98 out of contract signing month-to-month deals before going on loan to Tranmere for the second half of season. He didn’t get much chance at Tranmere either much to his annoyance. Again through 1998/99 he continued to sign month-to-month deals before going on loan to Clydebank.

With a short and stocky physique Anthony played mostly as a forward at Parkhead but was also capable of dropping back into midfield. However, at a Celtic in the doldrums with Rangers gunning for nine in a row in 1996-96, experiments and prospects were not priority, especially as Celtic had just the foreign high-cost Three Amigos. Next season with Wim Jansen could have been a fresh start for all, but Jansen didn’t seem to give youth much opportunity.

Marc Anthony made a total of three substitute appearances for the Bhoys in Tommy Burns’ last season as boss (1996/97), with Celtic winning all three matches, and will be a worthy note for Marc Anthony to look back upon.

He left Celtic in summer 1999 to join Berwick Rangers on a free transfer and was used as a midfielder there. Out of contract at the end of season 2001/02 he moved on to Forfar for season 2002/03 and rejected a new deal at the end of that season. He was linked to Albion Rovers but no movement to Cliftonhill was seen.

He then played Junior football first with Linlithgow Rose and laterly Bo’ness Utd.

He re-emerged in the Western Australian state league with ECU Joondalup (2007) and Stirling Lions (2008) where his impressive performances earned him an unlikely crack at the ‘big time’ with A-League outfit Perth Glory, but then unwinding with another Aussie Side Cockburn City.