Sydney FC’s community visits have continued to roll on, with the addition of the Sky Blues adidas Holiday Clinics making for a bumper football packed July.
Sydney FC-s community visits have continued to roll on, with the addition of the Sky Blues adidas Holiday Clinics making for a bumper football packed July.
The first visit of the month took place on Tuesday when Dunbar Rovers were presented with their $500 grant from St. George Bank for winning Sydney FC-s “Local Club of the Week” with Pedj Bojic and new signing Bernie Ibini on hand to help present the cheque and mentor the juniors.
Dunbar Rovers Co-ordinator of the Juniors Gerry Frittman, who entered the club in the competition, said the children enjoyed the night and couldn-t get enough of the Sky Blues stars as they bombarded the pair with a tonne of questions during the Q & A session.
“The kids were made to feel special by the presence of the two Sydney FC players who played a game with the kids,” Frittman said.
“It gave them the opportunity to see that soccer can also be a profession as opposed to simple enjoyment and leisure.
“My favourite part of the night was seeing the kids ask a variety of questions of the players which ranged from ‘what position do you play?-, ‘have you played for the Socceroos?-, ‘how often do you train?- to ‘how many goals have you scored in the A-League?- and ‘how many games have you won?”
Ryde Saints also welcomed Sky Blues stars on Tuesday night, with Rhyan Grant and Peter Triantis present at Pidding Park to put the juniors through their paces while Corey Gameiro and Chris Naumoff rounded out the visits for the day as they popped in to Como West Janali FC.
Thursday saw another “Local Club of the Week” presentation with Putney Rangers the lucky winners of the $500 grant from St. George Bank which was presented to the club with the help of Sydney FC-s Matt Jurman and Sasa Ognenovski.
Bangor FC and Ararat FC saw Terry Antonis, Alex Gersbach, Ali Abbas and Daniel Petkovski visit for signing and Q&A sessions in the final visits for the week.
In conjunction with the teams- raft of community visits, Sydney FC also played host to over 80 children as Macquarie University Sports Fields was awash with football crazy juniors for the Sky Blues adidas School Holiday clinics.
Over the three days throughout each of the six hour sessions, the participants honed their skills in all footballing areas including striking the ball, one on one situations and first touch and dribbling.
The children also had the opportunity to meet their Sky Blues heroes at the exclusive signing session held on the second day of the clinics in what has become a synonymous part of the clinics at Macquarie Sports Fields.
On the final day all their skills were put into practice as the clinics wrapped up with a mini World-Cup that saw the children divided into “countries” in their age groups and playing off until there was an eventual winner.
There are still two more Sky Blues adidas Holiday Clinics to go as both SHORE School and The Scots College prepare to host sessions next week. It-s not too late to register – click here to sign up today!