Reid And Fondyke Reflect On Record Clinics


With a number of successful School Holiday Clinics under his belt, Sydney FC Community Football Officer Paul Reid reflected fondly on the Sky Blues’ record breaking Easter Holiday clinics in April.

Over 440 boys and girls attended the clinic spread out over five venues, over two weeks, and Reid was pleased by the amount of children that attended, especially the number of first time clinic goers.

“The Sydney FC clinics in the April school holidays were a huge success,” he said.

“A record number of boys and girls attended the 5 different venues across Sydney and it’s always a pleasure seeing the many familiar faces who attend the Sydney FC clinics in every school holiday period.

“The clinics are building a really positive atmosphere within the club that the kids feel a part of and for me sorting out the size of the training kit for these kids is now a walk in the park.

“Sydney FC take pride in making the clinics a fun and enjoyable experience, as this will encourage all boys and girls to develop their skills and be more confident in their own ability,” he continued.

“There were many boys and girls right across Sydney who were attending a Sydney FC school holiday clinic for the very first time which is very satisfying.”

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Reid said the most pleasing aspect of the clinics was the children’s enthusiasm while fellow Community Football Officer Howard Fondyke, who oversaw the Cranbrook Clinic, said his favourite part was the mini-World Cup tournament held on the final day.

“The most pleasing aspect of the Sydney FC school holiday clinics was the fact that there were great numbers at each of the 5 venues and the way the kids conducted themselves,” he said.

“We all know how popular football is but it also shows that Sydney FC are reaching out to the many geographical areas throughout Sydney and this expansion will only increase in future school holiday periods.

“My favourite part of the clinic was the final day when all the kids played a world cup style tournament,” Fondyke continued.

“The excitement on the kids face when the Sydney FC players came to visit and sign autographs was fantastic and I believe the reason why the clinics were such a success is the environment created by our coaching staff and the enthusiasm of the kids.”

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