Sky Blues Overcome Rain To Visit Clubs


The dreary wet weather wasn’t enough to deter the Sky Blues as Sydney FC’s playing roster continued to go out in numbers making a host of community visits to a variety of local clubs and clinics.

The dreary wet weather wasn-t enough to deter the Sky Blues as Sydney FC-s playing roster continued to go out in numbers making a host of community visits to a variety of local clubs and clinics.

After the long weekend Manly United FC and the artificial surface at Cromer Park were the first to welcome the Sky Blues.

Pedj Bojic and Seb Ryall took training sessions with a number of the junior Manly United squads, both boys and girls, and got involved with all the mini games and sessions before posing for photos and signing plenty of football gear.

Although fields inundated by water halted Wednesday-s visits, Thursday saw a massive community drive with eight Sydney FC players visiting four venues spanning from Hurlstone Park to Avalon.

Ivan Necevski and Nick Carle were first up as they visited St. Anthony-s Primary Schools- 80th Anniversary Sports Gala Day, in Marsfield.

Sydney FC-s shotstopper and central midfielder were on hand for two hours at St. Anthony-s, chatting to the kids and taking photos.

The Sky Blues- small sided games partner, All Sorts in Alexandria, were next to host two Sky Blues stars as 2013/14 Players- Player of the Year Ali Abbas and youngster Peter Triantis paid the centre a visit to help run their indoor clinic.

From the city to the sea, it was Avalon FC who were the next club to welcome Sydney FC representatives as Seb Ryall and Rhyan Grant visited the Careel Bay Soccer Fields to mentor another batch of prospective young footballers.

Sydney FC-s newly re-signed Matthew Jurman and Vedran Janjetovic paid a special visit to Chris, a massive football fan, at Prince of Wales Hospital as he receives ongoing treatment at the oncology day centre.

Janjetovic and Jurman delivered Chris a Sydney FC 2013/14 home jersey signed by the pair and stayed for an hour for photos and a chat about all things football.

Hurlstone Park Wanderers were the final club visit for the week as Graham Arnold-s first signing, Bernie Ibini, and Socceroo Terry Antonis took over Ewen Park to train the juniors with some potential A-League stars in the mix.

Michael, Hurlstone Park Wanderers Secretary, praised the visit and said it was fantastic to see the way Ibini and Antonis interacted with the juniors.

“It was a great visit,” he said.

“They were good ambassadors for Sydney FC in the way they handled themselves. They interacted with the teams and the boys that came up to them in regards to autographs and discussion and advice. Everyone seemed to have a ball.

“We-re always glad to have the FC boys coming down, they-ve always done that over the last couple of years, and as far as last night-s boys are concerned I-d be happy for them to come down any time they want.”

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