Sky Blues Say No To Racism During Visit


Fresh from defeating Belconnen United at McKellar Park on Wednesday night, the Sky Blues spent Thursday morning visiting Florey Primary School in Belconnen, Canberra.

Led by General Manager of Player Welfare Terry McFlynn, Max Burgess, Jacob Tratt, George Blackwood and Lachlan Hughes spent an hour with the children discussing the “Say No To Racism” campaign and playing games at recess.

McFlynn told of how he was racially abused during his formative years as a professional footballer, with the 40 children from grades four to six listening on intently as the players remained after the discussion to take photos and sign autographs.

The Sky Blue Hall of Fame Member praised the school visit and said it was great to be able to continue Sydney FC’s reach in the community away from home.

“It was great to visit Florey Primary School and take part in the Say No To Racism discussion,” he said.

“To be able to expand our community visits to other cities and see how excited the children were to see us is always an excellent moment.”

“Being such a multicultural club it was fantastic to be able to help spread this initiative. It’s a cause that we fully support.”

The Sky Blues return to Sydney on Thursday to begin their preparations for their Westfield FFA Cup round of 16 clash against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium (kick off 7:30pm AEST). Follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for live updates or catch the match on Fox Sports 4.

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