Sydney strengthens community ties with academy agreement

Sydney FC has taken the next step in its quest to develop the stars of the future.

Sydney FC has taken another important step in its plan to develop the wealth of young football talent in the Harbour City, with the Hyundai A-League club signing an agreement to endorse the Bondi Football Academy.

The academy, run by former NSL player and Argentinean international, Hector Martinez has been recognised by the club as a preferred junior academy, helping to create a pathway that could lead Sydney-s rising stars all the way to the top.

“This agreement with Sydney FC is immensely exciting because we will be helping to create future generations of Australian players to wear the now famous blue uniform of Sydney, and to represent Australia at World Cup level,” said Martinez.

The partnership with the Bondi Academy expands Sydney FC-s presence in the wider football community, and the club is confident the arrangement will help raise the standard of the game in Australia-s largest city.

“One of our most important aims as a club is to engage with all levels of the local football fraternity,” said Sydney CEO, Stefan Kamasz. “This agreement not only strengthens our ties in the community but also gives us an opportunity to help guide the next generation of players from suburban fields across Sydney all the way to the elite level.”

This Saturday some of the Bondi Football Academy-s students will have the chance to show their skills in front of what will hopefully be a big crowd at the SFS, when Sydney FC takes on Adelaide United in round 5 of the Hyundai A-League.

Kids from the academy will take to the field at the Sydney Football Stadium for a series of mini league games, prior to kick off in the main match and again at half time.

Click here to visit the home page of the Bondi Football Academy.