The start of the new Hyundai A-League season is almost upon us and Sydney FC is working hard in preparation for its opening round clash with the Melbourne Victory, but the action isn’t confined only to the training field.
The start of the new Hyundai A-League season is almost upon us and Sydney FC is working hard in preparation for its opening round clash with the Melbourne Victory, but the action isn-t confined only to the training field.
Recently several members of the squad were out and about in the community, preaching the football gospel during visits to two Westfield Shopping centres in Sydney.
Marquee star, John Aloisi was the main attraction when he and three of his team-mates travelled to Westfield Eastgardens.
Aloisi, together with Simon Colosimo, Adam Casey and Mike Enfield received an enthusiastic reception from hundreds of Sydney fans.
The quartet addressed the crowd, before spending two hours signing autographs for the assembled supporters.
Across town at Westfield Burwood it was a similar story when club-captain, Tony Popovic, together with Steve Corica, Brendon Santalab and Jacob Timpano took centre stage.
The players also received a warm welcome and plenty of encouragement ahead of their coming campaign, which kick-off against the Victory on August 16.
The support in the inner was just as strong when Sydney FC coach, John Kosmina, and players Clint Bolton and Iain Fyfe visited a training session at FC Five Dock, to help the club celebrate its 50th anniversary.
A locked gate stopped the locals from showing the Sydney stars their stuff, but it failed to dampen their enthusiasm, as the assembled crowd of young footballers took full advantage of the rare chance to get up close and personal with their idols.