Bellingen High School visits Sydney FC

As part of Sydney FC’s MBF Community Football Program, Bellingen High School Sport Lifestyle and Recreation students recently made the 10 hour train trip to meet the Sky Blues.


As part of Sydney FC-s MBF Community Football Program, invitees now have the opportunity to view the Sydney FC stars at an open training session, and years 11 and 12 Bellingen High School Sport Lifestyle and Recreation students recently made the 10 hour train trip to meet the Sky Blues.

Jess Snow, one of the lucky students able to make the trip, recounts her time spent at the clubs official training facilities at Macquarie University, “the Sydney FC players and coaching staff made us feel extremely welcome. We all enjoyed seeing the boys doing a light training session before the game against Wellington Phoenix. Even though the session was light the drills were performed at a high intensity and were well supervised by head coach Vitezlav Lavicka, and his assistants Tony Popovic and Michal Zach. The footwork was exceptional and all the students were impressed with the player-s athleticism.

At the opposite end of the field the two goalkeepers Clint Bolton and Ivan Necevski were put through a session by goalkeeping coach John Filan. They also trained with intensity and displayed great techniques, which is to be expected, from some of the best keepers in the country.

At the start of the session the coach, Vitezlav Lavicka, was kind enough to speak to us and he was interested in where we were from and who we supported. After the session the players and coaching staff all came and spoke to us and gave us their signatures. This showed how appreciative they are of their fans. Players like John Aloisi, Kofi Danning, Chris Payne, Shannon Cole and Alex Brosque were just some of the many players that were more than happy to meet us. It blew us away how friendly and welcoming the players and coaches were.

As our trip was a sport-s administration excursion we were keen to check out Sydney FC-s facilities. The players had available to them, massage rooms, change rooms, first aid rooms, meal area and a general area for relaxation and bonding. After our time with the team and seeing their facilities it-s easy to see why Sydney FC are so highly regarded in the A-League and how the passion and commitment of the players and coaching staff runs through the club.

The ten hour train trip was well worth it to meet the players and coaching staff. Thanks to Sydney FC, especially Brendan Renaud for organising our visit and for making us feel welcome.”

Sydney FC will be holding another viewing session on Sunday the 4th of October before the derby match with the Central Coast Mariners. Please contact Brendan Renaud at brendanr@sydneyfc.com to register. Places are limited.