Community matters with Sydney FC

For the last few weeks Sydney FC has been taking the team to the people with a series of State League friendlies but the players have also been busy in the community.

For the last few weeks Sydney FC has been stepping up its preparations for the coming season, taking the team to the people with the first matches in a series of friendlies against State League opposition across the Harbour City.

That-s only one part of the club-s busy community calendar, however, with all members of the squad also volunteering time on the weekends to participate in a Small Sided Games program involving kids at suburban clubs across Sydney.

Sydney FC-s stars have been spreading the football gospel far and wide. On the weekend it was the turn of Eastern Suburbs club, Queens Park and the Ramsgate RSL club in the South, with John Aloisi and Clint Bolton thrilling the kids at Centennial Park, and Simon Colosimo, Stuart Musialik and Adam Casey doing the same at Ramsgate.

The Small Sided Games program provides a great introduction to football for kids, and Sydney FC-s involvement is an important extension of the work the club is already doing in schools across the city as part of the MBF Community Program.

The player visits will continue throughout Sydney over the coming month. This weekend it-s the turn of clubs in the city-s North and West, with members of the Sydney team due to take part in Small Sided Games clinics at Greystanes FC, Jamisontown and the Northbridge Football Club on Saturday morning (June 6).