It’s been another busy week for the Sky Blues with the squad making a massive 21 community visits since last Wednesday, and there is no sign of the team stopping with another two visits scheduled for tonight.
It-s been another busy week for the Sky Blues with the squad making a massive 21 community visits since last Wednesday, and there is no sign of the team stopping with another two visits scheduled for tonight.
Wednesday saw the Sydney FC playing roster make a total of six visits ranging from Manly Vale to Barrack Heights and Surry Hills to North Turramurra.
Manly Vale FC and Shellharbour FC were the first clubs to welcome Sky Blues stars for the day before Barden Ridgebacks and Menai Hawks saw the Sky Blues players pass on a wealth of footballing knowledge to the next generation of Hyundai A-League stars.
Banksia Tigers hosted Ali Abbas and Nick Carle at Gardinier Park, with a huge number of junior teams mingling with the Iraqi international and former Johnny Warren Medal winner and getting a range of footballing gear signed; while Sacred Heart Pymble FC were the final club to receive Hyundai A-League coaching on Wednesday night.
Nour Hijazi, Secretary of Banksia Tigers FC, praised the visit and said it was great to celebrate the Tigers 10th anniversary with the Sky Blues players.
“The Banksia players, along with many of their parents, were very excited to see Ali and Nick and the turnout was fantastic,” Hijazi said.
“Ali and Nick signed balls, jerseys, shoes, and also gave tips to the kids about what it takes to become an elite player.
“The night was a great success and Banksia Tigers FC would like to thank Ali and Nick for giving up some of their time to visit the club and its players.”
Sydney FC-s small sided games partner All Sorts Indoor Sports Centre, saw another two Sky Blues stars attend their indoor sports clinics, with Vedran Janjetovic and Matthew Jurman popping in to lend a hand for the first visit of Thursday.
Chatswood Rangers, Bosco FC and Lakeside Lions welcomed a combined total of five Sydney FC players to cap off Thursday-s visits with plenty of photos taken and football gear signed.
Ali Abbas and Ivan Necevski visited Football United-s Road to Rio farewell on Friday before there were two Sunday visits as Terry Antonis and Peter Triantis attended the Cantebury FC Junior Gala day, while Vedran Janjetovic and Matthew Jurman oversaw a multicultural 7-a-side tournament in Tempe.
Annandale Public School had Hagi Gligor, Rhyan Grant and Anthony Bouzanis all to themselves on Monday before the majority of the squad were out in force on Wednesday making another five visits.
Two of these visits saw $500 grants presented to the clubs courtesy of St. George Bank as an award for being named Sydney FC-s “Local Club of the Week”.
Berkeley Sports FC and Manly Allambie United received their $500 grants from the St. George representatives and Sydney FC-s Chris Naumoff, Aaron Calver, Anthony Bouzanis, Daniel Petkovski and Pedj Bojic.
Russell Lea Women-s FC, Dee Why FC and Lugarno FC were the final clubs to welcome Sydney FC players in what has been a massive effort from the whole squad so far.
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