With the kids returning to school for Term 2, Sydney FC’s adidas school holiday clinics have wrapped up with a resounding success.
With the kids returning to school for Term 2, Sydney FC-s adidas school holiday clinics have wrapped up with a resounding success.
Carrying on from January-s clinics, Macquarie University-s Sports Fields were again awash with juniors playing under the tutelage of their esteemed coaches including two of Sydney FC-s Westfield W-League squad.
For the first time in the clinics history the coaches also branched out to North Sydney and the SHORE War Memorial playing fields where, in another first, a senior clinic for teenagers up to 18 years of age was held.
21 players signed up for the SHORE senior clinic while 56 new juniors honed their skills in the kindergarten to year 6 sessions.
This senior clinic saw Championship winning Sydney FC Foxtel National Youth League Head Coach Steve Corica take a one hour session where the participants were put through their paces in both shooting and passing drills.
To coincide with the clinics expansion into new areas, the sessions also received a time boost with the sessions starting at 9am and finishing at 3pm.
Former Socceroo and Sydney FC midfielder Paul Reid, who oversaw the clinics, praised the kids for their continued effort throughout all three days.
“It was the first time the Sydney FC holiday clinics had run from 9am-3pm, but it was great to see that many of the kids still wanted to continue playing football at the end of each day,” Reid said.
“Sydney FC and the coaches want all boys and girls to have fun and enjoy playing football, and to see first-hand the improvement in confidence and ability of the kids over the 3 days was amazing.
“I am sure one of the highlights for the kids was when the Sydney FC players joined in with one of their sessions during the clinics. To be playing with and against some of the Sydney FC players really brought a smile to their face.”
The standout for Reid though was the mini World Cup that saw the kids divided into “countries” to playoff for the title. Kids lined the sidelines and chanted and sang as they provided a real world cup atmosphere to the day.
“My overall highlight was how excited the kids were when they watched the finals of the Mini World Cup on the last day,” said Reid.
“All the kids that were not involved in the final created an atmosphere that would have rivalled the Sydney derby, by cheering on their fellow peers that were fortunate enough to reach the final.
“It was a great way to end the clinics.”
Sydney FC-s holiday clinics will be back even bigger and better next school holidays. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date on the July clinics.
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