Sydney FC’s pre-Christmas clinic at Cranbrook Junior School this week was a great way to start the Summer holiday period, with 70 eager boys and girls attending the clinic over all three days.
Sydney FC’s Community Football Manager Paul Reid was ecstatic with how the coaches helped the kids develop their skills throughout the clinic, as well as making it a fun and enjoyable experience.
“The Cranbrook clinic was a huge success. All kids enjoy playing games but you could also see the boys and girls having a great time working on their individual skills,” Reid said.
“Over the 3 days, the kids become more confident in their own ability and even though many of them are new to the clinics, it is always refreshing to see the friendships which start developing amongst the groups.
“It’s all about the kids having fun playing football and this will hopefully lead them to being a supporter of Sydney FC," he continued.
"The players are role models for the young footballers and that is why it is important for Sydney FC A-League players to meet the kids at every clinic. Alex Brosque, Matthew Jurman and Zac Anderson attended the clinic on the first day and the kids were still talking on the last day about getting photos and their shirt signed by the players earlier in the week.”
Not only did the kids get to meet three Hyundai A-League players, they also received training from young up and coming Sydney FC Westfield W-League and Young Matildas star Sunny Franco who took the 5-6 year old age group for two days.
Sydney FC’s School Holiday Clinics continue in January with 5 locations playing host in the last 2 weeks of the Summer holidays. Dates for these clinic are as follows:
- Macquarie University Sports Fields from Monday, 11th to Wednesday, 13th January AND Monday, 18th to Wednesday, 20th January, 2016
- Campbell Park, Chiswick from Tuesday, 12th to Thursday, 14th January, 2016
- Cranbrook Junior School from Wednesday, 13th to Friday, 15th January, 2016
- Rockdale Ilinden Sports Centre from Tuesday, 19th to Thursday, 21st January, 2016
- Matraville Sports High School from Wednesday, 20th to Friday, 22nd January, 2016
All 6 clinics run from 9am-3pm and cost $295. There are many great inclusions such as a Puma training shirt, shorts and socks, Puma ball, opportunity to meet Sydney FC A-League players, a ticket to the Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar game on Saturday, 30th January, 2016 at Allianz Stadium, plus a FREE Junior Blues Membership (12 years of age and under).