Sydney FC’s summer High Performance Clinics have been hailed a great success after four days of intensive training.
Sydney FC-s summer High Performance Clinics have been hailed a great success after four days of intensive training.
More than 100 young players from ages 5 to 15 attended the 3 day course at Sydney FC-s training base, with the best 20 invited back for an extra elite session today.
During the four days the players were put through sessions by the club-s high performance coaches and also took part in small sided games with the first team squad.
“This is the first time Sydney FC has ever attempted anything like this and it has been a huge success,” said Sydney FC-s Community Football Officer Dan Barrett.
“The High Performance Clinic and Grassroots Development Program have produced a high level of talent and have had great support from everyone involved.”
“A big thank you must go to Ian Crook, Hayden Foxe, the Sydney FC players, Craig Duncan, Davide Del Giovine and the National Youth League coaching staff for the excellence they have shown in the delivery of a first class program.
“We must also thank the parents and players involved for their dedication and support, and Shane and Athena Koelmeyer of Sydney based law firm, Workplace Law who sponsored two of the participants.
“There are definitely a number of players that we will keep a close eye on in the coming season and the success of the program will inspire us to continue it in the future.”
Ian Crook, Sydney FC-s National Youth League Head Coach is delighted by the skills on show at the clinics.
“I-ve been very impressed with the standard of all the players we-ve had in these first clinics and we are now much more excited about moving this program forward.
“In our eyes it-s been a great success in spotting new talent and it-s up to us to continue to monitor these individuals.”
Sydney FC plan to hold two more clinics during the Easter school holidays starting Tuesday 10th April and Monday 16th April. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org