Sydney FC Players Help Drive Junior Registration Across Sydney This Weekend


It is expected that the total number of registered junior players (male and female) in Sydney will break through the 120,000 barrier in 2008 as football continues to grow at all levels.
With no Hyundai A-League matches this weekend due to Australia?s World Cup qualifier against Qatar the Sydney FC players will be out and about as the hordes of kids register at some of the biggest junior clubs in Sydney.
Sydney FC players will be attending junior registration days in Sydney?s north, south, east and west at Lindfield, North Rocks, Seaforth, Colo, Bondi, Menai, Eagle Vale and Revesby.
Players will be signing autographs at the eight clubs and will help those clubs with fundraising initiatives as thousands of junior players sign up for the 2008 season. The eight clubs will also be presented with a signed Sydney FC ball and a Sydney FC poster.
Sydney FC Captain Tony Popovic said the registration day visits are the start of a winter blitz, which will see Sydney FC players attend schools and junior clubs throughout the winter season where the juniors are playing and the A-League is in recess.
?It?s important that we as players take the time and make the effort to help promote the game at the grassroots level and try to put something back into the game,? Popovic said. ?These visits are a good way to inspire the youngsters and also help grow the game and Sydney FC at the junior level.?
The Sydney FC player appearance schedule is:

Sat Feb 2

West Lindfield

(Ku-Ring-Gai Association)


Robbie Middleby, Iain Fyfe and Terry McFlynn

West Lindfield Sport Club. Highfield Rd Lindfield

Sat Feb 2

North Rocks



Adam Biddle, Patrick, Juninho and Brendan Renaud

North Rocks Park. North Rocks Rd Carlingford

Sat Feb 2




Steve Corica

Seaforth Oval. Wakehurst Pwy, Seaforth

Sat Feb 2

Colo FC



Ufuk Talay and Ivan Necevski

Cougar Park. Inalls Lane, North Richmond

Sat Feb 2

Menai Hawks



Ben Vidaic and Nick Tsattalios

Buckle Reserve. Barnes Cres, Menai

Sat Feb 2

Eschol Park



Jacob Timpano, Brendan Santalab, and Ruben Zadkovich

Eschol Park Playing Fields. Eaglevale Drive, Eagle Vale.

Sat Feb 2

Revesby Workers FC (Bankstown)


Clint Bolton and Adam Casey

Marco Reserve. Homela Ave, Panania.

Sun Feb 3


(Eastern Suburbs)


David Zdrilic and Mark Robertson

Hakoah Club. Hall St, Bondi.

Further information
David Mason, Sydney FC General Manager, Communications
(02) 9387 4233 / (0438) 243 195