Sydney FC players will spend time with the stars of tomorrow all over Sydney as the junior competitions are in full swing. The program will continue until the end of the junior season in August as Sydney FC tries to get to as many of the 650 junior football clubs in the greater Sydney area.
Players will visit clubs from the Southern District, Nepean, St George, Gladesville, Illawarra, Macarthur, Granville, Blacktown, Eastern Suburbs, Manly, Canterbury, Ku-ring-gai, Sutherland and Bankstown Associations in the initial four-week period.
Sydney FC players will attend the Harry Williams Cup, a Football NSW initiative to help promote football amongst the indigenous community, and the Centenary Cup, which is the Football NSW competition for U12 representative teams.
There will also be a public appearance at Pitt St Mall on Friday April 18 from 12noon to 2pm.
?It?s important that Sydney FC players spend as much time out in the football community as possible,? said Sydney FC CEO Stefan Kamasz. ?Sydney FC is a team for the people of Sydney and the junior players are the fans of today and the stars of tomorrow.
?Sydney is a massive area and we are increasing our resources to be able to get out to more clubs, associations and players and this is the start of a targeted approach to further engaging the people of Sydney.
?We are working hard with Football NSW to make sure we can reach out to the junior players, some of whom are already Sydney FC fans and others who have yet to be reached.?
Sydney FC players will return to pre-season training on Monday April 28 but will continue to visit the junior clubs through to the start of the Hyundai A-League in August.
Visits for the first two weeks (please check with the local club as times and dates can change):
Tue April 15
Alex Brosque at Chipping Norton Football Club from 6.30pm.
Wed April 16
Jacob Timpano and Brendon Santalab at the Centenary Cup from 11am.
Nik Tsattalios at Cherrywood Oval for Penrith Rovers from 4.45pm.
Adam Casey at Forest Rangers Football Club from 5pm.
Mike Enfield at Annangrove Park for Kenthurst Football Club from 6pm.
Iain Fyfe at Greenwich Football Club from 5pm
Thurs April 17
Adam Biddle at the Macquarie Dragons Football Club from 5pm.
Robbie Middleby at the Harry Williams Cup at Parklea from 2pm.
Ivan Necevski at St Marys/Eagle Vale Football Club from 6pm.
Fri 18 April
Iain Fyfe, Alex Brosque and Mike Enfield at Pitt St Mall from 12 noon to 2pm.
Adam Casey and Clint Bolton at the Centenary Cup from 11am.
Mon 21 April
Adam Casey at Waverley College from 10am.
Tues 22 April
Nik Tsattalios at Poulton Park for Connells Point Football Club from 6pm.
Alex Brosque at Winston Hills Football Club from 5pm.
Robbie Middleby at Eric Mobbs Reserve for the Castle Hill Rockets from 6.30pm.
Ivan Necevski at the Polonia Football Club from 7pm.
Adam Casey at Waterloo Oval for the Dunbar Rovers Football Club from 8pm.
Wed 23 April
Terry McFlynn with the Norwest Crusaders from 3.15pm.
Adam Biddle at Girraween Park for Toongabbie Football Club from 6pm.
Mike Enfield at Kitchener Park for Pittwater (times TBC)
Jacob Timpano and Brendon Santalab at the Kiama Football Club (times TBC)