This camp helps our A-League preparations, but it is much more than that. We can’t wait to get out there, meet the families and provide the kids with a valuable experience.Grant Meyer, Adelaide United CEO.
In an exciting development for local soccer players, Adelaide United will visit Whyalla to host a Football School on July 12-14.
The school will aim to teach players the skills, discipline and commitment required to improve their performance.
It will be open to girls and boys between the ages of six and 16 years, from beginners to advanced, and will be held on three days at the Weeroona Bay Football Club.
Whyalla Junior Soccer Association president David Sharp said the training would be vital for young players looking to improve their game.
“The intensity of the training that they will be getting on those days will be immense. Any junior player attending will definitely benefit from it,” he said.
“It is a big win to have Adelaide United coming on board - this is where they could get some of their future players from.”
This training event coincides with the Reds Pre-season Community Camp ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2017-18 season.
Local fans will have the opportunity to watch an open training session led by new head coach Marco Kurz and meet the players and coaches at a signing session.
Adelaide United chief executive officer Grant Mayer said the visit would play a vital role in South Australia.
“Visiting our regional fans in Whyalla, and the Riverland, as our Young Reds did earlier this year, is important for us to connect with the wider community,” he said.
“This camp helps our A-League preparations, but it is much more than that. We can’t wait to get out there, meet the families and provide the kids with a valuable experience.”
Whyalla City Council chief executive officer Chris Cowley said it would be great for sport fans to see an A-League club in action.
“The council is happy to be hosting Adelaide United,” he said.
“This will be a great event for not only local football fans, but also sport fans in general to see an A-League squad spending some time in the city preparing for the season.” To enrol visit AUMC.com.au by June 29.