Adelaide United players were busy in the community over the last two months after visiting several local football clubs and even a fundraiser.
Reds players from both the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League squads visited four clubs after they signed up to the United Clubs Program, brought to you by the Motor Accident Commission.
The United Clubs Program sees our star footballers help support local events from providing tips during training sessions to signing autographs.
Here is a quick recap of what we have recently done in the community:
United Club Visits
Hahndorf Soccer Club ‘Come and Try’ session
Hahndorf Soccer Club hosted a ‘Come and Try’ session on 21 January allowing the opportunity for anyone between the ages of six and 14 to have a go at playing football regardless of their skill level. United pair Apostolos Stamatelopoulos and Mark Ochieng were on hand to assist during various drills. Remarkably over 80 kids came out to the session, in what was the club’s largest ever ‘Come and Try’ event.
Modbury Jets Soccer Club
Nikola Mileusnic and Jordan Elsey visited Modbury Jets’ juniors on 22 January signing autographs and imparting their footballing knowledge to more than 120 kids between the ages of six and 14.
Cumberland United Women’s Season Launch
Four Westfield W-League players supported Cumberland United Women’s Football Club Junior Season Launch on 30 January. Emma Checker, Jenna McCormick, Dani Colaprico and Katie Naughton were in attendance with over 100 kids aged between six and 12 present at the event.
Adelaide Comets’ first official training night of the year
On 14 February, Reds duo George Blackwood and Vince Lia visited Adelaide Comets’ juniors. It was the first time that the Under 6s through to the Under 16s all trained on the same night at Ellis Park. Blackwood and Lia participated in a Q&A session, discussing all things football as well as signing autographs with more than 250 kids present.
Adelaide Cobras Soccer Club
Issac Richards and Kristin Konstandopoulos visited the juniors at Adelaide Cobras FC on Friday, 23rd of February. The boys helped refined skills signed autographs for over 80 kids between the ages of five and 12.
Bedford Big Sports BBQ
Bedford hosted their annual Big BBQ on 16 February, but this year with a sporting twist. The Big Sports BBQ took place at the Adelaide Oval with the theme ‘wearing your team’s colours’ to help raise money for people with disability in the community. Emma Checker, Georgia Campagnale, Kristin Konstandopoulos and Tarek Elrich were in attendance along with 700 others at the corporate fundraiser, networking over lunch.
Match Day Junior Volunteers
Each home game of the 2017/18 Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League seasons our junior match day volunteers are supplied through our ‘United Clubs Program’. These are the clubs that were player mascots, ball kids, half time mini-roos and Hyundai mat volunteers.
- Sunday 14th January vs Sydney FC – Seaford United FC
- Friday 2nd February vs Melbourne Victory – Salisbury United Womens
- Saturday 3rd February vs Perth Glory – Adelaide Comets FC
- Saturday 17th February vs Central Coast Mariners – Adelaide Hills Hawks