In the community: Adelaide United July/August update


Adelaide United have been busy in the community during the 2019/20 offseason, visiting several local clubs, schools, sporting events, and launching the newly revamped United Clubs Program.

United Clubs Program

The United Clubs Program has been re-launched for the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League 2019/20 seasons with great offers and engagement opportunities. The program serves to better connect the Reds with the South Australian football community. By simply registering to be a part of the United Clubs Program your club will receive a variety of benefits such as free tickets to AUFC matches and player visits. In addition, clubs that register will also go into the running to win various prizes and opportunities such as participating in matchday activities, signed United merchandise, and a goalkeeper session run by Eugene Galekovic among other rewards.

We have already had 50 clubs sign up so register here so you don’t miss out!
 

One Culture Futsal 5s Tournament

On Friday, 19 July Adelaide United duo, Pacifique Niyongabire and Isaac Richards, visited One Culture’s Futsal 5s Tournament. There were over 120 participants with five girls teams and 18 boys teams and further 150 watching on and seeing some amazing games and skills on display. Pacifique and Al Hassan Toure have previously played in the tournament, as well as other National Premier League players.


Ronald McDonald House visit

In late July, Ronald McDonald House Ambassadors, the Konstandopoulos brothers, Nathan and Kristin, visited Ronald McDonald House for Christmas in July. The pair put smiles on children's faces going through a tough time with serious illness.

Nathan and Kristin Konstandopoulos pay a visit to Ronald McDonald House.

Club Events

Adelaide played two pre-season friendlies against local NPL sides MetroStars and Raiders at Taperoo Reserve, thanks to Port Adelaide Pirates hosting us at their brand-new facility. Fans came out in strong numbers to brave the freezing conditions on both occasions to get a first glimpse of the Reds in action under recently appointed Head Coach, Gertjan Verbeek. Over 1000 fans attended both matches as the Reds produced solid performances in their preparation ahead of the FFA Cup 2019 Round of 32.

Riley McGree
Riley McGree in action against MetroStars. Photo by Ken Carter.

Members’ Forum

Adelaide United held an exclusive forum for its passionate members and supporters on Monday, 5 August at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre which was hosted by Adelaide United Ambassador Jarrod Walsh. More than 150 dedicated supporters were present as they listened to an interactive panel that included Club Chairman, Piet van der Pol, Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Kosmina, Director of Football, Bruce Djite, and Chair of United’s Advisory Board, Ian Smith, while General Manager of Adelaide Venue Management, Phil King was also on stage to answer questions pertaining to Coopers Stadium. The panel discussed a range of issues from football matters, to off-field challenges, the direction of the Club and answered questions.

Members' Forum
The Club's hierarchy speaking to its dedicated members.

July visits:

Modbury Jets – Craig Goodwin and Carlo Armiento – over 100 in attendance

Northern Wolves SC – Lachlan Brook and Pacifique Niyongabire – over 75 in attendance

Adelaide Thunder FC – Michael Jakobsen and Vince Lia – over 50 in attendance

Community


Bedford Community League – George Blackwood – over 30 in attendance

Para Hills West – Paul Izzo and Ryan Strain – over 100 in attendance

Paul Izzo and Ryan Strain


Adelaide Cobras – Mirko Boland and Daniel Marguš – over 50 in attendance

August visits:

St. Augustines SC – Jordan Elsey and Riley McGree – over 50 in attendance

Adelaide Comets – Nathan Konstandopoulos and Daniel Marguš – over 200 in attendance

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