Adelaide United have been prevalent in the community over the past couple of weeks.
Here is a recap of what we have been up to:
School Holiday Clinics
During the recent term 3 school holidays Adelaide United launched two football clinics which were run by Reds legend, Marcelo Carrusca. In the first week of the holidays, Jack Smith Park, home of West Torrens Birkalla, played host to the first three-day clinic with the second clinic occurring a week later at Ridley Reserve West in Elizabeth.
A combined 111 participants attended the clinics which were deemed a huge success by parents with the kids receiving a full Adelaide United Macron Training kit and learning new skills and techniques. Several Adelaide United players also made an appearance, signing autographs and answering questions.
Keep an eye out on our website about future clinics over the summer.
Kaurna Plains Football Program
As part of the Sporting Schools initiative a community coach from Adelaide United runs a free weekly program for up to 40 students. The sessions focus on personal development as well as students working on improving their skills.
Kaurna Plains School Aboriginal Community Engagement Officers, Jordan Wilson-King and Luke Wilson, said: "We here at Kaurna Plains School have been extremely excited to have Adelaide United in conjunction with OneCulture Football on board to host our Sporting Schools Football Program here for Term 4.
"The program has been tailored to introduce and teach the sport of Football to our students from Reception grade through to Year 6 every Friday until the end of the term, which has been really successful.
"Through programs such as this and also given the presence that Adelaide United have in the Playford area, we hope it will encourage children to play the sport of Football at the grassroots level and possibly even play for local clubs through to elite ranks.
"All teachers have stated how much of a positive impact this program is having with our students and especially with Aladdin who is a great advocate for the sport of Football.
"Kaurna Plains School would like to thank Adelaide United and OneCulture Football for this program and hope that this relationship will only continue to build in the future."
Springfest - Flinders University
Adelaide United were in attendance at the annual Flinders University Springfest. With over 8 thousand visits on the campus, we were able to profile our new Premier Partnership with player appearances by Mirko Boland, Kusini Yengi, Noah Smith & Jai King.
Sporting Schools visits
- Swallowcliffe Primary School
- Modbury School Preschool
- Clovelly Park Primary School
- Lonsdale Heights Primary School
- Para Hills West Primary School
- Dominican School
- Greenwith Primary School
Bedford Group once again hosted the Bedford Community Soccer Tournament, featuring the Phoenix Cup on Saturday, 9 November. The tournament is an annual event bringing more than 150 participants together from across Adelaide and a great opportunity to interact with other disability enterprises.
For more info click here: Phoenix Cup
Adelaide United and Bedford Group announced a two-year charity partnership back in September and as a Club are also passionate about inclusion and further strengthening ties with the South Australian community. Adelaide United also works closely with One Culture Football, an organisation which provides an opportunity for participants to build ties within the community through their multicultural and disability programs
In addition, Bedford will also be our Round 8 matchday partner when we take on Wellington Phoenix. Part of that will include the opportunity to be involved with the coin toss as well as playing small sided games during half-time.
FFA Cup trophy presentation
Following the Reds’ recent FFA Cup Final win over Melbourne City, Riley McGree and Pacifique Niyongabire brought the trophy to Sportspower at Elizabeth Shopping Centre over the bye weekend on the Saturday. There were more than 100 people in attendance as fans got the chance to get their photo taken with the trophy and players. Zorich Group Sportspower are the Club’s community partner and supply all of the equipment for our community programs. Stay tuned for further FFA Cup trophy presentations in the near future and visit your local Sportspower.
Throughout the season at various home matches at Coopers Stadium the Burundi drummers will be in attendance. The group have so far been present at every Reds home game this season with the vibrancy and energy they have so far brought only enhancing the atmosphere, in what is a truly magical spectacle.
Regional SAJSA State Country Championships
Ryan Strain attended the Regional SAJSA State Country Championships in Port Pirie. An inflatable goal was also brought up as an extra fun activity while Strain also stayed for presentations.
Junior matchday volunteers for September, October and November
- FFA Cup 2019 Quarter Final vs Newcastle Jets – Raiders and Para Hills United
- Hyundai A-League Round 1 vs Sydney FC – Modbury Jets and St. Augustines Soccer Club
- Hyundai A-League Round 5 vs Brisbane Roar – West Adelaide and Para Hills West Soccer Club