Reds in the Community: February 2016

Throughout the month of February, Adelaide United went to great lengths to further our engagement with the local communities of South Australia.

Football Schools
  • February saw the end the amazing Adelaide United Football School.
  • All the kids who completed the Football School were awarded their certificates mid-way through the month by the likes of, Guillermo Amor, Pau Marti, Eugene Galekovic, Marcelo Carrusca, Craig Goodwin, Pablo Sanchez, Stefan Mauk, Mate Dugandzic, Jordan Elsey, George Mells, Bruce Kamau, John Hall, and Dylan Smith.
  • The Club would like to thank all the kids that were involved, and hope to see you again next year!
  • If you can’t wait until the end of the year, our April Football School registrations are open now! Click here for more information.

The Reds were in and around the South Australian community throughout the month of February.
The Reds were in and around the South Australian community throughout the month of February.
The Reds were in and around the South Australian community throughout the month of February.

Hyundai A-League Home Matches
  • We had a variety of mascots, ball boys and girls, and half-time game kids at our Hyundai A-League matches as well, all doing a fantastic job. 
  • Modbury Vista and Adelaide City were involved for the Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar games respectively.
  • For those local football clubs that are interested in being involved in our upcoming matches and into next season, don’t hesitate to contact the club and find out how. 

The Reds were in and around the South Australian community throughout the month of February.

AFC Champions League Play-Off
  • The ACL has come and gone, but that didn’t stop MetroStars getting involved in our ACL play-off match.
  • MetroStars had a fantastic bunch kids involved at half-time, and loved the chance to showcase their talents on the pitch in front of a packed crowd.
Japanese Visitors
  • The Club was lucky enough to host some of the up and coming Sport Scientists from Japan at the Adelaide United Training Centre, where they got to see our best talent, as well as meet quite a few of the players and coaching staff personally.
  • Our High Performance Manager, Greg King, spent some time with the students explaining a week in the life of an Adelaide United footballer, which they absolutely loved.

The Reds were in and around the South Australian community throughout the month of February.

Local School Visits

  • With schools back to it in South Australia, it gave a few players the chance to visit some of the future talent that’s being produced right across the state.
  • Cardijn College was first on the agenda visiting some amazing Year 8 and 9 talented players. Bruce Djite and Michael Marrone put them through their paces with a gruelling training session.
  • Westport Primary was next on the list with Tarek Elrich, Marcelo Carrusca, and Stefan Mauk running the session. The kids were football players specifically and the three United stars set up some fantastic exercises to showcase their skills.
  • If you want to see some of the boys in action, follow Adelaide United’s official Snapchat where you will see some amazing behind the scenes action. Search aufc_official.

Carnevale

  • Carnevale was a great chance for the Club to give back to the Italian community.
  • Iacopo La Rocca and Michael Marrone were the main showcases, but a number of other players got involved including Dylan McGowan, George Mells, Jordan Elsey, and Craig Goodwin. 
  • We met a lot of amazing people at the event and Iacopo and Michael awarded prizes for the two teams that featured in the Football Tournament’s Grand Final.
  • The final was taken out by Adelaide City in an incredible penalty shootout win against MetroStars, that finished 12-11!

The Reds were in and around the South Australian community throughout the month of February.
The Reds were in and around the South Australian community throughout the month of February.