Reds in the Community: March 2016

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

Sporting Schools

  • Sporting schools continued during March and a couple of schools were lucky enough to even get a special visit to their schools during their programs.
  • ​Pablo Sanchez and Iacopo La Rocca visited Elizabeth Grove Primary School during a couple of their sessions and took control of two teams during their “World Cup Tournament” with Iacopo representing Italy and Pablo representing Spain.

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

Local School Visits
  • With the season drawing to a close, we had one last chance to get to a few primary schools before the team went into Finals mode. 
  • Our first stop was Annesley Junior School. Annesley has been running a Football program for the term and asked a few players to make it out to their last session for the term.
  • Mate Dugandzic, Michael Marrone, and Sergio Cirio visited the school and helped the lucky coaches out, as well as getting involved an a few activities. 
  • Salisbury High was next. Apart of Harmony week, Jordan Elsey and Ben Warland joined the school’s festivities.
  • The Northern Health Network (Headspace) invited us to the school as part of the week, and they had a lot going on. There was an inflatable pitch as well as a few other games going on in which the boys joined in on. The kids loved having the Reds there, and many selfies were taken on the day. 
  • Rounding out the month for school visits was Rostrevor College. Bruce Kamau, Craig Goodwin, and Dylan McGowan were invited by the school specifically an old school teacher/football coach of theirs from when they younger. The boys addressed a large assembly speaking about their healthy lifestyle, training loads, and how they made it to the level they are at today. There was also a special surprise for the boys with a short video of old pictures of them when they were in school as well as some highlights from their career so far. From there the boys ran a quick session for a few specially chosen boys where they were able to have a bit of a kick with our lads. 
  • 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.

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

Socceroos vs Tajikistan at Adelaide Oval
  • Adelaide Oval was lucky enough to host the Socceroos in a World Cup Qualifier in March. Craig Goodwin, Michael Marrone, Isaias, Sergio Cirio, Jordan Elsey, and Stefan Mauk were all involved in some pre-match entertainment in the Eastern Plaza.
  • The boys signed hundreds of posters, jerseys, hats and other Adelaide United merchandise, as well as taking some photos with the fans.
  • There was also a small pitch set up where the boys took turns in taking on the public, and many were lucky enough to score against the United players and receive a double pass to our last game of the season vs Central Coast Mariners.

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

South Adelaide Panthers
  • With the National Premier League season up and running, our NPL squad took on the South Adelaide Panthers. On the day we snuck home with a tight 2-1 win, and our First Team’s Head Coach, Guillermo Amor, and Assistant Head Coach, Pau Marti, were present to watch the game unfold.
  • At half time both Guillermo and Pau jumped into the clubrooms and got involved in some signings and photos with the South Adelaide Panther and Reds fans.

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