City coaches put local Kerala school players to the test

Melbourne City FC coaches, Warren Joyce and Patrick Kisnorbo have put football-mad Indian school players through their paces with a surprise training session at the Club’s temporary training base in Kerala.

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During its first two days of intense training ahead of its upcoming LaLiga World Tournament match against Kerala Blasters, City players and coaches have been watched closely by local school children looking for tips on how to be the next Bruno Fornaroli or Dean Bouzanis.

Instigator of the spontaneous training session, City Head Coach, Warren Joyce, said the support and welcome the squad has received while in India has been second to none and taking the local children for a session was an easy decision.

“We’ve all been blown away by the support we received from Kerala fans and to give the young players a run out today is part of our way of saying thank you,” said Joyce.