Heart in the Community: January Clinics

Melbourne Heart FC's community department has been busy running its January School Holiday Clinics with the popular Mate’s Mates and Goalkeeper Clinics running across January 8th and 9th.

Melbourne Heart FC's community department has been busy running its January School Holiday Clinics with the popular Mate-s Mates and Goalkeeper Clinics running across January 8th and 9th.

Over 70 kids braved the Melbourne sunshine in the first week of January, putting their skills to the test and participating in the two clinics.

Aspiring young goalkeepers travelled from far and wide from areas such as Wagga, Kyabram, Shepparton, Finley, Geelong - and even some guest participants from the Northern Territory joined - to attend the Goalkeeper Clinic at La Trobe University.

Melbourne Heart goalkeeping coaches Joey Didulica and Sam Frangos and NYL Keeper Marko Stevanja led the session on a hot afternoon.

Many of the young 'keepers have attended one or more of the Heart clinics and continue to attend the educational sessions to further their development. Each participant is provided with jerseys similar to the Club's match day jersey, which Melbourne Heart's Hyundai A-League custodian Andrew Redmayne wears.

The popular Mate's Mates Clinic again proved successful, with approximately 60 children attending the session at Yarraville Glory. It was an extended clinic involving lots of skill activities followed by a Round Robin Tournament.

NYL players Alex Dao and Phil Petreski dropped in and joined in the activities and answered questions. All children received Kappa jerseys to wear.

Melbourne Heart FC would like to thank Yarraville Glory for hosting Mate-s Mates clinic and the volunteers who helped across the two clinics.

Registrations are still open for our final school holiday program of the Summer - ‘Girls With Heart- - which will be held on January 21 and is FREE. To register follow this link; Girls with Heart Registration.