Melbourne Heart FC returned to Melbourne this week after a five-day camp in Lismore.
Melbourne Heart FC returned to Melbourne this week after a five-day camp in Lismore in which the team played a Hyundai A-League friendly and connected with the northern NSW community.
Head Coach John Aloisi praised the reception the team received in Lismore on Sunday.
"Everyone in Lismore is so friendly and welcoming, after last year we wanted to come back," Aloisi said during the visit.
"We love coming to regional areas; that's something we believe in at Melbourne Heart."
Aloisi, alongside assistant coach Hayden Foxe, surveyed some of the local talent in Lismore during the camp.
"On Tuesday I watched some of the most talented players from the region," Aloisi said.
"In the A-League we want players who are comfortable on the ball, good with both feet and with good decision making."
While the team's pre-season hit-out against Brisbane Roar didn't produce the desired result, there were obvious signs Melbourne Heart connected with the Lismore community.
See all of the reaction on social media to the team's visit below.