Adelaide United April Community Update


Adelaide United players have been busy in the community in April, highlighted by teaming up with our Silver Partner, Telstra, for a worthy initiative.

Here is a short recap of what we have recently done in the community:

Telstra Play Smart™ Program

Play Smart™ is a program run by Telstra in conjunction with cyber safety experts PROJECT ROCKIT and some of your favourite sporting teams and players.

The Play Smart™ program is a free three hour session designed to empower 12 to 16 year olds by providing important skills around both cyber safety and playing sport as part of a team.

The session took place on Monday, April 23, during the school holidays at the Adelaide United Training Centre, starting with the on-field activities. Reds players Lachlan Brook, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, Isaac Richards, Kristin Konstandopoulos, Mark Ochieng, and Jordan O’Doherty helped our community coaches run training drills and participated in small-sided games.

Following the active session, PROJECT ROCKIT ran the cyber safety presentation at the Media Centre. PROJECT ROCKIT is Australia’s youth-driven movement against (cyber)bullying. For over ten years, their workshops have helped young people celebrate technology, combat online hate and stand up to bullying instead of standing by.

PROJECT ROCKIT are all about creating spaces where young people have access to respect, acceptance, creative expression and real social leadership.

Adelaide United Telstra Play Smart Program April 23

United Club Visit

One Tree Hill Soccer Club

Ryan Strain and Lachlan Brook visited One Tree Hill Soccer Club on 1 April, after the club signed up to the United Clubs Program, brought to you by the Motor Accident Commission. More than 100 kids attended between the ages of six and 12. Strain and Brook helped with training drills providing some useful tips and spent time with the juniors doing a Q&A session and signing autographs before joining in a large match.

Adelaide United - United Clubs Program - One Tree Hill visit

Other Community Appearances:

Special Olympics Carnival 2018

Adelaide United’s Ambassador for the Special Olympics National Games, Ryan Kitto, met the SA Special Olympics soccer team and said that these athletes were true champions in every sense of the word. The partnership was formed in March to promote the importance of inclusive communities and is another great example of the socially transformative power of sport. Kitto watched the 5 a-side and 7 a-side South Australia teams at the Adelaide Shores Football Centre on 18 April.

Ryan Kitto Adelaide United - Special Olympics 2018

One Culture Street Football Tournament

On 18 April, National Premier League players, Carlo Armiento and Ninko Beric, attended the One Culture Street Football Tournament which is an inclusive tournament giving players the opportunity to showcase their skills in a team environment. More than ten teams were present as the United Youth pair participated in the famous crossbar challenge, signed posters and took photos with the teams.

One Culture Football Tournament

Don’t forget register your interest for Sporting Schools

The Sporting Schools program is a government initiative that is designed to help Primary Schools increase participation in physical education.

Adelaide United is the official Sporting Schools provider of football programs in SA and our team of community coaches run participation based programs focused on developing fundamental skills through game-based activities.

Eligible Primary Schools throughout SA are able to apply and approved schools will receive funding to be used for an Adelaide United delivered football program before, during or after school hours during term.

For more information visit www.sportingschools.gov.au

Or please contact community@aufc.com.au or call the Adelaide United office on 08 8340 3000