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Kingborough Lions Youth Melbourne Trip

A group of 33 players aged 12 to 17 and accompanying adults recently travelled to Melbourne for a weekend of football experiences.

The group were fortunate to experience two games at the highest level of competition in Australia attending the Melbourne Victory FC V Macarthur FC Isuzu UTE A-league Mens game and the Western United FC V Brisbane Roar Liberty A-league Womens game. 12 of our young players acted as ball people at the women’s game, an ideal opportunity to be up close to the action. A number of our youth were able to meet the players and some had shirts signed.

A highlight of the trip, which inspired young and old, was a private tour of the Home of the Matildas facilities at La Trobe University, a brand new, purpose built facility showcasing state of the art fitness and treatment areas and hybrid (grass and artificial turf) pitches.

Attendees also participated in technical sessions, a dip at the pool (it was hot!) and a trip to the Australian Sports Museum.