Redbacks score star training
PERTH Glory recruit and Socceroos winger Chris Ikonomidis shared his determination to become a soccer star in a visit to Northern Redbacks Women’s Soccer Club.
The 23-year-old, who joined the Glory from Western Sydney Wanderers in September, attended the Redbacks’ junior presentation day on October 14 as part of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.
The Balga club was awarded the chance to spend time with a famous athlete after it won the Good Sports’ Take the Lead competition ahead of hundreds of sporting organisations across Australia.
The program is as a preventative health initiative that helps clubs such as the Redbacks implement strategies around alcohol, management, tobacco and safe transport.
Ikonomidis said Good Sports supported local clubs to build more familyfriendly environments.
Club president Tony Mullen said the visit was a fantastic season finish.
Alcohol and Drug Foundation WA manager Greg Williams said the club was a good role model in community sport.
“By implementing a range of Good Sports policies, the club has shown it really cares about the health and wellbeing of its members,” she said.
“The Good Sports team is here to guide clubs through the free program.”
For details, visit http://goodsports.com.au.
Perth Glory recruit Chris Ikonomidis visited Northern Redbacks Women’s Soccer Club.