Red­backs score star train­ing

Joondalup Times - - SPORT -

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.

Pic­ture: Rob Chard/The Tai­lored Pixel

Perth Glory re­cruit Chris Ikono­midis vis­ited North­ern Red­backs Women’s Soc­cer Club.

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