Soccer balls will be flying and skills refreshed as newly-merged Wyndham FC kicks off with open day this weekend.
The club, which has been formed by the merger of the senior Wyndham United and junior Wyndham Vale soccer clubs late last year, invites prospective members and community to have a look at the club and its facilities.
Western United has provided an inflatable target for shooting practice on the day, while the club’s experienced coaches will pass on tips and tricks to youngsters during a variety of drills and games.
The day is for children between five and 15, and their families. There will be a barbecue held on the day.
The club’s senior team will this season play in Football Victoria’s state league 5 competition. They will also have a reserve team, metro men’s, under-20s, juniors and MiniRoos sides
President Trevor Bowen said a group of dedicated volunteer committee members had worked tirelessly to bring the two clubs together.
“The club aims to bring soccer back to the community by creating a safe, affordable opportunity for players of all ages, social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds to partake in the world game,” he said.
“We’re keen to create a footballing pathway for boys and girls in Wyndham that provides players with solid technical coaching – with a strong emphasis on fun and participation – which enables them to develop and grow through to our senior sides.