THE Celtic Soccer Academy is delighted to have joined forces with Nerang Soccer Club, further enhancing their links across the East Coast of Australia.
The Nerang Soccer Club from the Gold Coast was formed back in 1972 and pride themselves on developing young players across their very successful youth teams at U12s, U13s, U15s and U18s levels.
As an official Celtic Academy Partner they will look to share methodologies, create coach education programmes and host various development coaching camps.
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On Saturday 11th February saw a number of the AFA boys make their debut in Seniors Football playing for Nerang Soccer Club against Burleigh Heads Soccer Club. Sam did an awesome job down the side, Dion won the ball on a number of occasions, and Gaby had a number of good runs down the pitch. Juan one of our AFA coaches played alongside the lads, his fast and accurate kicking got Nerang out of trouble several times. It was great to see from the side lines.
As a spectator, I got to hear the 'sideline' noise and both sides felt the boys held their own and did a very good job. It was mentioned a few times that last year when they played against this team Nerang got 'flogged' 5-0, the score on Saturday 1-0 to Burleigh.
A chat after the game with a Burleigh Senior Player said that he was 'impressed the the class of football the boys played'.
Congratulations to the boys and the AFA Coaching Team - you should be very pleased with yourselves.
From left to right: Dion, Juan, Sam and Gab