Scots Footballers get a kick from meeting Socceroos legend
It’s not every day football fans get the chance to get tips from a national legend, and boys at The Scots College were not about to miss the opportunity when Socceroos Captain Lucas Neill paid the school a visit.
The Socceroos’ skipper was in good spirits after a win against Saudi Arabia the previous night and shared his advice on what it takes to attain excellence and leadership with boys from Scots Senior Football, as well as favourite moments from his outstanding football career.
The ambassador for the football coaching academy, Mr Soccer, then took the Prep boys through a fun training session using an inflatable pitch. Developing skills and participating in a fun fitness environment was the aim of the session, which was facilitated by Director of Scots Football, Tony Canning, and Alex and Mark Robertson from Mr Soccer, who have joined the formidable Football coaching team at Scots.
Principal of The Scots College, Dr Ian Lambert, was on hand to meet and welcome the soccer hero. “Scots honours the learning adventures of boys,” Dr Lambert said. “At Scots we are proud to have such a fine quality Football Program encouraging boys to strive for excellence together. This approaching season, our 1sts Football team are keen to retain their title as reigning premiers of the prestigious GPS Association Football competition, and meeting a sportsman of the calibre of Lucas Neill inspires the boys to achieve the best they can.”
Dr Lambert wasn’t the only football fan to get a kick out of meeting the Socceroos captain. Lucas signed autographs and posed for photos at the end of the training session, making the event a highlight for more than one Scots boy.