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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 21st 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 22, 2009 37 SPORT Star shares skills Andrea Icardi ANDREW PRENTICE HE played against Maradona, Pele and Zico and now Andrea Icardi will pass on his expertise to a select bunch of talented junior footballers. After being scouted by Italian giants AC Milan at the age of 10, Icardi spent seven years in the youth team before being elevated to the senior squad in 1980. Icardi then played at Serie A clubs Atalanta, Lazio and Verona before moving to Australia in 1993 where he had a guest stint with former National League club Marconi Stallions. Icardi fell in love with the lifestyle and vowed to return. He relocated with his wife and three children in January last year and couldn't be happier. ''The quality of life is fantastic and I felt it was the ideal place to raise my family,'' he said. ''Giving my kids the opportunity to learn a new language and experience a unique culture always appealed to me. ''We are very happy here and proud to call Australia home.'' Icardi has established the AC Milan Academy and from February will base himself out of the Sydney Academy of Sport. Those invited to train will engage in skills' sessions or be a part of the academy. Goalkeeping sessions will also be run as will specific programs for girls. ''It is exciting to think I will play a role in the develop- ment of young players,'' Icardi said. ''When I first came to Australia the game was a bit behind in terms of players' technical ability and tactical awareness, but from what I've seen recently the players are getting better. ''I have watched a few games in the A-League and have been impressed. The players are very athletic and play an attractive style of football.'' He also admitted he is a fan of Socceroo Lucas Neill. ''He had a great World Cup in Germany and has improved since then,'' he said. For more details on the clinics visit www.acmilansoccerschool.com.au or call Rosie on 0415 903 249. AN AC Milan Soccer School will open in Sydney Olympic Park in February. A free academy trial and information day will take place this Friday from 9am to noon. There are programs for boys and girls aged seven to 14 years. Golfers tee off in top field TWO Inner West golfers are among the contenders for this year's $125,000 Women's NSW Open at Oatlands Golf Club. The championship will be played from Friday to Sunday and has attracted an impressive field of players. Homebush West's Kasey Henshaw and Homebush's Sarah Oh will be playing against other elite golfers from Australia, New Zealand, France, Sweden, England, Spain, Scotland, Canada and Japan. Oh, who was the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Rookie of Season 2007/2008, lost to the 45-year-old English professional Laura Davies last year. But Oh is set to take on Davies again. 7201K WK30 Proudly sponsored by Joe Zammit Heavy Haulage Contractor & JD Distribution Mobile: 0419 416 179 & 0419 979 643 MICHAEL M URUKALO International Coach Tel: 0410 109 989 Email: email@example.com INTER LIONS FC MMU International Coaching Present DATE January 19th to 23rd TIME 9:30am to 1:30pm VENUE Greenlees Park, Ian Parade, Concord BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL COACHING FEE $185.00 EACH Fees include • Football • Football T-Shirt • Drinks • BBQ on last day at camp for participants and parents January Football Camp Payment Method: Cheques only Cheques payable to: Inter Lions Soccer Club, 3 King St, Concord West. 2138 2100060i iww wk29 ABBOTSFORD JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB 2009 SEASON REGISTRATION Under 6 through to Over 35's Sunday February 1st and 8th 1.00pm to 5.00pm Henry Lawson Community Hall -- Abbotsford Public School Email registration available to returning 2008 AJFC players Additional information Web: www.ajfc.net.au/registration/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2024128i iww wk30 For more information or registration details, please visit: ww.ryde.basketball.net.au or call 02 9686 9908 NEW RYDE BULLS Wednesday Night Competitions starting March 4th 2009 Mixed Basketball, Men's Basketball & Women's Basketball Located @ Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre @ 2090392i iww wk30 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Thai Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts
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