Dion is a 7-year-old girl who has a passion for playing football with her friends and dreams of one playing for the Matildas. She started playing at Eschol Park FC at the age of 5 and joined the Association Development Program (ADP) in 2021 and continued in 2022. In 2022 she also played in Eschol Park FC’s M-SAP U8 team. Dion has always been a talented player, but was looking for a program that could challenge her and help her reach her potential.
That’s when Dion’s parents found out about the ADP from Macarthur Football Association. The ADP is a 20-week program that provides boys and girls aged U5-U13 the opportunity to develop their technical skills in a program designed to help kids enjoy football and maximise their potential.
Dion joined the ADP and enrolled in the Monday evening session at Lynwood Park. There, she was excited to learn from the friendly and qualified coaches who made the training sessions fun and engaging. She developed her core skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and defending in a supportive training environment. She also participated in game nights where she could apply what she learned in real match situations.
Dion saw a significant improvement in her skills over the course of the program. She became more confident on the ball, more creative in her play, and more effective in her team. Dion also had lots of fun playing football and made new friends along the way. She even got noticed by the Macarthur rep teams and is now playing for the U10 Girls Skill Acquisition Program (GSAP) team for Macarthur Rams FC.
Dion is very happy with her progress and grateful for the ADP. Dion’s mum says: “The ADP has helped Dion take her football skills to the next level. She learnt so much from the coaches and the other players. They made Dion feel welcome and challenged her to do her best. Dion is now even more confident and happy when she’s playing football with Macarthur Rams FC. I would recommend the ADP to anyone who’s child loves football and wants to improve their skills and have fun.”
The ADP is open for registration for 2023. If you want to follow Dion’s footsteps and join the program, click on the link below to register now!