Thursday, September 25, 2014

Melbourne Victory press the flesh in Hobart

Photo:  KGV Park was alive with kids and Melbourne Victory players this evening [PlessPix]

Melbourne Victory pressed the flesh in Hobart today following their arrival yesterday for their annual one-week stay.
They began today with a training session at North Hobart Oval and finished with a kids’ clinic at KGV Park, attended by 200 youngsters.
Last night, Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat attended a coaches’ seminar attended by several dozen local coaches.
Photo:  200 youngsters played small-sided games at KGV Park this afternoon [PlessPix]

At lunch-time today, Football Federation Tasmania hosted a lunch for the visiting squad at The Black Buffalo Hotel in North Hobart.
Star striker Besart Berisha, Leigh Broxham and Jason Geria visited the children’s ward at the Royal Hobart Hospital early this afternoon.
Berisha, 29, an Albanian international, transferred from Brisbane Roar to Melbourne Victory this year.
He won two A-League championships with Brisbane Roar and won the A-League Golden Boot award in the 2011-2012 season.
Berisha has played 17 times for Albania, scoring one goal.
Photo:  Besart Berisha at KGV Park this evening [PlessPix]

He has also played for Tennis Borussia Berlin in Germany, AaB and Horsens in Denmark, Hamburger SV in the German Bundesliga, Rosenborg (Norway) and Arminia Bielefeld (Germany) before joining Brisbane Roar in the A-League.
Hamburger SV sold him to Burnley but injury meant he did not play a competitive game for the English club.
Socceroo striker Archie Thompson made an appearance at Specsavers store in the city this afternoon.
Photo:  Mark Milligan signs autographs at KGV Park tonight [PlessPix]

Tomorrow, the team will train at North Hobart Oval from 10am-11am, while at 1pm, Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan, Kosta Barbarousas, Adrian Leijer and Nathan Coe will be in The Mall in the centre of Hobart.
At 2pm, Andrew Nabbout, Leigh Broxham and Gui Finkler will visit Campbell Town Primary School.
Sydney FC arrive in Hobart on Saturday at 3.55pm.
On Sunday, Tasmania will play Melbourne Victory Youth at 12.15pm at North Hobart Oval, while Melbourne Victory take on Sydney FC at 3pm.
Photo:  Melbourne Victory players signing autographs for Tasmanian youngsters today [PlessPix]
Photo:  Archie Thompson signs autographs today [PlessPix]

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