PERTH Glory recruit and Socceroos winger Chris Ikonomidis shared his determination to become a soccer star with Northern Redbacks Women’s Soccer Club in Balga on Sunday.
The 23-year-old, who joined the Glory from Western Sydney Wanderers in September, attended the Redbacks’ junior presentation day on October 14 as part of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.
The club was awarded the chance to spend time with a famous athlete after it won the Good Sports’ Take the Lead competition ahead of hundreds of sporting organisations across Australia.
The program is as a preventative health initiative that helps clubs like the Redbacks implement strategies around alcohol, management, tobacco and safe transport.
Ikonomodis said Good Sports supported local clubs to build more family-friendly environments.
Club president Tony Mullen said the visit was a fantastic finish to the season.
“The club was thrilled to have Chris attend our junior presentation day,” he said,
“We want the absolute best for our players and Good Sports is helping us to achieve that.”
Alcohol and Drug Foundation WA manager Greg Williams said the club was a good role model in community sport.
“By implementing a range of Good Sports policies, the club has shown it really cares about the health and wellbeing of its members,” she said.
“The Good Sports team is here to guide clubs through the free program, making it easier for already busy volunteers to implement.”
For information, visit http://goodsports.com.au.