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Local junior soccer players will have the chance to enhance their skills, with the Australian Youth Football Institute coming to the region.

Coaches at the Institute were impressed by the quality and enthusiasm of local juniors at a three-day clinic held a few months ago.

As a result the AYFI are conducting courses outside of their base in Sydney for the first time in their ten-year history.

The Lake Ainsworth Sport & Recreation Centre in Lennox Head will play host to the clinics, which are open to juniors from six to 16 years.

The Skills and Drills Development Program is being held each Sunday until December 14 and will be conducted by the Institute’s head coach George Lazarou.

Lazarou played in the National Soccer League with Sydney Olympic and is well qualified, holding an Asia B Licence.

‘We were impressed with what we saw up here a few months ago, and we’re hoping to have regular courses in the region by next year,’ he said.

The introduction of the Institute was aided by Lazarou’s contact with Lennox Head premier league coach Troy Taylor.

‘Troy helped us understand the area and the need for this sort of support for promising players up here, so we’re looking forward to helping them reach their full potential,’ said Lazarou.

For bookings and further details about the clinic call George on 9746 5303 or visit the Institute’s website at www.ayfi.com.au.


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