THE Academy have arrived in Australia for their tour and we will bring news on and off the field as the stars of the future develop.
Mike Rush, Head of Youth at the Club, writes:
The team of 29 players and 11 staff have arrived safe and sound in sunny Sydney. The flight was a good one with all the players getting their body clocks on to the new time zone with little problems. The team spent the first night eating pizza and getting a early night ready for the first session the following morning.
Placing the rooms together turned out to be one of the biggest problems with some of the young lads requesting to share with close friends; both Corey Lee and Lewis Foster were most disappointed that they couldn’t share a room or the same bed, many of the lads suggesting this was the first night they’ve been apart for years.
The players are already demonstrating their lack of common sense and we can see what we have in store….
I thought we would share some of the classic questions and comments to date:
Corey Lee: “Will we need passports for passports control?”
Matty Fozard: “Where are all the fish?” as we walked alongside the harbour and he looked into the water.
James Tilley (who is one of the best we have) asked: “Are the Weetabix made of the same stuff as back home?”
Jack Jones: “I don’t like toast it’s just like warm bread”
In the afternoon the players and staff took a trip around the Harbour and up into the city for Centre Point. As you can see some of the lads have the same fears like my goodself with a fear of heights; the bridge climb should be an experience in the last week.
The lads have been excellent to date with no problems on the first date and they have started the tour in a manner which is a credit to the club, their families and themselves.
More to follow…….
Many thanks to Bankwest Australia who kindly donated sponsorship for our tour bags. The picture is taken in the main bank with Matthew Morgan and staff from Bankwest.