October 20, 2022 By Cyrille Ndongo-Keller Off

Newsletter T4/W3

Dear Parents,

We are counting down till the 1st game of the World Cup kicking off next month. What a great moment it will be for our kids to watch the opening ceremony, games and the final. From what I am hearing some families are planning to travel to Qatar to watch live games. How exciting…!

The second week of term 4 was a very good one for training with more families returning from their holiday break.

We are introducing the Before Training Technical Perfection Program with the aim to support players individually with their technical development. We plan to run the program from 3.45-4.15 before training sessions for players of all abilities. We will also be looking at continuing with our Saturday afternoon Elite Program for the Advanced Academy players including keeper training.

We are introducing the Before Training Technical Perfection Program with the aim to support players individually with their technical development. We plan to run the program from 3.45-4.15 before training sessions for players of all abilities. We will also be looking at continuing with our Saturday afternoon Elite Program for the Advanced Academy players including Keeper Training. Simply send an email to training@mongofootball.com if you would like your child to take part in one of the program. The programs will run 1 term at a time. 

It is has been encouraging to witness first hand the gradual development of players during Saturday Mini Soccer. Players are showing a high sense of creativity and using their intuition to find football solutions. To see them arrive on Saturdays full of enthusiasm and motivation eager to play is very refreshing. 

Mini Soccer will continue this Saturday. Please make sure you arrive 30mins prior to your kick off time to make sure your child can warm up and start the game in good spirit. 

See you on the field. 

Cheers

Cyrille

Snubbed again, what more does Kerr have to do to win the Ballon d’Or?

And the winner is … not Sam Kerr. Again. For the fourth year in a row, the Matildas skipper and Chelsea goal machine has been overlooked for football’s highest individual honour.

Any Australian fans who got up early on Tuesday to watch the Ballon d’Or ceremony live from Paris, hoping for a little glimpse of history, were left sobbing into their Weet-Bix. Kerr came third – again – behind Arsenal’s Beth Mead, as Barcelona’s Spanish wizard Alexia Putellas won the women’s trophy for the second successive year. Karim Benzema took out the men’s equivalent, becoming just the second player outside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win it since 2008.