Newington College students had the unique opportunity to experience an afternoon of coaching and interaction with the former England and Liverpool legendary player, John Barnes. Courtesy of Alcatel’s recent announcement of a Communications partnership with Liverpool F.C. and CEO, Sam Skontos desire to host the event at Newington, the boys were treated to a superb Sunday evening of Football exercises, coaching and advice from John.
The once brilliant left winger of worldwide fame (he scored a wonder goal against Brazil in the Maracana and is still revered today) gave the boys words of wisdom when dribbling and showed glimpses of his mesmerising ability to beat opponents. Thereafter John presented all the boys with a Certificate and a medal. Alcatel provided all the boys with a full Liverpool replica kit, football and kit bag. John spent considerable time with all the boys, parents, families and Liverpool supporters after the event and his contagious good humour, warmth towards the boys and ability to mix freely with all ages was very much appreciated. John was assisted by Liverpool Academy coaches from Lismore, NSW, Jamie and Zac. Thanks go especially to Alactel for organising a sporting experience which will live long in the memory.
Mr Brian McCarthy
Director of Football