MAGS’ top footballers have taken part in a Melbourne Victory Pathways Development Camp that could open up opportunities in the A-League.
The camp consisted of three days training delivered by Melbourne Victory FC (MVFC) coaching staff and overseen by Football Pathways Manager Gareth Turnbull.
Beyond the football training sessions, players also participated in workshops with A-League men and women players and coaches, and gained an insight into the academy with academy management. There were also coaches workshops.
Some players also participated in an identification match, where the Mount Albert Grammar 1st XI took on a MVFC invitational selection. The game was live-streamed back to the academy management, where future academy opportunities could be afforded to high-performing trialists.
MAGS Director of Football Peter Smith said, “It was great to once again see our partnership come to fruition with a Melbourne Victory presence in New Zealand at Mount Albert Grammar School after the disruptions caused by Covid.”
“The purpose and intentions of the Future Pathways camp, the Identification game and the coaches workshop were clear to see with all involved receiving a satisfying and meaningful football experience from the Victory coaching staff.
Both MVFC and MAGS will continue to work closely over coming months as MAGS embeds the MVFC Academy curriculum and philosophy, while aiming to take our football academy to play a series of games in Melbourne in the near future.
You can read more about the development of the partnership here