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July 12, 2019

Eating appropriately after training is one of the most important parts of a junior footballer’s diet. After a big day of school, followed by training, their muscles are likely feeling tired!

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September 12, 2017

Before we get into the sports nutrition specifics, lets just recap some basic healthy eating messages that really form the foundation of a junior footballer diet.

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When it comes to eating after a game or training session one of the key things is to make sure you have food available. This can be tricky, especially if you have more than one child training for sport after school and lead a busy lifestyle.

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A night all about junior development

Here’s what happens when seven likeminded, passionate individuals get together to talk about their fields of expertise: You get a highly informative evening all about Creating Athletes.

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Choc, banana and raspberry muffins

This recipe is one of Tony Vidmar’s (former Socceroo) family favs. His partner Patrice makes these for their two kids for really busy training weeks.

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Kids can often become dehydrated quicker than adults as they aren’t able to regulate their body temperature as well. This means that drinking regularly throughout the day is an important habit for them to get in to.

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Winners! Sydney recap 2017

August 1, 2017

11 CFA U12 players were selected to participate in a Sydney football tour which included an elite tournament and friendly matches against three of the biggest NSW NPL clubs in an epic 7-day Sydney football trip.

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Game Day Nutrition

Fuelling and hydrating for a morning game starts the day before. Use this time to offer meals and snacks based on quality carbohydrates and encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids.

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Is “The Pathway” working?

March 1, 2017

THERE has been much debate over the years whether our ­national football curriculum is working.
Our national youth teams haven’t qualified for the Olympics since 2008 nor created any game-breakers since it’s inception.

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Halfway mark

January 10, 2017

AS we move into the second half of the season, some fans will hope that 2017 will bring a fresh start, a new vigour and a little spark that may give their team the slightest glimmer of hope to get back on track.

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