Monday, 29 January 2007 10:32 AM
In recent times, South Melbourne FC has been fortunate enough to have had a few international sports stars acknowledge the club.
In October last year, Newcastle United great Alan Shearer conducted a coaching clinic on Bob Jane Stadium and was generous enough to pause for a photo with the South Melbourne scarf.
Also present in the photo with Alan are stadium director George Koukoulas, senior coach John Anastasiadis and assistant coach John Gabrielson.
Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis has risen in recent times to become one of the biggest up-and-coming talents in world tennis. Marcos’ determination and passion – along with an enormous and vocal support base – enabled him to reach the Australian Open final last year. In 2007, Marcos’ campaign was unfortunately ended in the second round, however that did not stop him from thanking all of his fans for their loyal support. Marco also kindly paused to have his photo taken with the South Melbourne scarf.
The South Melbourne family wishes Marco all the best for all tournaments that he will compete in in 2007 and looks forward to seeing him back in Melbourne for the 2008 Australian Open.
Picture by Con Fotiadis