Monday, 28 January 2008 5:06 PM
South Melbourne FC is pleased to announce that the Qantas Socceroos will be using Bob Jane Stadium as their training base in the lead-up to February’s World Cup 2010 qualifier against Qatar.
Bob Jane Stadium has undergone extensive ground works over the past year and can now boast to be amongst the best playing surfaces in Victoria.
South Melbourne club Secretary and Venue director George Koukoulas, was upbeat about the Socceroos presence and continued venue use:
“It will be fantastic to have the Socceroos at BJS.
The club will be doing everything it can to assist Pim Verbeek and our boys to properly prepare them for Qatar and any future Socceroo games.
SMFC members and sponsors should take great pride knowing that their contribution and support aids in ensuring that a facility like BJS is properly utilized, not only for local football requirements but also national teams and other sporting codes”
South Melbourne has played a significant role in the development of many Socceroos over the past 50 years.
The club is excited that it can further continue to play a role in assisting the national team, both on and off the field.
At the present time, the FFA have indicated that the sessions will be conducted behind closed doors, however it is recommended to check www.smfc.com.au and the FFA website for any changes, should they occur.