GOOD KICK: Matthew Primiano, 10, and Jade Bates, 12, with former Socceroo Jim Fraser at a coaching clinic at the Southern Cross Football Centre.
GOOD KICK: Matthew Primiano, 10, and Jade Bates, 12, with former Socceroo Jim Fraser at a coaching clinic at the Southern Cross Football Centre. Mireille Merlet

Former Socceroo mentors juniors at Lismore soccer clinic

NORTHERN Rivers soccer juniors have been treated to a three-day clinic hosted by former Socceroo and FFA Hall of Fame inductee Jim Fraser.

The clinic, held at the Southern Cross Football Centre in Lismore, concludes today with sessions aimed at helping local kids reach their football aspirations.

"As a regional area it's under-resourced with coaching so we were surprised with how good the venue is," Mr Fraser said.

"This is an opportunity to get out there and have a look to see if we can help these kids develop a career path."

Young football hopeful Jade Bates, 12, enjoyed learning from Mr Fraser.

"The best thing was learning new skills and taking them back to our clubs and teaching all of our friends," Jade said.

Mr Fraser said watching the development of football abilities, social skills and leadership skills was the most rewarding part of being a coach.

Mr Fraser also held a coaching seminar last night at the football centre for aspiring coaches in the area.


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