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SOCCEROO Archie Thompson loves taking his own children to soccer training and weekend matches.

He’s now using his football knowledge to develop a program aimed at promoting soccer’s fun and enjoyment to other youngsters.

He was at Padua College in Mornington on Friday promoting his Archie Thompson School of Soccer, which is aimed at teenagers who are already playing at school or a club, or those keen to give soccer a try.

“I have often been approached to be part of holiday and after-school soccer programs, although I have never found the one that really fitted the way I thought it could be done,” he said.

“The game is bigger and better than that and I really wanted to put together something that was a terrific experience for the kids involved.”

The three-day program sees training and inspiration sessions from some of Australia’s top players, including Matilda’s captain Melissa Barbieri.

“I was keen to get started; hopefully we can find plenty of young people who are keen to get on-board or even get started with us,” Thompson said.

The soccer camp will be held at Padua College in the second week of the spring school holidays, 1-3 October. For details and registrations, go to or email thompson soccer 02-08-2013 cmyk by yanni 01


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