It is with great pleasure that we announce that our player, who started at our Helping Kids Football Centre, have made their first international signing.
Cristhian Garcia, who initially came to our Olympiacos Melbourne Helping Kids Football Centre, has just signed with Cypriot club, Olympias Lympia. Cristhian will now proceed to completing his medical before he begins his first game.
All staff and teammates are beyond delighted with the results achieved. When Cristhian came to us, he was priced out of club sports and unable to find the place to have an equal opportunity. When joining us, he received the same opportunity that inevitably gave him the chance to reach elite sport level.
CEO Steve Papadopoulos said “We are over the moon with the results from Cristhian. At 31 years of age, and with a young family, he remained committed and wanted to achieve his dream. We aim to help anyone that comes to our centre, no matter their age or circumstance. It’s the equal opportunity we give to everyone that’s what matters to us”.
Christhian came to the Olympiacos Melbourne – Helping Kids Football Centre after migrating to Melbourne from overseas. He found a place of refuge, surrounded by coaches and teammates who cared for him as a person. This allowed him to grow as a person as well as proceed through our initiatives and improve his skill.
On completion of the Helping Kids Football Centre, Cristhian proceeded to our Football Improvement Centre where he improved his skills to play better for his team.
His passion continued to grow where he became committed to playing professional football in Europe.
“Thank you Olympiacos Melbourne, I could not have done it without your help”, stated Cristhian.
We wish Cristhian all the best in his medical and look forward to seeing him realise his professional dream.
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