How some of football’s biggest names are taking the game into the community

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Some of the biggest names in New Zealand football have thrilled more than 90 children by organising a fun-filled outdoor session during a visit to their school.

Year 7-8 children at Mount Roskill Intermediate School were shown what skills are possible when visited by former All Whites Ivan Vicelich and Kris Bright and Football Fern Rosie White.

Their March 11 visit was part of Auckland City FC’s Football in Communities initiative, in partnership with Sport Auckland.

The children watched demonstrations of skill and played mini-games organised by some of the best players in the country.

To their delight, the children also learned the student teacher doing her training in Room 19 was none other than Alyssa Golding, another footballer who has played for Central United, Three KIngs United and Eastern Suburbs.

As the school explained on their Facebook page: “It wasn’t long before we got her out of the classroom and onto the fields to show us her skills as well!”

The school was thrilled by the visit.

“It was an incredible opportunity for our students to take part in. The students were buzzing with excitement from the experience.”

Two girls went home with new football boots, donated and signed by Rosie White.

Main photo: White talks to students from Mt Roskill Intermediate.

White playing for New Zealand. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

Photo gallery

Here are some of the images from the session that have been shared by the school and ACFC through their social media channels:

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