Macarthur FC food truck to engage young fans

Macarthur FC coach Ante Milicic and Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic. Picture: Chris Lane
Macarthur FC coach Ante Milicic and Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic. Picture: Chris Lane

As the on-field side of Macarthur FC is slowly taking shape, the new club is also building its community side.

The Bulls recently unveiled their new food truck, which will be used as part of the club's Bulls in Schools program.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said in a video on the Macarthur FC Facebook page that the food truck was a great way for the club to engage the youngest fans in the region.

"The van will go [to schools] and players and staff will be there teaching skills and healthy eating," he said.

"Not ever kid will aspire to the A-League or to be a Matilda or a Socceroo, but this truck will provide the basics of a background in healthy eating, the importance of education and also physical activity."

Cr Brticevic said the food truck planned to visit all schools in the Macarthur region.

He said it allowed the community to have a great sense of ownership over their local club.

"It's very important, because it shows that this club is part of the community," he said.

Cr Btricevic also believes the truck will encourage youngsters to follow the Bulls.

"If this van is going to all the schools within Macarthur, then they'll have merchandise and there will be offerings," he said.

"The kids will go home and say, 'Mum and Dad, please, I want to be a Bulls member'.

"That grows the club, but also makes the club the fabric of the community."

More Macarthur FC information at macarthurfc.com.au.

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