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Tour 2015 - all smiles at AIA family day

Posted on 30 May 2015  - 07:00

It was case of smiling faces, fun football and meeting an Aussie Rules legend as our players paid a visit to our principle partner AIA's family day in Sydney on Saturday morning.

Eric with youngsters at AIA's family dayJan aims for the targetNabil showed his table-tennis skillsAFL legend Shane Crawford with Hugo LlorisHigh fives from Kyle Walker-PetersOssie and Don hit the table-football boardOssie with ShaneTom and Nabil with a young fan

Hugo Lloris, Nabil Bentaleb, Tom Carroll, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker-Peters were joined by our legendary midfielder and Club Ambassador Ossie Ardiles and members of the board at the event in the grounds of the famous Sydney Cricket Ground.

Ossie was joined by another former legend and friend, Don McAllister, now based in Australia while Shane Crawford, AFL all-time great who won top honours for his club Hawthorn and now TV pundit, was also there to film with the players and Ossie.

Our Global Coaching Team set-up a number of football-based activities and a great time was had by all.

Asked about the Tour and our reception in Sydney, Eric said: "The reception we've had since we stepped off the plane has been amazing. We couldn't believe how many people were at the airport to greet us!

"It just goes to show the great support we have here in Australia and around the world."

Speaking about our Sydney Harbour Bridge climb on Thursday, Hugo added: "It was amazing to see Sydney by night and to share the moment with my friends at Spurs was a special experience."

Jan concluded: "We'd all like to say a big 'thanks' for our wonderful reception and we're all looking forward to the game against Sydney."

Below: Eric takes control in the ball court


Below: Nabil, Hugo, Don, Eric, Tom, Kyle and Jan at the AIA family day with Sydney Cricket Ground in the background