Muscat mentors Casey Comets youngsters

On Wednesday morning two promising young footballers were lucky enough to have a mentoring session with club legend, Kevin Muscat.

On Wednesday morning two promising young footballers were lucky enough to have a mentoring session with club legend, Kevin Muscat.

Michael Tucci and Anthony Santoro from Casey Comets FC watched on as the Victory boys were put through their paces in a grueling morning training session at Gosch-s Paddock.

Michael and Anthony both played U14A last season and will be making the substantial jump to U18A in 2012.

After training Kevin was more than happy to give up some time out of his busy schedule to share some of his knowledge of the round ball game with the two aspiring young footballers.

The boys were ecstatic about meeting Kevin, and gained a lot from the experience. "Talking to Kevin gave us an excellent idea about what it takes to become a professional footballer. It's not just about training; you need to perform at school as well. School-s extremely important, as it can act as a diversion from football,” said Michael.

Kevin outlined his own career pathway from the age of 14. "I started at Green Gully, before moving onto St. George, where I started playing senior football at the age of 16, I was still at school at the time."

Kevin stressed that commitment was paramount in becoming a professional footballer. "Hard work - from the time you start right up until you hang up your boots. How your career unravels is a mystery, but the one thing I can guarantee you is that you will need to work extremely hard to make it to the top."

Kevin-s chat with the Comet boys was another great example of Melbourne Victory-s continuing work within the broader community.