The girls in Coolum’s under-13 (1) soccer team like achieving goals.
In fact, they have scored around 200 goals in their last 15 matches.
Their defence is not too shabby either, considering they have not had one goal scored against them during the whole 2008 season of football.
But what makes this team even more remarkable is that it is not a team that has been “stacked” with hotshots.
The team is a combination of experienced players as well as newcomers to the sport.
Georgia Harries had never played soccer before the start of this season, now she plays alongside New South Wales soccer and futsal representative Claire Glackin, and Megan Rowley, another new arrival on the Sunshine Coast who has played soccer for New South Wales.
Every player has been a vital ingredient in the team’s success this season.
The girls love football so much they want to compete in the annual Gold Coast Champions Cup – the largest international tournament of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
Coach, Sava Ljubisavljevic, would dearly love to give the girls the chance to compete in the Champions Cup, which will be held during the September school holidays.
He believes they have a real chance at taking out the title.
But the cost of entering the cup and accommodating the team on the Gold Coast is substantial, so the team is hoping local businesses or community groups will pitch in and help.
Sava said the Gold Coast Champions Cup was an opportunity to show the football world what Coolum’s youngsters were capable of.
“The Coolum Under 13 (1) Girls team would love the chance to put Coolum’s name on the international football map, and with the support of our Coolum community, perhaps they can do just that,” he said.
CAN YOU HELP?
If any businesses, community groups or individuals are able to help get the girls to the Gold Coast Champions Cup, contact coach Sava on 0417 719 597.
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