Chilly conditions for kids soccer

On 20/01/2019 by admin

CHAMPS: Young local Robe lads Mason Keane, Ben Carroll, Raj Legoe and Jimmy Murch were selected to represent the Mid South East Region in Adelaide from June 20-25.Enthusiasm and opportunity abounded as the Mid South-East was proudly represented in the SAPSASA soccer competition held in Adelaide recently. A Mid South-East boys team was joined by a combined Mid South-East / Lower South-East girls team that was able to come together just two weeks before the competition. The week consisted of 10 games for each team in a round-robin competition format.
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The boys’ team consisted of 14 representing Penola Primary, Mary MacKillop Memorial School, Robe Primary and Beachport Primary.

The team was made up of students who played their first ever game on the opening Monday. It was a steep learning curve to prepare the students for the coming week, learning the intricacies of game play, as well as the rules and tactics unique to soccer.

The week presented weather conditions that had even the most hardened South-Easterner chilled to their bones. High winds and driving rain characterised the opening day and the weather conditions barely improved for the week. However, this did not dampen the spirits of the players. Every player committed to learning and putting their best efforts forward for the team.

The team grew enormously in confidence and skill as the week progressed. The passing game, knowledge of positions and tactical awareness was evident in both teams. Their dogged determination in defence and team play when attacking was indicative of the character of all players representing the South-East. By the end of the week the boys came away with many games that could have gone either way.

Coach Julian Rebellato was thrilled with the way that the teams played together and individuals developed throughout the week, emphasising that the real success came in the ways that the students bonded, played for each other and were able to experience and learn a game that is shared by millions of people globally. The support from parents and exemplary behaviour from the team made it a memorable SAPSASA carnival.

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