Halla needs help to chase her soccer dream
KEWDALE’S Halla Harding (11) has been selected to represent Perth Soccer Club’s U12 boys team in the World Youth Cup in Sweden this July.
She has played the world game since the age of six and mum Trish Merson, who played soccer in the USA, is her coach.
Halla will be the only girl playing in her team and also out of the five teams from Perth Soccer Club going to the event, and will have her mum as her roommate. But she’s not daunted. “I am very excited to have the chance to represent my club, my state and my country in Sweden for the Gothia Cup. Soccer is such a great sport to play to help you get fit, make friends and become a leader on and off the pitch,” she said.
“I have played since I was six and hope to be better than my mom and play in the Olympics and for Michigan State University in the US.”
The motivated player is busy raising funds for the $3200 trip and has already received a $750 grant from the City of Belmont.
“As you can imagine, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and since I am the only girl, mom has to come as well so anything I can fundraise will help if you cannot give money,” she said.
If you can help with a donation to get Halla to Sweden, call Ms Merson on 0400 175 360.
Kewdale soccer player Halla Harding is the only girl in Perth Soccer Club teams heading to Sweden in July.