Brac­ing for big events

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Cal Looklo -

SUBIACO AFC’s un­der-15s team has been keep­ing an eye on their in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion via videos ahead of Cup No.1 in Den­mark and the Gothia Cup in Swe­den in July.

The group of 16 teenagers, in­clud­ing Har­ri­son Hayes, from Bent­ley, will be one of 2500 teams at the Gothia Cup – the world’s big­gest soc­cer tour­na­ment – and will be watched by more than 50,000 peo­ple at the open­ing cer­e­mony.

Cap­tain Jack Bard­s­ley (15) said he was look­ing for­ward to play­ing against some of the best teams in the world.

“We’ve seen videos of some of the other teams and we’ve heard from our coach that the qual­ity of play will be high, so it will be quite tough,” Bard­s­ley said.

He said the ex­pe­ri­ence would be good bond­ing for the Na­tional Pre­mier Leagues team that is based at Ros­alie Park.

It will cost $6000 each for the team and four adults, in­clud­ing coach Gerry McEwan, to at­tend the tour, so the club is seek­ing spon­sor­ship and host­ing sev­eral fundrais­ing events.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ian Bard­s­ley on 0403 453 361, or email ian­bard­s­ley@gmail. com.

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Alon Ridgard, Jack Bard­s­ley and Teo Brown.

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