Different hues of Forrestdale
SAMSON Primary School has one of the biggest international sporting names among their alumni.
But as former student and international soccer superstar Sam Kerr prepares to represent Australia in FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, current students took markers to a brand new Hyundai to write messages of support for Kerr and her teammates.
The students were among the first to write their well wishes on the car, which will travel around Australia collecting messages before finding its way back to the Matildas before their World Cup campaign begins.
“Goal Girls, good luck from WA”, “Good luck girls, we believe in you, bring it home Matildas” and “Go Matildas! win the World Cup!” were among the notes left.
Marion Burt from Samson Primary School said they were proud of everything Kerr had achieved since graduating in 2005.
“We are all very proud of her achievements and wish the team every success under Samantha’s leadership; we know she has the skills to lead them to victory,” she said.
“We are looking forward to seeing a few more back flips that she perfected on our school oval.”
Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop said the messages would provide the players with a morale boost.
“It’s not easy to travel overseas and play at such a high level in unfamiliar territory, but our team will be well prepared for their Group C challenges against Italy, Brazil, and Jamaica,” he said. GAZETTE photographer Jon Hewson spent some time in Forrestdale recently and took these shots from around the suburb.
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