Dif­fer­ent hues of For­rest­dale

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

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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