THE Under 10 A Team from Ellenbrook United (EUFC) have gone from strength to strength this season, becoming one of the best clubs in WA.
The team took on its toughest competition last week when it played against one of the strongest teams – Carramar Football Club.
The team suffered a challenging season this year, but hit a turning point when it came up against Subiaco Football Club.
Coach Jack Fanari said prior to this game the club had never beaten Subiaco, but reaped the benefits of hard work and determination when they beat them 5-0.
He said the following weekend saw them come out again in force against Dianella Football Club, where their teamwork saw them win 9-0.
“The biggest challenge the team faced and has faced for the past two years was against their arch rivals Carramar Football Club,” he said.
Fanari and assistant coaches Todd Hews and Adam Levine worked hard this season in getting the players to believe they could win against Carramar and to walk out on to the pitch confident in their ability and in that of their team mates. Fanari said it was sheer determination and self-belief that got them across the line when they came head-to-head with the team.
“It was a very loud and exciting match, with a good turnout of family and friends who came to support the boys and brave the cold, brisk morning,” he said.
“Nevertheless, it was worth it because at the end of the 50 minutes the result was 2-1 for EUFC and, needless to say, the boys were ecstatic, proud and satisfied that all their hard work had paid off. They are a great group of boys who are more than just team mates, but rather close friends and that is evident when they are out on the pitch doing what they do best and what they love the most – playing soccer.
“Well done to the boys and also to all the coaches, assistants, their team co-ordinator and last, but definitely not least, thank you to the families who come out each Sunday and to each training session, rain, hail or shine to support our young boys.”