Ready for the big stage

Ready for the big stage

The 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 junior 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, which 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.

Call Ian Bardsley on 0403 453 361 or email ianbardsley@gmail.com.

The team: Jack Bardsley, Jack Barron, Jerone Downie, Alon Ridgard, Matt Tissiman, Cameron Chambers, Daniel Pearce, Dara Dabiri, Jackson Pethic, T�o Brown, Tom Simpson, Simba Makotsa, Jarad Evans, Tim Schilperoort, Harrison Hayes and Roshan Gilbert.