Paul’s Spanish inquisition

Paul’s Spanish inquisition

Coaching staff invited the 17-year-old to international trials after noticing Zimarino during his team�s three-match tour of Spain in April.

The Dianella resident said it was a huge opportunity.

�I’ve been invited for an extended trial with the Real Valladolid International team,� Zimarino said.

�No matter what the end result is, it will help my football dramatically because I�ll be experiencing world class coaching and facilities day in, day out.�

The attacking midfielder started the year playing U18s but graduated to the U20s side after he returned from Spain.

Despite recovering from a torn quadricep, Inglewood United coach Michael Garcia added Zimarino to the senior side to play against Armadale earlier this month.

�It was a huge step up but I felt ready for the challenge,� Zimarino said.

�Considering how nervous I was and that I’m just getting back from five weeks out through injury, I was quite content with my performance.�

The Chisholm Catholic College student leaves for Spain on September 4.