Team will be on the ball

Perth Junior Soccer Club players Jackson Ledridge (15), Anthony Topini (14) and Angelo Calasse (14). Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d418964
Perth Junior Soccer Club players Jackson Ledridge (15), Anthony Topini (14) and Angelo Calasse (14). Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d418964

The team was selected to compete for the second year in a row after winning last season’s under 14 local competition.

Seven teams from Australia and New Zealand are in the finals, with the winners earning the chance to play in Manchester later this year.

Coach Eric Marocchi said it would be a good opportunity for some of the club’s up and coming players to compete against the best juniors in Australia.

‘It will be good to see what level our boys are at,’ he said. ‘You never know what the competition will be like and the different skill level.’

Player Anthony Topini of Osborne Park is competing at the finals for a second year in a row.

He said he hoped his experience playing last year would help the team finish towards the top of the ladder.

More than 8000 teams are involved worldwide.