Hard work pays off for soccer girls

Members of the Foundation Christian College girls’ soccer team.
Members of the Foundation Christian College girls’ soccer team.

College principal Andrew Newhouse is pleased for the students, as their success this season is a classic result of a balanced lifestyle.

‘Many of the students from the team are also doing well at school and being rewarded by this win shows that with a work/sport balance they can achieve at sport and academically,’ he said.

Matilda’s coach Paul Willemse said that aside from the win, a highlight was watching the girls come together as a team.

‘We had about five players who had never played soccer before, and to go on to win the league, shows how passionate they were,’ he said.

‘The team had a good pre-season.

‘We started one week before competition and had a training camp during the April school holidays to get fit, work on playing together as a team, passing the ball, playing the ball wide, just like the professional teams.

‘They worked so hard, showed up for training. The team spirit was just so good. I couldn’t stop them.’