GOOSEBERRY Hill Primary School student Sophia Korlat (11) is used to beating the boys at their own game and now the talented soccer player will represent WA at the Pacific School Games at Adelaide next week.
Sophia said she had been playing soccer since she was four years old.
“I really enjoy the competitiveness playing against the boys, and beating them most of the time,” she said.
“It felt awesome to be selected for the under-12s team especially because I fractured my foot after the first trial, so I wasn’t sure if I would make it.
“Once I found out that my name was on the team list, I was very happy.
“I’m really enjoying playing with other girls my age who enjoy soccer as much as I do.
“I play for Forrestfield United Soccer Club who have helped me with fundraising for my trip to Adelaide.”
Sophia said it was her dream to play professionally.
“It has been my obsession since I was little to play for the Matildas and Perth Glory one day,” she said,
“I also enjoy playing cricket in the backyard with my brothers, and mountain bike riding, but soccer is the only sport that I love and the only one I play competitively.
“I love the skills that are required to play the game and I really enjoy the tactics on how to outsmart the opposition.”