Mindarie apprentice soccer coach a finalist in WA Training Awards

Danny Hennessey-O'Shea (Mindarie) year 12 from SEDA Senior Secondary College. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Danny Hennessey-O'Shea (Mindarie) year 12 from SEDA Senior Secondary College. Photo: Martin Kennealey

MINDARIE teenager Danny Hennessey-O’Shea’s goal is to play for glory in professional soccer.

“That’s the dream – I hope one day I can play at a professional level,” he said.

The 17-year-old has been playing soccer since he was a young boy and started playing seriously when he moved to Australia about eight years ago.

“It become more than just a game,” the Joondalup United player said.

Danny has been working with Perth Glory at soccer clinics in schools, including Yokine and Pearsall primary schools, as part of his training with Seda Senior Secondary Education on behalf of North Metropolitan TAFE.

His training journey has given him experience in the industry he loves and he received a scholarship for students who achieve academically and give to their community.

“The thing I’ve enjoyed most is being actively involved in the community,” Danny said.

“We are working with the next generation of athletes.”

Danny is a finalist in for the school-based apprentice of the year category in the WA Training Awards.

Winners announced on September 28 may be eligible to compete against the nation’s best at the Australian Training Awards later in the year.

There are 29 individual finalists in the WA awards, which highlight the achievements of apprentices, trainees, VET students, training organisations and employers.