Passion for the game

Young soccer star Orton Raumati has been selected for the Perth Glory U14 team. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d410858
Young soccer star Orton Raumati has been selected for the Perth Glory U14 team. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d410858

His passion for the game has landed him a nomination in this year’s HBF Junior Sports Heroes competition.

Orton has been selected to play for the Perth Glory U14 team next season and will train three to four times a week.

He is also registered with the Skills Acquisition Program (SAP), which is run by Football West, and plays soccer |for the Rockingham U12 side.

The youngster recently travelled to Queensland with SAP and was the top goal scorer for WA.

Orton told the Courier his favourite thing about the game was being part of a team.

‘I like meeting new people and travelling to different places, like Tasmania and Brisbane,’ he said.

‘I hope that in the future I will be selected to play at a professional level.’

Orton will attending Safety Bay Senior High School next year after his selection into the school’s prestigious soccer academy.