By playing in the National school titles last year, at Danendong, Gavin was selected in the “All Start” team and then invited to take part in this scholarship, offered only to the best players in the country. Young Gavin started his carrer when he attended the Trials for the Under 16 Vic squad that was to travel to Surfers Paradise for the National titles in January 2006. He was successful in this trial and participated in the nationals. The squad finished first in the round robin stage winning 7 of their 8 games. They “ran out of legs” and were defeated by South Australia in the Semi Final.
After this Gavin and a group of friends participated in an open men’s tournament at Box Hill where the team of 15, 16 & 17 year olds won the competition and Gavin also won player of the final.
Gavin participated at the January 2007 National titles where he once again represented Victoria in the U19’s squad.
In the October of 2007 Gavin captained the Vic. City under 19’s team in the Australasian Schools Championships. This team finished first in the round robin stage and managed to win through the semi’s after some very hard fought games to meet New Zealand in the Grand Final. N.Z. had been the only team to defeat them in the round robin. The game was all square at the end of regulation time and went into golden goal extra time. With only 10 seconds left on the clock Gavin took a free kick from his own side of half way putting the ball in the back of the net to end a truly great grand final and give his team the win. Gavin also picked up an “All Star” award along with 3 other of his team mates.
Gavin represented Vic again in January 2008 in the National Titles when the team finished top of their group in the round robin stage but lost in the quarter finals when the team under estimated their opposition.
Gavin has played outdoor soccer for Knox City Soccer Club from Under 7’s through to Seniors over a period of 12 years. He played in Super League sides in U13’s, U14’s, U15’s & Under 16’s. He currently plays for the Knox City Senior ranks making regular appearance’s in the first’s.
Source : Vikings Futsal
Published : 26/6/2008