Bonnyrigg Heights’ Futsal star receives top award (NSW)

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Bonnyrigg Heights' Doris Osman (pictured) is a member of the NSW under-14 girls' futsal team that claimed the national championships recently. She also plays futsal for the West City Crusaders. Picture: Wesley Lonergan

Bonnyrigg Heights' Doris Osman (pictured) is a member of the NSW under-14 girls' futsal team that claimed the national championships recently. She also plays futsal for the West City Crusaders. Picture: Wesley Lonergan

Some may say that Doris Osman was born to play soccer that it’s in the family genes.

Her father Erkin represented Australia in indoor soccer from 1983-94, including four world cup appearances.

In a sport predominantly played with the feet, it isn’t a bad thing for his 14-year-old daughter to be following in his footsteps.

The girl from Bonnyrigg Heights is leaving her own mark on the sport, especially after her golden performance at the recent National Futsal Championships at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

The Cecil Hills High School student left the championships with three major accomplishments to her name. She scored three goals and helped guide the NSW under-14 team to its first ever championship with a convincing 6-0 win over the ACT in the final.

“It was good to win this year because last year we finished second after losing the grand final,” Doris said.

Her brilliant display in the final led to her second accomplishment of the tournament; winning the most valuable player of the final award.

But if you were to measure the potential and ability of this rising star, it would be by her final achievement.

Doris was voted the most valuable player of the championship by opposition coaches, outclassing players from across Australia to win the prestigious award. “I couldn’t believe it when they called my name out as the most valuable player,” Doris said.

“I was shocked but really happy at the same time.”

Despite her love for the indoor version of the game, Doris is hoping to leave her mark on grass in years to come.

The Marconi junior has her sights set on the newly formed W-League and a contract with the sky blue of Sydney FC.

Source : Fairfield City Champion
By : Michael Chammas
Published : 21/1/2009

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