But for 12-year-old Jessica Caird, her date with destiny is just around the corner.
The talented Bardon resident has been selected in the Australian Vikings Under 12 team to tour New Zealand later this month.
“I didn’t think it would happen but it’s really good,” Caird said.
The St Peter’s Lutheran College student took up futsal, a version of indoor soccer, three years ago and has since progressed through all levels of the game to reach its pinnacle international competition.
“I love futsal and I also love outdoor soccer. It’s a good way to keep your skills up and it’s fun to play,” she said.
Now that she has a taste of international futsal, Caird is keen to progress further in both forms of the game and hopefully one day follow in the footsteps of her idol, Matildas star Lisa DeVanna.
“I’d love to keep playing futsal and outdoor soccer, and improve in both and keep playing and having fun.”
The Australian Vikings Under 12 team leaves for New Zealand on March 23.
Source : Westside News
Published : 3/3/2009