Michelle faces funding battle for her title dreams (QLD)

Redcliffe and Bayside Herald

Funds short ... futsal representative Michelle James, 15, of Kippa-Ring.

Funds short ... futsal representative Michelle James, 15, of Kippa-Ring.

Sporting dynamo Michelle James is desperate to attend the National School Futsal Championships in September, but may be forced to abandon her dreams because of finances.

The Clontarf Beach State High School student, 16, has been involved in soccer for three years and used to play at Redcliffe PCYC.

She now plays futsal through school and has been selected for the South Queensland School Futsal Team.

“It was getting a bit expensive so I was happy to be invited to play for my school futsal team,” Michelle said.

Michelle has been training and coaching players at her school since she was 14.

“I am extremely passionate about futsal,” James said.
“It’s my ambition and dream to continue this as a career.”

The event will cost her $1500 to attend.

James has contacted numerous community businesses for support but so far has only managed to achieve a $200 sponsorship from the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

“I need another $1300 to attend this is so important to me. I would appreciate any help so that I can go,” she said.

To help Michelle achieve her dream and get to her futsal championship, phone her on 3885 3437.

Comments 3

  1. As most of the players are from Queensland, why are they charging $1,500.00 to send most of their players down to Sydney? Ridiculous.

  2. Peter,
    most of the players are from Queensland is correct as its the Queensland state team michelle has been selected for.
    The player levy is $1255 and the tournament is in Albury not Sydney.

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