Chloe Perry selected for the Victorian u14 Girls state futsal team to compete in Canberra
Rising soccer star Chloe Perry’s team attitude and accurate left-footed cross have not gone unnoticed by coaches.
Chloe, 13, was selected for the Victorian under-14 girls state futsal team, to compete in Canberra next month.
The Bullengarook girl was also chosen as team captain for the under-15 girls Victorian Champions League’s north west zone soccer team, selected for next year’s under-15 state competition.
Chloe, who is a left midfielder, said getting selected for a captain’s spot was one of her happiest moments.
“It’s my first time to be captain, so I am really happy,” Chloe said.
“My goal as captain is to be a good team player and make sure the girls are not sore losers.
“I want to be a good role model, and show how to act both on and off the park.”
Her accomplishments are impressive considering it was Chloe’s first year to play a full season with girls’ team the Essendon Royals under-15 side.
Before this year she played eight years on mixed teams in Gisborne, and represented Victoria for a week in last year’s under-13 girls’ country state squad.
Mum Tracee Perry said her daughter had a passion for the game, and the enthusiasm was catching.
“When we moved to Gisborne in 2001, Chloe said she wanted to play soccer, but I tried to talk her out of it because I didn’t follow it,” Ms Perry said.
“She was extremely persistent, and it became her dream.
“Now I love it and we sit up late at night to watch games together.”
Ms Perry said her daughter was dedicated and trained at least four times a week with various teams.
Chloe is a Year 8 student at Gisborne Secondary College.
Her goal is to one day play for the Matildas, the Australian women’s soccer team.
Chloe is a Leader junior sports star of the week.
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