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Roman’s many goals (QLD)

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The Gold Coast

Roman Hofmann divides his time between indoor and outdoor football Picture: Mike Batterham

Gold Coast soccer is burgeoning with talent and its next international superstar could be 15-year-old Roman Hofmann.

The young defender is making a name for himself in the sport — both the outdoor and indoor versions.

Hofmann is one of Queensland’s finest junior futsal (indoor soccer) players and earlier this year made the state side which was undefeated in the national championships in Sydney.

The TSS student said he favoured futsal but would continue to pursue soccer as a career.

“Playing futsal is a lot more fun because it’s more compact, it’s harder, faster,” he said.

“I was excited to get selected for Queensland because I was pretty disappointed last year when I broke my collarbone four weeks before we went away. It was good to go this time and win it undefeated.

“I hope to go overseas when I finish school and try out for a few English teams and just go from there.

“Hopefully I can make an international squad and English Premier League squad.”

The talented junior says there are few who can play both futsal and soccer well and believes having both skills is a huge advantage.

Hofmann will soon start training with the TSS 1st XI and Magic United and enter the Gold Coast Academy of Sport.

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  1. Well done Roman, you deserve a national Vikings title after waiting a whole year for the opportunity!
    Hopefully we can get a team or 10 (!) from TSS to compete in the Vikings National Schools Titles (the largest of its kind in the world). We have several Gold Coast Schools entering who usually acquit themselves very well .

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