Brenden Sarafov coaches his schools Futsal team
Brenden Sarafov is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather when it comes to soccer.
With increasing exposure to zonal and state competitions, he is, however, hoping to surpass them by becoming an Australian representative in futsal and soccer.
This week’s Junior Sports Star nominee has helped Norwest Christian College and his state teams win age group events for the past three years.
The talented teen also coaches his school’s futsal side.
His biggest stage will be in Malaysia in September when he represents the Australian Academy of Football at the Borneo Cup. Five Australian teams are competing in this under 16 competition.
“I am really looking forward to competing in the Borneo Cup and hope I will be recognised for my skills there,” Brenden, 15, of Quakers Hill, said.
“I have been playing soccer for 10 years and chose it because my father and grandfather played the game.
“I usually train between 8-12 hours each week but have added three more hours for the Borneo Cup tour.”
Internationals scouts are expected to attend the 12-team tournament, giving Brenden and his close mate, Ricky Martins, of Quakers Hill. the opportunity to catch their eye.
* The Junior Sports Star awards are open to those between the ages of 10-17 and is sponsored by Rebel Sport and 2nds World.