Twelve North-West Coast Futsal players to compete overseas this year (TAS)

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The strength of Futsal on the North-West Coast continues grow with a dozen players from this region to spend time overseas this year plying their trade in competitions. 

Northern Futsal chief executive Rudy Compagne said the impressive amount of international representatives this year was a credit to the hard work put in by the organisation in this area.

OVERSEAS BOUND: Lucy Reimer (Spain and the UK), Christopher West (Brazil), Kaleb Barden (the US), Toby Billing (Spain), Connor Bird (Spain), Asha Beveridge (the US), Tayden Lyall (the UK and Brazil), Joseph Heatley (Brazil), Danyon Lyall (Spain), Jesse Langmaid (Italy) and Rhys McHugh (Spain) will all compete overseas this year. Absent: Cody Sturzaker (Spain). Picture: Brad Cole

“I’m really proud. and this justifies that we are doing a really good job with our junior program here,’’ Compagne said.

“We have 12 kids going over, and we’ve probably had the same amount also invited to go away, and haven’t been for various reasons.

This justifies that we are doing a really good job with our junior program here – Northern Futsal chief executive Rudy Compagne

“These numbers are more than what Hobart are doing, which is fantastic.”

Compagne said Futsal Tasmania’s academy programs could take credit for the increase in numbers, with participants exiting the 10 week program with an improved skill level and attitude towards the game.

Academy head coach Nathan Turale could take a lot of credit for that.

Among the locations that will be visited will be Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Malaysia and the US.

 Competitors range in age from 12 to 16.

By Alex Fair

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