Super Strikers head to Perth camp as young stars showcase skills at talent carnival

Jake Santa MariaMidwest Times
The Geraldton contingent at the Talent Support Program.
Camera IconThe Geraldton contingent at the Talent Support Program. Credit: Supplied

Some of the most promising youngsters in the Geraldton Soccer Association got a chance to expand their skills as they travelled to Perth for a talent support carnival in Perth earlier this month.

More than 130 players from across WA got together in Perth to take part in the Hyundai Talent Support Program Carnival at Gibbney Reserve in Bayswater.

The event, which ran over three days, was overseen by Pro and A and B licensed coaches with six sessions encouraging players to show their individual flair and ball skills.

Geraldton was represented at the carnival with a mixed squad of 30 players with an emphasis on getting players on the ball as much as possible.

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Dribbling drills, one-on-one defence and allowing players to develop their natural game allowed for player-driven results and development.

Football West Mid West and Gascoyne regional lead Tanya Amazzini said the camp was a big success.

“It was a great three days and the Geraldton players are to be commended on their positive attitudes shown,” she said. “Hopefully, they can build on what they learned working with some of the best technical and most qualified coaches in Perth.

“These forms of play are intended to offer better opportunities to play football in such a way that our players are often on the ball and most importantly are having fun.”

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