Soccer numbers up

ENTHUSIASM for the 2010 representative soccer program has increased, with a record 369 players attending recent trials for teams to compete in the Queensland State Youth League.

This year there were 215 players in 13 squads from Under-9s to Under-15s in the boys and Under-12s to Under-16s in the girls. Next year it is hoped an Under-8 team will also compete.

The ethos of the program, according to director of coaching John Sowter, remains development and progress.

This has enabled young players learning the technical skills at training to reach State and national levels.

The squads, which played and competed in the Youth League as the smallest zone with fewest players and lowest population base, came third overall.



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