ECU Under 12’s to take part in VW Masters Tournament

ECU Under 12’s to take part in VW Masters Tournament

Posted on July 29, 2011 in 'News'

This year Volkswagen is hosting the inaugural Junior Masters tournament in Australia and for the first time in the 12-year history of the international competition, Australia will be represented at the Junior World Masters, to be held in Poland in May 2012.

This exciting opportunity is open to all under-12 boys’ club football teams across the country. Initial entry is through an online application, with more information available on Junior Masters Australia.

Through a process that ‘encourages a sense of community spirit and unity within squads, good sportsmanship both on and off the field, and of course skill, 20 teams have been chosen—included the ECU under 12’s side— to par-ticipate in Junior Masters Australia to be held in Sydney from 1-2 October 2011. The winning team will go on to represent Australia in Poland at the Volkswagen Junior World Masters 2012 – the opportunity of a life time.

Volkswagen have teamed up with Head Coach of Sydney FC’s Youth Team, Steve Corica, who is the official ambassador for Junior Masters Australia. Steve believes this is a fantastic oppor-tunity for junior footballers and believes the initiative will be warmly embraced by football en-thusiasts across the country.

For those teams lucky enough to be selected to compete at the Junior Masters Australia tour-nament, Steve will be on side to encourage the teams and support their coaches throughout the competition.

As part of the global Volkswagen Junior World Masters football tourna-ment, founded in Germany in 1999, the Australian competition aims to nurture and inspire young Australian football players of the future. Uniting in a game played the world over,

Junior Masters Australia aims to demonstrate a spirit of friendship and harmony to players as they make new friends from around the country, learn new skills and gain a greater understanding of other cultures.

During the 2010 competition, more than 850 teams from over 20

countries around the world entered national leagues, all with the dream of representing their country in the Volkswagen Junior World Masters.

For the winning team, this incredible trip to represent Australia at the world finals will be an unforgettable experience. – Good luck to the boys!!!!!