Footballer off to national tourney

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Footballer Freya Bools (16), a St Peter’s College pupil, has been selected for the National Age Group Tournament.

Freya will fly to Wellington on December 13 to play in the tournament, which will be attended by 80 female football players spread across multiple age groups.

Freya was selected for the Football South under-16 team.

The team was selected after two trials in Dunedin last month, she said.

“It is a step on the New Zealand football player path and brings me one step closer to being selected for the National Training Centre,” Freya said.

“That’s where the best players in the country at each group are invited to train together in a high-performance environment,” she said.

“My biggest goal would be to play football for a living.”

Freya, who plays for the Junior Wanderers, said she was pretty happy to be named in the team.

“I did not really expect it .. it’s pretty exciting.”

In preparation for the tournament she would practise in Dunedin every Saturday morning and play in a prepar-atory game against the Southern women’s team, she said.

“My aim for the tournament would be to make myself noticeable as there will be scouts watching.”

She was looking forward to meeting other players at the tournament.

“We will be able to share skills.”

She would make the step up to the women’s Wanderers team next year, she said.

Looking ahead she aimed to make the Invercargill Thistle women’s team.