Soccer Star on the Rise by Natalie Willcocks (Division 11 Candidate)
I recently met 10-year-old Flagstone resident Elijah Barwick who is currently in Grade 6. Elijah has been recruited to play and train at Liverpool International Academy, where he trains twice a week in Lismore NSW for the Under 11 Squad.
Elijah also plays for the Lions FC at Richlands in the SAP division where he trains three times a week and plays a game on the weekend. In 2019 he played for his School Futsal league and was selected to play at the national level for Futsal.
In September 2019 Elijah travelled with EuroFootballStar and ProSoccerGlobal to the UK for 3 weeks, where he trained at St Georges Park, toured Anfield (Liverpool) Stadium, watched a Manchester City match, toured Etihad Stadium, visited Old Trafford, played against Barnsley, Leeds, Wolverhampton and exclusive training at both Tranmere Rovers & with Hugh McAuley. For such a young person to play and train at these amazing places is the opportunity of a lifetime. As part of the squad travelling to the UK again this September, there are only 14 players who have been selected in Australia in the Under 11 age group.
Elijah is looking for sponsors to assist him in paying for fees associated with travelling to the UK this September. Elijah is also looking for an official sponsor for his tour which will have full tax deduction benefits along with great advertising. Currently, Elijah has a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser and you can place orders until March 6th and you can find details on his Facebook page – Elijah Barwick football/soccer.
In 2020 he is hoping to again be selected for the National Futsal team and will also be undertaking a trial for Brisbane Roar’s Futsal Academy. Elijah’s goal is to become the youngest EPL signed player and eventually play for Liverpool.
If you can assist in any way please contact Elijah on Facebook:Facebook: Elijah Barwick football/soccer; Instagram: Elijah.Barwick; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
by Natalie Willcocks (Division 11 Candidate)