Melbourne Victory and SSV celebrate State Football Teams

Melbourne Victory and School Sport Victoria celebrate the announcement of the Victorian 12 years Boys and Girls State Football Teams that will compete in the School Sport Australia National 12 years Championships to be held in Canberra from September 5-9.

Melbourne Victory and School Sport Victoria celebrate the announcement of the Victorian 12 years Boys and Girls State Football Teams that will compete in the School Sport Australia National 12 years Championships to be held in Canberra from September 5 to 9.

At the presentation dinner held on Wednesday, August 24, Melbourne Victory player, Isaka Cernak, presented the state uniforms to the players. Isaka also shared with the players his journey in football; from aged 14 years when he played in his first representative team in Queensland, today, a contracted Melbourne Victory player, and his dream to represent Australia at the London Olympics in 2012.

The players selected in the Victoria teams participated in a number of state wide trials. These trials included over 3,000 students who attend schools affiliated with School Sport Victoria. After a number of training sessions, the players have formed a close bond and are displaying great team work. The players will compete against the state team from NSW, Qld, SA, ACT, NT and WA. Each team includes the best 14 players in each state in both the girls and boys competitions.

We congratulate the following players:

Sebastian Pasquali, St Bernard-s Primary School Wangaratta James Delianov, Plenty Parklands Primary Tilman Stewart, Greenhills Primary School Gerrie Sylaidos, Coburg West Primary Jonas Markovski, Rowville Secondary School Luca DaSilva, Yarra Valley Grammar Alexander Humbert, Carey Grammar Ashley triantafilopoulos. Hawthorn West Primary Otis Karswarsa, St Kilda Park Primary Lucas Hatzikostas, Trinity Grammar Brady Quinn, Berwick Chase Primary Noah Faralla, Toorak Primary Gabriel Beck-Godoy, St. Martin De Porres Primary

Adriana Arturi, St. Kevin-s Primary Melina Ayres, Murrumbeena Primary Melinda Barbieri, Queen of Peace Primary Holly Boldiston, St. Mel-s Primary Shepparton Olivia Cornall, Shepparton Christian school Rachel Jarvis, St Jude The Apostle Primary Scoresby Keely Lockhart, Eltham North Primary Maya Mackey, Ormond Primary Charlotte McGilp, Ivanhoe East Primary Bianca Mulqueen, St Bernard-s Primary Wangaratta Annalyse Vamvalis, Our Lady of the Pines Primary Donvale

Melbourne Victory sponsors the School Sport Victoria football program, adidas Victory Cup, across SSV-s 2,300 schools providing over 550,000 students with the opportunity to play school sport.