When it comes to quality games played, its been a massive year for our Caravella players.
It started with the first ever FNQ Youth Cup in April, where elite teams from all over the country visited our piece of football paradise, each playing a minimum of 8 quality games over a 2 day period.
In July, we completed our mega 12 day Sydney trip with 36 Far North Queensland players aged 9-14 having experienced so many amazing and unique experiences that will have inspired and motivated them to be the best players they can be.
Our three groups got the chance to:
▪️ Compete in a high-level tournament each, featuring some of the best junior players in the country
▪️ Be trained by Championship winning Western Sydney Wanderers Youth Coach Arthur Diles – who spotted some fantastic talent in our ranks
▪️ Meet both the Joey’s coach (and former junior coach of our own Zenon Caravella) Trevor Morgan as well as FFA Technical Director Eric Abrams who both gave our players some fantastic advice
▪️ Stay, train, sleep and eat as a team at the Sydney Academy of Sport – NSW Gov and then afterwards Valentine Sports Park for our U13’s, creating memories and team building
Our U8’s and U11’s have been spending their Friday afternoons with Coaches Zenon and Angelo playing training games in preparation for the Sydney International Cup starting September 29th. It’s particularly an exciting time for our promising crop of U8’s who are showing great signs of dedication to their development. The youngest CFA team to ever play interstate, the majority of U8’s travelling are in Zenon’s Rising Talent squad, hand picked for their ability, attitude and potential. We are looking forward to seeing how they grow as players and individuals during this highly regarded tournament, where they’ll stay in camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport – NSW Gov and play against teams from all over Australia and overseas.
We are so proud to be able to offer these opportunities to the players at Caravella Football Academy – with Coach Zenon having come through the Sydney ranks himself after leaving Cairns as a teenager, he knows the difficulties our regional players are faced with simply because of the distance, opportunities and regular high level competition that is a massive challenge to replicate in a town of our population. We hope, in our own way, we are putting these hard working and talented FNQ footballers on the map and we can’t wait to see how they progress.
© Caravella Football Academy 2021