Soccer: My Sport

Wondering what sport to play this year? Have you thought about soccer? This game is becoming more and more popular in Australia and from a physical standpoint, soccer offers one of the best ways for a child to get in top physical shape.

Playing soccer improves flexibility, endurance, bone strength and body composition (lowering the percentage of body fat while increasing muscle mass). It also fosters confidence, self-esteem and social skills.

And it’s not just for boys, girls can play soccer too!

We interviewed young soccer players Oscar and his brother Arin to find out why they love the sport:

Oscar

Q: How long have you been playing soccer?
A: I have been playing soccer for five years now so since I was seven years old.

Q: What got you into soccer?
A: My two older brothers and my Dad play soccer. I was happy to play because I look up to them.

Q: What is your favourite position to play?
A: My favourite position in soccer is defence.

Q: Who is your favourite Australian soccer player?
A: My favourite Australian soccer player is Trent Sainsbury.

Q: What do you love most about soccer?
A: The thing I love about soccer is the teamwork and cooperation needed to win otherwise you crumble and get creamed.

Q: What advice would you give to someone who wanted to try soccer?
A: My advice to someone who wanted to play soccer would be to give it their all. 

Arin

Q: How long have you been playing soccer?
A: I have been playing soccer for 13 years, since I was four years old.

Q: What got you into soccer?
A: I started playing soccer because my Dad was playing.

Q: What is your favourite position to play?
A: My favourite position to play is in the defence and I enjoy making tackles.

Q: Who is your favourite Australian soccer player?
A: My favourite Australian player is Tim Cahill.

Q: What do you love most about soccer?
A: I love to meet up and catch up with the lads twice a week.

Q: What advice would you give to someone who wanted to try soccer?
A: Just join and you will find the community is very accepting and friendly. You will soon make some great mates.