Kids are super excited for a soccer Suncorp experience
SOCCER: Several youngsters will have a dream of a life-time when they will play a game at Suncorp Stadium during half-time of the international friendly between the Socceroos and South Korea on November 17.
Meteors Football Club junior coach Donna McConville said the selection process involved an involvement with a program.
Brodie Long, Sophie McConville, Harper Scrivener, Flynn Penning and Madison Graham are the lucky five off to Brisbane.
"Meteors soccer club this year has been involved with North Queensland running a Take-Off program for children from the age of four and upwards," she said.
"We were the first club in the region to take part in that and participate in the program.
"Because of that, they've invited us over for the game."
The brilliant news came about a month ago and McConville was told the selection was because of all the work Meteors is doing for the community.
"The opponent is not known until on the day and it's more of a fun and friendly game rather than competitive and the children only play for 15-minutes during half-time," she said.
It is expected that the potential future Socceroos and Matilda players will play in front of a packed house.
McConville said she is more nervous than the youngsters.
"To play in front of that many people is a bit daunting for me, but it will be fine as long as I don't face-plant," she said.
McConville has been the coach for three years at the Meteors.
"I have pretty much been involved in soccer since I was six years old," she said.
The coach played soccer for Glasgow Celtic in Scotland and said while the sport is not as big here, it's something she enjoys.
"It's definitely growing...numbers are going up and people are saying it's more of a sport that everyone can join in and it's for girls and boys as well," McConville said.