EMERGING: Tiaan Engelbrecht (left) and Pumas' Kayne Bartlett.
EMERGING: Tiaan Engelbrecht (left) and Pumas' Kayne Bartlett. Paul Braven GLA190517JNRSOCCER

Tiaan has got what it takes

SOCCER: Co-founding member of the CQ Mariners FC and CQ Wolves FC Inc. vice-president Bill Webb spoke glowingly in what Tiaane Engelbrecht has done at the recent Donosti Cup tournament in Spain.

The young striker represented Football Brisbane's under-12 side which were knocked out at the second stage of the tournament.

"They got beaten by a Spanish side 4-2, but scores were 2-2 and Tiaan scored one of those,” Webb said.

"He almost scored a second which hit the cross-bar and it could have been 3-2.”

Webb described Tiaan as an athlete who has an exceptional feel for the game and the ability to hit targets with both feet.

There will be not much rest for the talented Trinity College student with more tournaments rapidly approaching.

Tiaan has been selected to play for the Capricornia U12 team that will play in the Queensland State Schools Championships in Hervey Bay from July 27-30.

The better performed players from that four-day championships will be in the running for state selection for the nationals later in the year.

Meanwhile three other Gladstone players will represent the Capricorn U15 Schoolboy's team for the Queensland State Schools Championships in Cairns from July 20-23.

They are goal-keeper Dylan Fry, defender Bailey Rule and striker Tyler Wise.



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