Tiaan trains hard for QLD country representative duties
SOCCER: Tiaan Engelbrecht proved there is no substitution for hard work and dedication when he was recently selected for the under-13 Queensland Country Team soccer team.
"I'm pretty happy about it and put a lot of effort into it. I'm really happy I made it into the team," Tiaan said.
"I train three to four days a week and I do fitness before and after school."
Tiaan previously played with the Mariners but is now kicking off with Central FC.
The star striker performed well recently in the Mackay Community Cup representing Central Queensland.
The nine-day carnival involved 2400 participants and a selection process was used to pick representatives for the Queensland Country Team.
The players will attend a five-day coaching camp in Brisbane and then go to the National Titles in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, during September.
There will be two Queensland teams with one from Metro and the other from the Country.
Tiaan was found representative duties after being selected from Central Queensland in the under-13 age group.
The talented youngster can read the play well and can kick with his left or right foot to find the back of goal.
"This opportunity will open doors for me to further my football and provide education opportunities and scholarships," Tiaan said.
Cooper West made Queensland shadow for the under-14 team.