Will Raffin. - Junior Soccer Bombers and Bulldogs.
Will Raffin. - Junior Soccer Bombers and Bulldogs. Paul Braven

Will power helps guide Bombers

WILL Raffin found an opening and raced forward to pounce on a ball for his Boyne-Tannum Bombers under-11 soccer team.

He then dodged an opponent to slot home another goal for the Bombers and his fourth for the game against fellow Boyne-Tannum side Bulldogs.

The 10-year-old said it was a thrill to see the field open right in front of him.

"It felt great when I ran down the field to get the goal," midfield striker Will said.

The Arsenal and Brisbane Roar supporter led his team to a 13-4 win against the Bulldogs.

Will is weighing up his options between soccer and another code of football.

"I have played rugby league for Tannum Seagulls and when I grow up, I want to play rugby league again," Will said.

"But at the moment it's soccer while I'm still a kid."

His Bulldogs opponent Ethan Kane also made an impact on the scoreboard with two goals.

A newcomer to the world game, Ethan is also a competent swimmer, but loves the team aspect of soccer.

"It's really good, soccer is ... just playing with my team-mates and socialising with other teams is what's so good about it," Ethan said.

Ethan's coach Gary Hill said the team was still in the process of gelling, but he had seen enough to suggest success was just around the corner.

"They are still learning and enjoying the participation," Hill said.

"Ethan is a strong player and we have good defenders in Pearl Penhaligon and Will Patrick."



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