Sunday, October 22, 2017
SPORT---GV-Suns-FFv

Eight locals to take on national and international competition

David Lee August 19, 2015
LOCALS TO PLAY IN BIG LEAGUES… From left, local GV Suns youth players Sophia Varley, Lucas Enders, Josh Rachele, Leia Varley and James Nieuwenhuizen who have been chosen to play in the international and national Football Federation Victoria and Victorian School Sports teams later this year. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

LOCALS TO PLAY IN BIG LEAGUES… From left, local GV Suns youth players Sophia Varley, Lucas Enders, Josh Rachele, Leia Varley and James Nieuwenhuizen who have been chosen to play in the international and national Football Federation Victoria and Victorian School Sports teams later this year. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

LAST week Football Federation Victoria (FFV) named eight local GV Suns youth players have been given the chance to represent Victoria at national and international competitions later this year.
Finley sisters, Leia and Sophia Varley have been selected in the senior (U19) and junior (U12) Victorian School Sport schoolgirls teams, with Shepparton’s Josh Rachele and James Nieuwenhuizen selected in the junior Victorian School Sport schoolboys team to represent Victoria at the Pacific Games in Adelaide in November 2015.
Gianluca Iannucci from Cobram along with Lucas Enders and Fraser Gosstray of Shepparton were selected in the final under 14 training squad for the Football Federation Victoria’s Country Schoolboys. Josh Rachele and Stefan Pigatto were selected in the under 13 squad. Final state teams will be announced shortly and will compete at the national competition in Coffs Harbour.
GV Suns Technical Director, David Davkovski said the GV Suns teams play the best in the state across 32 rounds, 28 weeks season with around half the games in Melbourne.
“Our players are getting on the radar of state and national selectors earlier than has been possible for regional players in the past – and our kids are clearly shining.
“We are really proud of them and the club’s success is creating opportunities for talented local players.”