Our new Noosa soccer team was created with some very talented individuals, and yesterday marked the first game of the year against our rivalry team, Maroochydore. The team had a lovely yoga warm up followed by some soccer drills led by Pablo (a physical education teacher in Spain).
First half our team found it difficult to work together in their positions, leaving a few gaps in the field and allowing Maroochydore to score the first goal.
After our half time break and some motivational talk by coach Anj, Noosa began to find their rhythm on the field. With coach Anj coming on as a midfielder second half, she set a great example, after Phillipe send her a perfect cross and her first touch landed the ball in the back of the net. Noosa started to play in their position and work as part of a team. Some great work up front by Jorge, Pablo, Anj and Phillipe, and some great balls from Nat and Danny led to another goal scored by Phillipe. In the final five minutes of play, Maroochydore found it difficult to maintain possession in their half with some great defence from Romaine, Stephane, Jamie, Brett, Nolween and Caroline. Akane used her skills and speed up front passing through balls to our up front team, Marvyn and Jorge until Jorge kicked a beautiful goal in the back of the net bringing the score up 3-1 Noosa way.
Well done to everybody for their great team work and for Maroochydore team for making the trip up to Noosa and playing a solid game of soccer. Man of the Match was given to Phillipe and Women of the match were given to Akane for their consistent team work and brilliant skills on field!
After the match, both teams meet at Shades for an after match drink and some victory music and singing.
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