A 10-year-old Aussie Girl Scored a Win During Global Soccer Scouting!
By: Alvin Xu
Michaela Togias, a girl from Sydney, will go to the UK to show off her soccer skills on the world stage because she impressed a lot of people. Manchester City and Manchester United Scouts watched her at the Global Football Network showcase in April.
Togias is 10 years old and from Sydney’s southwest. She is a big fan of the Tottenham Hotspurs. She hopes that she will get to wear green and gold to represent her country. “To think that in a few months’ time I’ll be playing in the UK is like a dream come true. I hope to one day make my country proud, just like Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter. I have great coaches who push me to play at my best, I train hard every day and put my all into every training session and game,” Togias said.
She was very grateful for the support of her family, friends, showcase organizers, and her coaches. She will travel to Manchester in January to play some of the biggest clubs.
John Plads is the Director of Global Football Network in the UK. He said that Togias was very outstanding at the showcase. “Michaela took in all the information provided by our EPL scouts Andy and Luke and although she was one of the youngest trialists, her maturity, attitude and ability certainly stood out. I am looking forward to having Michaela over in Manchester in January working with our coaches, playing many games against some of the best players and experience what pro-players experience during her stay. Her selection for the scholarship is well earned and deserved.”