Australian Girl Scores Winning Goal
By: Tyler Dudek
Michaela Togias, a 10-year-old soccer player, will go travel to
Manchester in January to take part in a tournament. She will
play against some of the biggest clubs, putting her hard work and
dedication to the sport on display.
“There were 60 girls at the showcase and I was a little nervous
because I was the youngest and smallest there, but I just gave it
my all and had fun,” Michaela said.
“At the end of the showcase the scouts asked to speak to my
mum and told her that I have what it takes to play in the United
“Hearing that from them put a big smile on my face,” she said.
“To think that in a few months’ time I’ll be playing in the UK is
like a dream come true,” Michaela said. “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
Manchester United and Manchester City scouts watched her
play at the Global Football Network showcase in Sydney in
April, where she scored the winning goal. The showcase
included seven hours of training and lasted two and a half days.
She was so happy to have the support of her family, uncles,
aunts, cousins, friends, showcase organizers Global Football
Network, her coaches at Macarthur Rams, Futboltec and her
sprint coach, Australian Olympian Hayley Butler.
Her team, family, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, and Michaela
were extremely happy that her and her team won.