Australian Girl Scouted by England Clubs
By: Evan Bian
After catching the eye of English Premier League Academy scout Michaela Togias will fly to the England to show off her football skills on the world stage.
Michaela Togias, a ten year-old, will travel to Manchester in January to take part in a tournament where she will play against some of the biggest clubs, putting her hard work and dedication to soccer on display. Manchester United and Manchester City scouts watched her at the Global Football Network showcase in Sydney in April, which involved seven hours of training over two days.
“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 England. Hearing that from them put a big smile on my face.” Being a huge Tottenham Hotspurs fan, Michaela, from Sydney’s southwest region, follows the English Premier League from afar and has always dreamed of playing at England.
“To think that in a few months’ time I’ll be playing at England 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 game.”