Port Lincoln soccer players going to Fiji

SELECTED: Deven Canty and Jackson Jamieson were selected to play in the Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup.

SELECTED: Deven Canty and Jackson Jamieson were selected to play in the Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup.

SOCCER

IN THE April school holidays two young Port Lincoln soccer players will travel to Fiji to represent South Australia.

Deven Canty and Jackson Jamieson have been selected to be a part of the under 15 SA Regional Boys team that will play in the Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup.

The tournament has been running since 2010 as a way to develop junior soccer across Australia and Oceania.

Canty and Jamieson, who play for Sekol Masters in the Port Lincoln Soccer Association, were selected after travelling to Adelaide to train alongside about 60 other youths from regional SA.

From this training camp 30 boys were selected to try out for the regional state team.

Since April the boys have been to two other training camps and have now been picked as part of the team travelling to Fiji to take part in the Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup.

They will be attending trainings in Adelaide every second week in the lead up to the tournament which is held from December 2 to 10.

The boys will play up to two games each day in up to 40 degree temperatures against other countries.

Anyone who wishes to support the boys can buy a raffle ticket available to purchase for $5 each, contact Justine Canty or Penny Carter.

The Port Lincoln Soccer Association has wished Canty and Jamieson the best of luck and looked forward to hearing the results when they return.