Sunday 21 April 2013

Future All White in the making

We interviewed William Gillingham, 14yrs, Center Back player who went on a football trip with his team to the UK and got to visit Wembly! 

Full name: William Finbar Gillingham


When did you first start playing football?
Age 3 – 4 for Mel Soccer in the UK.

Who do you currently play for?
Wynton Rufers Soccer School of Excellence. Onehunga Football Club

How long have you been playing for them?
6 Years

What is your position on the team?
Centre Back

What is one thing that you enjoy while playing football?
Scoring Goals and winning games.

Is it hard to juggle school and practice and games?
Yes as sometimes they are on the same day.

What makes a great football player?
Someone with the desire to succeed

What did you do in the UK?
We played many Premier League Academies such as Fulham FC and West Ham United. We also  visited Old Trafford, Emirates Arena, and the Highlight; Wembley!

What was your favourite part about your trip?
Playing and beating West Ham 1-0

Who is your favourite soccer player?
John Terry

What is the next step for you?
The next step for me would have to be to make the under 17 All Whites squad.

We wish William all the best for a successful 2013, William is already off to Australia to compete in the Nike Cup!

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