4 teams (U8, U9, U10 and U12) represented Lane Cove FC at the Sydney International Cup (SIC) at Narrabeen over the long weekend in October. It is a well organised and fun event with some very tough competition. All teams seemed to have a great time!
At the opening ceremony, each team nominated a player to enter the juggling competition – to lift the ball with their feet, and keep it off the ground over 15-30m (depending on the age group) before delivering it into a bucket. It’s not as easy as it sounds yet our nominated players did us proud!
After each match, the opposition coach rated our goal keeper and nominated one of our players as the Most Valuable Player (MVP), along with the Ref’s records of the goal scorers. Each age group was awarded MVP, Golden Boot (for highest goal scorer) and Golden Glove (best goal keeper). We are proud to say one of our U8 kids won the Golden Glove for the entire U8 age group.
While the football was fun, it’s often the time between games that are most memorable for the kids. Beach trips and sock soccer (in the gymnasium on the wooden floors wearing socks) seemed to be the favourites. Although one family did nip off to grab a haircut and a new car between games!