Two Broken Bay students have become soccer champions this year and will play for Australia in the United Kingdom and Europe in January.
Year Twelve students Lachlan Rose from St Leo’s Catholic College, Wahroonga and Michael Glassock from St Peter’s Catholic College, Tuggerah were selected for the U/19 Australian Schoolboys team.
“It’s pretty awesome, I’m so happy about making it,” said winger Lachlan, who finished the Boys All Schools Tri-State Tournament as the equal top goalscorer in the NSW Blue side.
“I told my teacher Mr Kember at the beginning of the year that I was going to make the Australian team. He was stoked about it because he knew I had set that goal.”
Lachlan has played for the Central Coast Mariners’ youth system and is now playing for Blacktown City under-20s.
Michael is College Captain at St Peter’s and also captained the Broken Bay and NSW Combined Catholic Colleges soccer teams this year. He started the season as the Under 20’s captain of the Central Coast Mariners Academy before making his first-grade debut in Round 12, winning against Bankstown City Lions.
He has subsequently been a permanent member of the side and has trained with the Mariners A-League squad.
Michael has also represented Central Coast and Newcastle in cricket at the NSW Country Cricket U/19 Championships in Cowra and played for The Entrance First Grade side in the Central Coast District Cricket Competition.
He said, “It has been an exciting year, filled with many opportunities and rewards. I am enjoying every minute of it!”