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June 2, 2023

U/15 footballers making strides under new coach

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Coach German (L) with his hand-picked U/15 MBVFC squad. Photo supplied

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC’s U/15s mixed team has been charging all season, but met their match last Saturday when they went down to Alstonville (red) 5–4.
Prior to the game both teams were undefeated with five big wins apiece.
The only thing separating the teams was goal difference. Over the first five games MBVFC scored 52 goals, conceding just six. But they were out done by Alstonville (red) who notched up 67 goals and gave away just four.
The team includes a 12-year-old and two 13-year-olds who a playing up this year.
‘We didn’t win but it was a great game to watch, and the team played really well. Football has three results: winning, losing and draw. You may have a good team but it doesn’t mean you will win every single game. It is only the start of the season. I am very proud of the team, coach German Mtonh said.
Tanzanian born German has been attributed with bringing a new level of professionalism to the team, including great results so far.
 ‘Watching the young people in this team develop under German’s guidance has been a real joy for me. They turn up for each other, they encourage their team mates, and they’ve really improved their skill level right across the team.,’
 ‘They set a fine example representing our club across the Northern Rivers. I’m looking forward to a fun year watching this team grow and achieve the goals they set for themselves.’ said parent, Andrew Nichols
German believes this is the right age for players to start getting serious about football.
 ‘This is where you can create a platform for more professional development,’ he said.
‘It’s about trusting yourself and being committed to being the best you can be ,’ he said.

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