SOPHIE Leszczynski, a resident of Old Beach, recently represented Tasmania at the Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) under 13 girls national football championships in Coffs Harbour.
Sophie has been playing soccer since the age of five, starting with Brighton from under 6s through to under 12s, and also captained the Northern Suburbs regional side each year from under 9s.
She was selected in the Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) Skills Acquisition Program in November last year, and is currently playing for the FFT Skillerettes team. Sophie is the only member from the Northern Suburbs Region in the team.
The Tasmanian team was very successful in Coffs Harbour, finishing with two wins, two draws and only one loss. The girls only conceded four goals throughout the tournament.
“It is a great honour to represent your State, an achievement that I am very proud of,” Sophie said. “One day I hope to go one better and play for the Matildas”.
Sophie thanked Brighton Council for sponsoring her trip to Coff’s Harbour to attend the FFA National Youth Championships.