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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 1st 2009
40 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 2, 2009 MB Inner-West Weekly Sport Proud of clean sheet Junior sports star nominee Robert Pollicina, of Croydon. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP291873 SHIREEN KHALIL BE IN THE RUNNING TWO AWARDS: Our Junior Sports Star of the Year will receive a medal and $1000, and the Young Achiever will receive a medal and $500, sponsored by Rebel Sports and Wests Ashfield ELIGIBILITY: Sportspeople aged between 10 and 16 at the time of nomination who live in the local area TO ENTER: Fill in the nomination form in our sports section or go to www.innerwestweekly.com.au COULD Robert Pollicina be the next Mark Schwarzer? Or could he be even better? The Croydon youngster, 12, is no amateur to the game of soccer. In fact, he is the most talked about player in his Burwood FC team. With half the season completed, this goalkeeper has managed to keep a clean sheet. ''I feel very proud and people get shocked when I tell them I haven't had any goals scored against me,'' Robert said. He joined the club when he was three and said there were always arguments when one of the team members had to play goalkeeper. But when he took on the pos- ition his attitude changed. ''When I was younger I used to play on the field and when the goalkeeping position came up I took it and grew into that position, but I never thought I'd be a goalkeeper,'' Robert said. He said he enjoyed goalkeeping better than other positions. ''It's heaps of pressure but I prepare myself mentally before the game and when you save the goal you get more recognition for it and it's just fun doing it.'' Tom Squillaciotti has been Robert's coach since the boy was five years old. ''Robert has been working very hard at his goalkeeping skills doing special 'keeper training at the Rockdale academy and has had the Burwood fans in awe at his spectacular saves,'' he said. ''Robert has progressed over the years to become an integral part of the Burwood under-13 Division 1 side.'' The team has won the premier- ship three times over the years and this year is sitting on top of the ladder. JUNIOR SPORTS STAR 2009 CUMBERLAND COURIER MAJOR SPONSOR 199 $ BOOK CASES FROM 149 $BLANKET BOXES FROM Excess Birkenhead Point Excess Outlet Ph 9819 7933 The Factory Outlet Centre, 5 Rosebury Street 1399 $ LEATHER SOFAS FROM MASSIVE SALE THIS WEEKEND SATURDAY 4 JULY 9-5PM SUNDAY 5 JULY 10-5PM FINAL REDUCTIONS AND IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY 199 $DESKS FROM Delivery service available. Photos for illustrative purposes only. Limits apply. . Limited Stock
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