Floreat Athena win WA Night Series on Penalties

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Floreat Athena win WA Night Series on Penalties

Floreat Athena won the 2015 PS4 National Premier Leagues WA Night Series Final with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Cockburn City at Percy Doyle Reserve on Saturday.  Lewis McMahon had given Floreat the lead midway through the second half but a late equaliser from Cockburn striker Rory Paterson sent the teams to penalties. Athena were indebted to substitute keeper Nicholas Felekis, who denied Paterson to win the shoot-out. Athena coach Glen Grostate was thrilled for Felekis, who had replaced Fraser Greenwood at half time, after the former Perth Glory Youth keeper broke a finger. “It’s a blow for Fraser…

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Da Luz Shining out West

There are worse places than Brazil and Portugal for a young footballer to spend almost five years learning their craft. Perth Soccer Club’s Aden Da Luz returned last year from such a pilgrimage. In 2008, the teenaged playmaker was given the chance to join Atletico Mineiro where he tasted the professional environment for the first time. Training twice a day with games on Saturdays, the experience opened the young man’s eyes to not only what it takes to succeed but also learn what the sport means in the football Mecca of Brazil. “I learnt that Brazilians love their football. For…

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