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Taree footballer off to high performance camp

Clive Bloomfield from Iguana with the first sportstar of the week for 2015, footballer Sam Modderno.TAREE’S Sam Modderno has been selected for the Northern NSW Football’s Telstra High Performance Camp.

Sam has been named in the 12 years division. The camp will be attended by selected country and Emerging Jets players.

Sam is the only Manning-based player named.

The camp will be held at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility in Spears Point this weekend.

Newcastle Jets coaching staff will attend. Sam will be hoping to be named in the Northern NSW team to contest the Australian championships later this year.

Sam is the first Manning River Times Iguana Sportstar of the Week for 2015. He wins a $50 open order at Iguana.

He started playng football when he was five. He says it’s the number one in his life.

“I played school basketball, but that’s it,” Sam said.

During football season Sam’s weekends are spent travelling to Port Macquarie and Newcastle to play in the Football Mid North Coast team in the under 13s National Premier League.

The team has been in training with their coach Daryl Pascoe since September, with their season starting in March.

Sam’s inspiration comes from his favourite players Tim Cahill and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sam is looking forward to the Telstra High Performance Camp, although another football event is on his mind.

“My uncle got me tickets to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup in Newcastle,” he said.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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