Futsal | Lithgow's Holly Beecroft kicking goals by blocking them

OFF TO BRISBANE: Talented Futsal player Holly Beecroft is gearing up for representative honours, which will be followed by a trip to Brazil later this year. PHOTO: Jacob Gillard.

OFF TO BRISBANE: Talented Futsal player Holly Beecroft is gearing up for representative honours, which will be followed by a trip to Brazil later this year. PHOTO: Jacob Gillard.

Holly Beecroft is just fifteen but has the whole world on her plate.

A star futsal player, Beecroft is flying to Brisbane this week to play goalie for NSW South’s U15s side in the National School Futsal Championships.

To top that off, she’ll also be in Brazil later this year alongside fellow Lithgow player Shaqkyra Quinn, playing for the country in the Australian U15s futsal side in November.

It’s a big step for someone who only started playing futsal four years ago.

Futsal is a indoor version of soccer, with smaller, five-a-side teams and played at a much faster pace.

Beecroft also represented the country recently during a tour of the United Kingdom with the U14s Australian futsal side.

While Brazil looms on the horizon, there’s Brisbane up first and Beecroft said she’s ready for the challenge.

Being goalkeeper, despite the position’s importance, is something not many players want to do.

This is half the reason why Beecroft likes it so much.

In futsal, a goalie is much more involved and is virtually seen as a regular player on the field.

“You always have to keep watching the ball because anyone can shoot from anywhere,” she said.

Beecroft couldn’t describe how it felt to represent both the state and nation in the sport, but had to agree that it felt pretty good.

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