Beecroft selected for China Futsal tour

CHINA ADVENTURE: National Futsal rep Holly Beecroft will be taking part in a tour of China in August.

CHINA ADVENTURE: National Futsal rep Holly Beecroft will be taking part in a tour of China in August.

It’s safe to say Holly Beecroft is taking the Futsal world by storm. 

Not content to tour Spain and the UK later this year, the keeper has been selected to take a place in the Pearl River Cup in Jiangmen, China in August. 

The selection came from her appearance in the Futsal national competition, representing NSW South, where she was named a ‘golden boot’ of the 15-years competition in January. 

These top level players have first option of the Futsal tours that are offered to the Australian Futsal Association. Holly has previously toured Brazil and the UK and said she was looking forward to her Asian tour. 

“I’m looking forward to getting more experience in the game and more knowledge of keeping,” she said. 

“Brazil was tough. It was like a religion there.

"China’s pretty good at sport so… we’ll have to see.”

Her tour as part of the 16s team will include four tournament days and two days of sightseeing and tours. The trip is touted as a dual competition and cultural exchange for the developing players. 

The Year 10 student at La Salle Academy plays soccer for Nepean FC. She was drawn into the sport of Futsal by a family friend and was hooked by the pace. 

“It’s so fast paced and there are less people on the field. There’s more action,” Holly said. 

Holly’s dad Joe and grandfather Alan Beecroft will be accompanying her to China. Her family, including mum Sloan will join her in Spain and the UK later in the year.