A group of football-mad teenagers from around Australia have just arrived home after the experience of a lifetime at the Foxtel All-Stars Tim Cahill Ambitions Tour.
Back in November, Cahill and Foxtel announced their pledge to search the nation for twenty-four 15 and 16 year olds who deserve the chance to follow their football dreams. And after much anticipation, last week they arrived in camp and embarked upon their 5 day journey to learn what it takes to get to the top.
As one of the participants described it; “It was just the most life changing-week”
The group took part in a variety of activities including twice-daily training sessions led by the best in the business, including Foxtel All-Stars Head Coach Robbie Anderson, Matildas coach Alen Stajic and Western Sydney Wanderers’ Ian Crook, Trevor Morgan and Ron Corry.
There was a lot of learning off the field too, with visits from sport scientists, nutritionists and even a behind the scenes tour of FOX SPORTS Studios led by presenters Adam Peacock and Robbie Slater.
Throughout the week, the kids were battling it out for the prestigious Foxtel All-Stars Tim Cahill Scholarship, which will see one boy and one girl supported for the rest of the year and given the kick-start they need to pursue their football career.
And on Saturday 16th December they had the chance to show their skills to a roaring crowd of 20,000 fans at the WSW vs SFC derby, where they took the field as a curtain-raiser to the big game.
“I’m so proud of this group of kids, and just glad that we can offer them these amazing opportunities to follow their dreams," Cahill said.
Stay tuned as the scholarship winners will be announced soon. Click here for more information.