World at his feet

Young futsal prodigy Jack Godley took on some of the world's best on the futsal court last week as he competed in the Vikings World Junior Futsal Championships in Malaysia.

The 16-year-old goalkeeper shone at the tournament conceding only eight goals in the 14 games played helping the Australian squad go undefeated and be crowned world champions at the inaugural tournament.

Jack relished in the opportunity to play for Australia and loved experiencing a different level of competition.

"It was good to experience a different culture," he said.

"It's was also good playing against teams you have never versed before and meeting other people.

"The food was really weird too."

The Year 11 student not only had to perform against some tough international competition but also the countries extreme humidity as well with levels reaching 90 per cent.

Jack's next challenge will be in January next year when he will play for Queensland in the National Futsal Titles held in Sydney.

Jack said he would also travel to Brazil in November next year to again compete with the Australian squad.

Adding to the list of achievements Jack also received the Junior Sports Award at the Lockyer Valley Australia Awards earlier this year and said he looked to continue making representative sides in the future.

"I hope to just to play soccer all my life, it's a good sport to play," he said.


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