HAVING returned from the UK with 500 photos, Andrew Johnson has a permanent reminder of his trip of a lifetime.
However, he returned home with more than new skills and a wonderful footballing experience.
The well-mannered 13-year-old from Camira is bubbling with confidence.
Andrew was part of a beneficial tour to the UK with an Australian futsal side selected after the state titles in Cairns.
He started in London, visiting Manchester, seeing north and south Wales, and Perth in Scotland before travelling back to the English capital.
He enjoyed training sessions with Liverpool and Everton coaches and shared in the Aussie teamCOs five wins from seven futsal games.
The teamCOs best result was an 11-1 success over the Middlesborough Futsal Academy.
Andrew also saw English Premier League games between Aston Villa and Fulham, Manchester United and Stoke City, and Manchester City against Wigan.
C[pounds sterling]I got experience and awesome friends,C[yen] Andrew said, appreciative of the opportunity.
C[pounds sterling]The highlight was seeing live EPL games and training with professional coaches.C[yen]
It was his first overseas trip.
C[pounds sterling]I got more knowledge so I know like when to attack and what to do with the ball,C[yen] Andrew said.
AndrewCOs achievements in Australia and overseas have him chosen as the QT-City of Ipswich junior monthly sports star for March. HeCOs the latest winner in the awards backed by Ipswich City Council.
However, heCOs had little time to take it easy since returning to Ipswich. …