Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

SUPER BOOT; Football Skills Taking Tom Westman, 12, to Japan

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

SUPER BOOT; Football Skills Taking Tom Westman, 12, to Japan

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Byline: Patrick Allen sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

WESTLAWN Pub- lic School student Thomas Westman will embark on the footballing trip of a lifetime when he heads to Japan in July.

Westman, 12, will leave his Year Six studies on the sideline when he steps into position at centre back for the Newcastle Emerging Jets youth side.

The two-and-a-half-week tour of the land of the rising sun holds no fears for the youngster who has already begun preparing, on and off the field, for the overseas trip.

aWeave started training down in Newcastle and Iave already given up on eating sushi so that Iall be keen for it in Japan,a Westman said.

aI usually play centre back with the Westlawn Tigers, but I can switch to midfield if I have to.

aMum (Sarah) and my brother Oliver are both coming over too.a

Westman was selected for the team after a series of representative honours led him to a selection camp in Armidale.

aTom is the only one from the North Coast to be selected in the team, and there are only five regional kids in the squad. …

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