Congratulations to Aiden lately of the WSC Under 16 team, who has been invited to tour Brazil in August 2011 as part of an Australian Vikings futsal squad. Aiden impressed selectors with an outstanding performance in goals for one of the Southern Tasmanian teams at the National Schools Futsal Titles in Brisbane in September. The South Tassie team - which also included Jy and Bolan from the WSC U16 team - finished the tournament in 3rd spot on their ladder – a great result for a Tassie team competing against squads from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. It is also, I think, a pretty good indication of the sort of player development that happens at our club.

The futsal trip to Brazil will include specialised training with some of the country's finest coaches, a number of games and a tournament against local youth teams, plus the chance to experience a country where futsal and football are an integral part of the culture. According to Brian Keightley, the trip's organiser, the tour of Brazil is one of Vikings Futsal Australia's premier tours.

What a great opportunity, well done Aiden!