Volkswagen Junior Masters Football kicks off in Australia

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Volkswagen is calling for Under 12 boys’ club teams nationwide to register to play at the Volkswagon Junior Masters football tournament to be held in Sydney from 1-2 October 2011. Teams can register online at www.juniormastersaustralia.com.au.

Twenty teams will be invited to play at the Junior Masters tournament where they will compete for the opportunity to represent Australia at the Volkswagen Junior World Masters in Poland in May 2012.

“With football the fastest growing sport at a grassroots level, the Volkswagen Junior Masters is a fantastic opportunity for our next generation of football stars and for the future of the sport in Australia,” said Steve Corica, head Coach of Sydney FC's Youth Team.

Leading up to the Volkswagen World Junior Masters in 2012, more than 850 teams from over 20 countries will compete in individual national competitions to determine which club team will represent their home nation.

The 2012 final will be first time Australia has taken part in the competition, which has been running for 12 years.

20 under 12 boys’ club teams from across Australia, will compete in the national tournament, which will be played over two days on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October 2011.

How do teams enter?

U12 boys’ club teams nationwide can register online at www.juniormastersaustralia.com.au.

Volkswagen is looking for teams that not only demonstrate great football skills, but also possess good sportsmanship, team spirit and are actively involved in the community to compete in the Volkswagen Masters National tournament in Sydney in October 2011.

What is the selection process?

Club teams eligible to complete can nominate themselves by completing an entry form consisting of:

• One team photo

• Team name

• One paragraph describing why the team deserves to be entered into the Volkswagen Junior Masters Australia. Include details of how your team actively helps out in your local community.

• Images that show the team both in action and out in the community

Entries can be completed online at www.juniormastersaustralia.com.au.

Entries close on Thursday 21st April at 5pm EST.

From the online registrations, 50 teams will be selected to progress to the second stage, based upon their entry. These teams will be asked to submit a short video displaying some key training skills, game situations and a few words from the team’s captain.

From these entries, twenty teams will be chosen to attend the Volkswagen Junior Masters in Sydney and compete for the opportunity to represent Australia the World Junior Masters 2012 in Poland.

What does the winning team of the Volkswagen Junior Masters receive?

The winning team of the Volkswagen Junior Masters will win an all expenses paid trip for the team (16 players) and two accompanying adults to travel and participate in the Volkswagen World Junior Masters 2012 in Poland.

For more information about the Volkswagen Junior Masters in Australia, visit: www.juniormastersaustralia.com.au

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