Bound for Japan on soccer tour of a lifetime

JAPAN BOUND: Piper Scott will head to Japan during the September school holidays for a soccer trip of a lifetime. Picture: Jennette Lees

JAPAN BOUND: Piper Scott will head to Japan during the September school holidays for a soccer trip of a lifetime. Picture: Jennette Lees

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Budding soccer star Piper Scott, 13, will head to Japan in September this year after being selected for the prestigious ‘Coerver Coaching Visit Japan Tour 2017’.

Coerver Coaching is a global football coaching program suited for all ages but especially for players aged five to 16 years.

It is highly-regarded with Piper thrilled to be selected into the team to tour Japan. 

In Japan, Piper will play five games over nine days. 

There is also plenty of time for sightseeing with mum Chris and even a visit to Universal Studios.

She was selected after completing a Coerver Coaching clinic last school holidays with 300 other young people from as far as New Zealand. 

Piper’s preferred position is forward or centre-mid. 

She was a latecomer to the sport only joining the Cootamundra Junior Soccer Club five years ago. 

She took to it like a duck to water loving everything about the world game and showing plenty of natural talent. 

This natural talent has been built upon with regular practice and attendance at coaching clinics and trials. 

Piper played in the MacKillop team last year, selected from a region which stretches from Sydney to the South Australian border. 

She was the only player, male or female, from the Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocese to be selected.

Committed to a future in the sport, Piper and younger sister Frankie, travel to Wagga twice a week to train with the Wagga Wanderers Soccer Academy. 

While she has been playing for Cootamundra since she started, Piper will pull on the boots for Wagga this year; a decision made to give her a higher level of competition to play against.

Piper is aiming high in the sport saying one day she would like to play for the Matildas. 

She is certainly a young girl with firm goals and may also like to work towards a soccer scholarship in the United States after she finishes high school. 

She is inspired by Canberra United W-League team captain Nicole Begg, who was a guest at last year’s Cootamundra Sports Foundation dinner.

Ms Begg grew up on a farm near Dubbo and was selected for many representative teams before she ended up in Canberra as an adult. 

She also trained under the Coerver Coaching method.