A 10-Year-Old Girl Gets Interest from Scouts Worldwide
By: Chase Liu
Michaela Togias, 10, is a girl from Sydney, Australia, who caught the eye of many premier league academy scouts. She will fly to the UK to present her skills in front of the world.
Two teams’ scouts, Manchester United and Manchester City, watched Michaela at the Global Football Network showcase, where she had to play against some of the most popular and biggest clubs.
However, she was the youngest out of the 10-19 years old’s that showed up for the showcase for a chance to win a scholarship.
“There were 60 girls at the showcase, and I was a little nervous because I was the youngest and smallest there, but I just gave it my all and had fun,” Michaela said. “At the end of the showcase, the scouts asked to speak to my mum and told her that I have what it takes to play in the UK. Hearing that from them put a big smile on my face.”
Michaela said that she hopes that when she grows up, she can represent her country by playing soccer.
“To think that in a few months’ time, I’ll be playing in the UK is like a dream come true,” Michaela said. “I hope to one day make my country proud, just like Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter. I have great coaches who push me to play at my best. I train hard every day and put my all into every training session and game.”