Posts tagged 2016
Waitakere's Armstrong making waves in Turkish league

“After world champs I had been approached by a club from Montenegro, but Goran helped me get a trial with my current club. After that, it was up to me to show them who I am.” he said.

It was all go from there, he’s now in the team’s starting line up as a centre forward, as well as boasting the titles of the youngest paid player in the team and the youngest foreign player in the entire Turkish League. An impressive CV for an 18-year-old player from Green Bay High School, but you won’t catch him shouting it from the rooftops.

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Zach MonkUnder 18, NZ Reps, 2016
Stankovich hits late penalty to secure rare win for New Zealand

Best mates Downie, Stankovich and Troy Amstrong first played together in 2010 as part of the Glen Eden Intermediate boys team and are now crucial members of team New Zealand.

In their fourth match of the tournament, New Zealand led by as much as four earlier in the match as the kiwis jumped out to a 5-1 lead late in the first quarter.

However, China clawed their way back into the match, only for Stankovich to have the last say.

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Zach MonkUnder 18, NZ Reps, 2016