WP colours for soccer teen

2015-09-22 06:00
Erwin Hansen is content when playing on the field. He received his provincial colours for soccer two weeks ago. 

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Chevon Booysen

Erwin Hansen is content when playing on the field. He received his provincial colours for soccer two weeks ago. PHOTOS: Chevon Booysen

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A flight-footed teenager is on his way to success after he received his provincial colours in soccer.

Erwin Hansen, a 14-year-old from Freedom Park informal settlement, says this is one step closer to playing international football when he grows older.

“I am very happy with this achievement. I know that it will take me further in my sporting career,” Hansen says.

The striker shares his dreams to play for Ajax Cape Town locally and eventually ending up playing for Real Madrid one day.

“They are my favourite teams and that would be a dream come true to play for them one day. I know that I can make it happen,” Hansen says.

His proud father, Richard Hansen, says Erwin’s dream has always been to play soccer.

“He struggled a bit with learning and when I asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up, he told me he just wanted to play soccer. He said he didn’t want to do anything else but focus on his sport.

“ I have supported him in this decision and so far he is using his God-given talent,” says Richard.

Erwin has been playing for the Lansdowne Football club for the past five months and during his first season playing professionally, he has scored 23 goals.

Erwin currently plays for the u.14 and u.17 teams at the Lansdowne Football Club and has already become a player to watch.

His u.14 coach JP Metcalf says Erwin is a “brilliant player and compliments the team nicely”.

“From here on out he will look at playing for the u.15 team, but the plan is to have him qualify for the super league next year and knockout finals during next week. We are very proud of him,” says Metcalf.

A flight-footed teenager is on his way to success after he received his provincial colours in soccer.

Erwin Hansen, a 14-year-old from Freedom Park informal settlement, says this is one step closer to playing international football when he grows older.

“I am very happy with this achievement. I know that it will take me further in my sporting career,” Hansen says.

The striker shares his dreams to play for Ajax Cape Town locally and eventually ending up playing for Real Madrid one day.

“They are my favourite teams and that would be a dream come true to play for them one day. I know that I can make it happen,” Hansen says.

His proud father, Richard Hansen, says Erwin’s dream has always been soccer.

“He struggled a bit with learning and when I asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up, he told me he just wanted to play soccer. He said he didn’t want to do anything else but focus on his sport.

“ I have supported him in this decision and so far he is using his God-given talent,” says Richard.

Erwin has been playing for the Lansdowne Football club for the past five months and during his first season playing professionally, he has scored 23 goals.

Erwin currently plays for the u.14 and u.17 teams at the Lansdowne Football Club and has already become a player to watch.

His u.14 coach JP Metcalf says Erwin is a “brilliant player and compliments the team nicely”.

“From here on out he will look at playing for the u.15 team, but the plan is to have him qualify for the super league next year and knockout finals during next week. We are very proud of him,” says Metcalf.

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