Eastwood lad starts soccer team

2019-12-18 06:01
Eastwood’s very own Brice Petersen started his own football team, Galaticos Football Club.PHOTO:supplied

Eastwood’s very own Brice Petersen started his own football team, Galaticos Football Club.PHOTO:supplied

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JOHANNESBURG-BASED football coach Brice Petersen has started his own soccer team called the Galaticos Football Club.

Petersen, who was born and raised in Eastwood, said he has always been involved in football as a player for most of his life until an injury forced him to be sidelined which lead him into the direction of coaching.

Petersen, who is better known as Coach B, explained that he believes in developing more than just a football player but also bringing out the best in every player both on and off the field.

“I am always looking for ways to improve the game and adapt to the ever-changing game of football,” said Petersen, adding that he brings enthusiasm, structure, creativity and an appetite for success.

Also, Petersen said his aim is to engage with players whatever their age, ability or individual motivation.

“To build confidence and empower players to realise their full potential both on and off the field,” said Petersen.

Furthermore, he said his long-term goals include bringing “soccer clinics” to aspiring football players from different communities in Pietermaritzburg.

A “soccer clinic” is a training class in soccer.

A similar term is used for other sports.

“My passion for the game is my driving force which also assists me in being a good problem solver. I am always wanting to learn more about the game.

“I believe that we are all students in this game and every day is a lesson that we can use to improve the game,” said Petersen.

His coaching experience includes being a head coach for the U15A football team at Carter High School in 2009 where he was responsible for team coaching and player development.

Also in 2014, Petersen joined an SAB Castle League team — Celtic Football Club — where he was responsible for coaching and creating programmes for the team.

Furthermore, in January 2017, he was named the head coach for the WITS Junior Football Club.

The 29-year-old coach is a qualified coach with a South African Football Association (Safa) C Diploma.

In conclusion, Petersen said: “Trust that the process is shaping you, moulding you and preparing you for what is coming.”

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