MAKING a second Australian futsal touring team in three years is Bec Deer's immediate goal.
The 18-year-old toured the UK for three weeks with an Australian squad in 2012 and described this as an 'incredible experience.' The Australians played a series of games in the UK while also attending training sessions conducted by Liverpool and Everton football clubs. Bec now hopes to earn a spot in the youth (under 21) team to go to Hawaii later this year.
Bec's efforts at the recent national championships will make it difficult for selectors to leave her out. She was named in the five strong All Stars team selected by coaches at the conclusion of the titles.
Bec is the Manning River Times-Iguana Sportstar of the Week, earning a $50 open order at Iguana.
She was a member of the Northern NSW side, which was basically made up of Taree players, at the nationals. Northern defied considerable odds to make the semi-finals.
Bec usually plays in a defensive position and believes her chances of making the plane for Hawaii will be 'pretty good.'
She only started playing futsal four years ago after being drawn into the game through soccer, where she plays for Old Bar Barbarians in the southern women's competition.
Bec now plays three nights a week in four competitions and says she enjoys the frantic pace of the game.
A centre back, Bec started playing soccer around seven years ago.
"I was over netball and looking for something different,'' she explained.