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Bend it like Cahill

Meeting and training with his hero Tim Cahill has motivated an already stellar talent in Josh Wentworth.
Meeting and training with his hero Tim Cahill has motivated an already stellar talent in Josh Wentworth.

IF A picture tells a thousand word story, Josh Wentworth's Tim Cahill Everton Clinic journey photo album would tell 100,000.

The Murwillumbah East Public School soccer whiz kid won the experience along with four others from hundreds of other Australian soccer talents earlier this year.

"The best part was walking out to Goodison Park to watch Everton play Sunderland, and meeting Tim and other Everton players by the side of the pitch before the match," Josh said.

"He didn't play, because he was being rested for the FA Cup, so he spent a bit of time with us in his personal box."

His mother Jodie flipped through the album showing Josh sitting in Cahill's "naughty (locker room) seat", holding his match jersey, eating dinner with him and participating in a tight-knit training session on the grass of the Australian-export's backyard.

The 11 year old hit it off with Cahill's nine year old son and said lessons learned under his fleeting tutelage related to "attitude and respect".

"It's just helped me altogether.

"I'm more focused and I want to get better and better - it was inspiring."

Ms Wentworth said her son had just qualified for the Primary School Sports Association's New South Wales championship carnival from May 29-21.

"Most kids don't make it when they're only in Year 5," she said.

Josh currently plays in the Under 12 Junior Premier League for the Kingscliff District Football Club.

When he was in Year 3 he told his mother "I am going to be a Socceroo and hope to play internationally".

His personal best juggling record is 2184, after which he reportedly could not walk for a week.

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