Kingscliff girls beat the odds
THE Kingscliff Soccer Club's under-15 girls team are the toast of the club after winning their Gold Coast Soccer grand final.
The girls came up against the powerful Coomera side that had not been beaten all season.
In a dramatic and hard-fought final, Kingscliff caused a major upset, defeating Coomera 1-0 thanks to a goal by Makayla Larosa.
To add to the impressive performance, Kingscliff kept Coomera scoreless for the first time this season.
Proud coach Alex Kamaoui side the result was reward for hard work which the girls had put in and the ability to play as a team and for each other.
“We had played Coomera three times this season and were beaten each time, so to win in the grand final was a great effort,” Kamaoui said.
“A lot of these girls only started playing when they were 11, and back then had never touched a soccer ball.
“When they started out they were getting beaten easily and by big margins, but as they became more-experienced, their results improved.
“Last year they played in the grand final but were beaten, so this year was another big step forward. They now play very well as a team and for each other - it doesn't matter on their own abilities.
“In the grand final they produced great defence and also created many opportunities to score but couldn't convert.
“We are the only Kingscliff side to win a premiership.”
Many of the girls will step up to the under 17s next year, with Kamaoui as their coach.
A few of the younger players will stay with the under 15s to help steer the side to more success.