The B13 Rush Select coached by Dave Dengerink and Benn Fernie and the G13 Rush Select coached by Nik Penn and Chris Panayiotou were the class of the inaugural U14 Rush Festival in Albuquerque July 21st-25th.
Both groups, playing one year up, made a number of changes from the teams that travelled to Phoenix in February, some to improve the level of the team, some to get a better look at players in the pool and some forced due to outside commitments. The results showed that these changes were definitely for the good, with both teams winning their respective tournament. The B13 Select won all four games outscoring their opponents 19-2 and the G13 Select also winning all four games out scored their opponents 22-5.
The Select teams were able to train together for the first time, as well experiencing some wonderful education including Leadership, Team Building and Dealing with Adversity seminars put on by the Rush Staff.
The pool is ever growing and the future looks very bright for these teams moving forward. For more information on the Rush Select please visit the Rush Soccer Site under the Programs Button.