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    World record set in Queens Park by local kids and a Socceroo legend

 

IGA Future Stars

Every year more than 600,000 people play sport across Centennial Parklands, but it’s not every day that a sporting world record is achieved here!

Recently 116 kids from six Sydney football clubs joined forces with Socceroos hero John Aloisi to set a RecordSetter World Record for the Largest Kids Penalty Shoot-out right here in Centennial Parklands.

The kids, all aged between 6-13 years old, came from clubs such as Easts FC, Maccabi and Maroubra United to launch the IGA Future Soccer Stars promotion.

Ex-Socceroo and former Melbourne Heart coach, John Aloisi turned goalie for the first time as the kids lined up to take their shot.

Just for the record – the kids scored 51 goals in total, with Aloisi saving 65…but the true winner was sport, kids and (hopefully) the future of Australian football.

Here’s some shots from the day…

The kids line up to take spot kicks, with John Aloisi in goal

The kids line up to take spot kicks, with John Aloisi in goal

The penalty taking hero of yesteryear faced the penalty taking heroes of the future

The penalty taking hero of yesteryear faced the penalty taking heroes of the future

The world record was achieved and the certificate handed to the kids

The world record was achieved and the certificate handed to the kids

Or you can watch the official sponsors video from the day…

 


Centennial Parklands is one of Australia’s largest community sports precincts. See why.

 

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