Wednesday, 15 December 2004 5:54 PM
Yesterday, on the hallowed turf of Bob Jane Stadium, a young footballer made a huge step towards realising his dreams. 13 year old Alex Tabor was presented with his first individual player sponsorship by Four ‘N Twenty and received some advice from former-South Melbourne Youth player Ahmet Ikiz, who now plies his trade in Turkey.
President of the South Melbourne Junior Soccer Club, Peter Papos, a few friends and his proud parents looked on as Alex was presented with a sponsorship worth $7,500, which has been provided to cover football-related costs such as elite training, equipment and travel expenses.
Alex, who attends Caulfield Grammar, is the youngest player to join the South Melbourne Soccer Training Academy and is a current member of the Victorian Development Squad.
He has recently returned from a successful European trip where he represented Oceania in the Coerver Coaching Oceania Tour. During this tour Alex scored seven goals in six matches, against teams such as the FC Barcelona Youth Academy.
South Melbourne FC President, George Donikian was also on hand to witness the presentation.
“We are very proud that one of the newest members of the South Melbourne family was rewarded for his magnificent efforts during his recent overseas tour”, Donikian said.
“It’s fantastic that Four ‘N Twenty, an iconic Australian food brand, saw it fit to sponsor not only grassroots football, but also a very promising young player by the name of Alex Tabor.”
Everybody at South Melbourne FC would like to congratulate Alex on his achievement and wish him all the best for his future footballing endeavours.