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Indyanna ready for Tasmania

Friday, 14th February, 2020

Indyanna Kooyman will play for South Australia at the Tasmania State Advanced Program Festival in two weeks’ time. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson Indyanna Kooyman will play for South Australia at the Tasmania State Advanced Program Festival in two weeks’ time. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

Indyanna Kooyman is going places in the world of soccer and her next destination is Tasmania. 

In September last year, Indyanna attended the State Identification Program carnival in Adelaide where she was selected to attend a three-month State Advanced Program with the Football Federation of South Australia. 

The program ran twice a week and Indyanna attended 15 sessions, a valiant effort given the distance to Adelaide. 

She was then picked to play for an SA under 13 team at the Tasmania State Advanced Program Festival on February 21, 22 and 23. 

Indyanna said she was looking forward to it because she had made many friends in Adelaide and would now be teammates with half of them. 

She said she enjoyed the freedom of being able to give it her all when out on the field at a carnival.

“I like being able to kick the ball as hard as I want and it won’t hit anyone in the face, hopefully,” she said. “At home I can’t kick it too hard or it will go over the fence or wake up my little sister.”

When asked if she thinks the extra training and state side selections had improved her skills overall, she was modest and said she wasn’t sure, but other people had commented on her improvement. 

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