Q and A with South West Phoenix Felix
Young Felix is just one of the examples of talent coming out from the Margaret River Region. He started his football career at local club Football Margaret River where for a small town club are doing great things to produce some exciting talent.
He is now playing his football at South West Phoenix in Bunbury, the state representative club of the South West region, where he gets to test his skills and try to catch the eye of clubs and coaches up and down the state.
Felix has being doing some Private Coaching sessions with LJ Soccer while the virus put all football competitions on hold to keep up his technical ability and physical shape to prepare him for returning to the game when we receive the green light.
I spoke with Felix to ask him a few questions about football in Margaret River and what his dreams are for the future:
1. When and how did you start playing football?
"When I was 9, Dad got me into a Margaret River Team."
2. Did you play any other sports as a kid?
"I played AFL when I was really young but it was so boring, I used to sit down on the pitch."
3. Who are your role models?
"I always looked up to Marcelo because of his insane first touch but I have most recently come to admire Santi Cazorla because you can’t get the ball off of him. Jack Eades has also been a huge role model of mine since I basically started playing football, I believe that without the coaching and the experiences he has put provided me with I would not be the player or the person I am today."
4. What are your dreams and aspirations within football?
"To train to be the best I can be, and see where it takes me."
5. What was it like growing up in Margaret River and playing football here?
"So chilled, all my mates were in my team so I always looked forward to the game days."
6. What’s it like playing at South West Phoenix?
"Its very fun playing in the NPL as you are matched against good teams such as Perth Glory and ECU Joondalup, I can’t wait to get back to it after coronavirus goes away."
7. What advice would you give to any young aspiring players in and around Margaret River?
"Just because you come from a country town doesn’t mean you can’t do big things, Josh Risdon for example plays for Australia and is from Bunbury."
We seem to be doing something right down here in Margaret River in regards with producing some promising talent, this is just one of the examples of many players who are doing not only theirselves proud but their families and communities also.