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Mitchell Thorn I wish to compete in the collegiate system so that I will be able to complete a university degree while still being able to play soccer full time. While studying and playing soccer in Australia I am unable to complete this, I would need to study part time. I also believe that studying in America would not only be a fantastic experience culturally but also a fantastic way to experience American soccer. It will also be a great way to meet new people, have new experiences and explore new interests of mine.
PERSONAL Date of Birth: Address: Sex: Height: Weight: Contact:
15th March 1993 35 Sunrise Street, Mount Cotton 4165 Queensland, Australia Male 6ft 2' 78kg, 170lbs
Academics High school: Current year: Grades:
Cavendish Road State High School Alumni Queensland Core Skills Test A
Further Academic information
Queensland Core Skills Test A English B Mathematics B A Chemistry A Biology A Soccer Excellence A Physical Education A Completed accelerated programs within school. In both science and mathematics. Completed accelerated Mathematics university subject. Griffith University 1200BPS Maths course (during year 12) with a GPA 6 <distinction> Completed accelerated Biology university subject. Griffith University 1010BPS Cell Biology course (during year 11) with a GPA 5.0 <credit> Invited to participate in SPARQ-ed Program. (Students Performing Advanced Research QLD). This program is collaborated between The University of Queensland's Diamantina Institute and the Queenslandâ€™s Government's Department of education, Training and the Arts. This immersion research program was developed by Dr Peter Darben under the supervision of Associate Professor Brian Gabrielli involving site-directed mutagenesis to the E7 gene of the Human Papilloma Virus. Merit Awards: Year 8,9,10,11,12 Subject Awards: Physical Education (top student in year 12) Credit awarded during 2007 international competitions and assessments for schools in the field of science. Certificate II in sport (officiating) (Southbank institute of TAFE) Pass in Junior License Course (Southbank institute of TAFE)
Academic goals I set very high academic goals for myself. Currently I am studying engineering at Queenslandâ€™s University of Technology. I aspire to become an engineer if I do not pursue soccer. If I were to gain a scholarship into an American college, I would like to continue some form of engineering or mathematics course. However if this is not the case, I will not be concerned. Whichever course I study within college I will focus completely on it in order to do the best that I can. Depending on my circumstances I would also consider completing an honours degree within university.
Sport: Soccer Current Club: Capalaba F.C. Current Coach: Brian Hastings Head Coach, Kevin Burnes Assistant
Achievements - Trophies, Personal Awards: 2004 Brisbane Southern District State Championship Winners Capalaba junior Goalkeeper of the year 2005 Brisbane District school boys Grand Final Winners Queensland State school boys Grand Final Winners Australian National joint Premiers/Winners Queensland Futsal Brisbane Cup Champions Brisbane Southern District State Championship Winners Viking Futsal Junior Premier League Runners Up 2007 Queensland Futsal Champion Of Champions Brisbane Southern District State Championship Runners Up Vikings Futsal Australasian Champions of Champions Winners Capalaba Junior Academy Captain Austral-Asians School Futsal All-star keeper Queensland Futsal South East Queensland School Titles Winners “Safest Hands” award during England and Scotland Goalkeeping tour 2009 Men’s Premier Youth Premiers Men’s Premier Youth Grand Final Winners Men’s Youth Cup Winners Conceded 14 goals in 22 league games. Conceded average of 0.64 goals per game Gold Coast Champions Cup Under 17’s Runners Up Red Lion School Championship Runners Up 2011 Men’s Premier League Reserves Premiers Men’s Premier League Reserves Grand Final Winners Conceded 27 goals in 26 league games. Conceded average of 1.04 goals per game Men’s Premier League Grand Final Winners Men’s Canale Cup Winners Men’s Silver Boot Cup Runners Up Gold Coast Champions Cup Under 21’s Runners Up Rochedale Rovers Young Player of the Year
2006 Queensland Futsal Champion Of Champions State Winners, Division 1 Boys Grand Final Runners Up (Capalaba Academy), Brisbane Southern District State Championship Winners Viking Futsal Mt Gravatt Summer under 12’s Runners Up Certificate of Achievement in recognition of nomination for the 2006 young sports achiever awards for participation, dedication and achievement in sports. 2008 Under 16 Brisbane Junior League Grand Final Winners Conceded 25 goals in 18 games (playing up a year level). Conceded average of 1.38 goals per game Bill Turner Cup Queensland Champions Bill Turner Cup National Semi Finalists 3rd in Australia) Vikings Futsal School Titles Winners 2010 Men’s Premier Youth Grand Final Winners Men’s Premier Youth Premiers Men’s Youth Cup Winners Conceded 22 goals in 22 league games. Conceded average of 1 goal per game Gold Coast Champions Cup Under 18’s Runners Up Premier Youth Best and Fairest
Over the past 3 years in senior football, conceded 63 league goals in 70 games leaving a conceded average of 0.9 goals per game.
2004 Capalaba Junior Academy Brisbane Southern District Representative Redlands school boys District Representative 2005 Capalaba Junior Academy Brisbane Southern District Representative Redlands school boys District Representative at metropolitan region in Wynnum Metropolitan East school boys representative at state championships in Buderim Queensland school boys representative at national championships in Canberra Queensland Boys Futsal representative in Sydney at National Futsal Championships 2006 Capalaba Junior Academy Brisbane Southern District Representative Viking Futsal Mt Gravatt Summer Representative Queensland Futsal South East Queensland School Titles Representative 2007 Capalaba Junior Academy Brisbane Southern District Representative Shadow Goalkeeper for Queensland Southern School boys District Representative at Metropolitan region in Wynnum Queensland Futsal South East Queensland School Titles Representative 2008 Rochedale Rovers Senior Development Bill Turner Cup School boyâ€™s first choice Goalkeeper at National championships in Newcastle. Southern School boys District Representative at Metropolitan region in Wynnum Queensland Futsal South East Queensland School Titles Representative 2009 Rochedale Rovers Youth Development program Southern School boys District Representative at Metropolitan region in Wynnum Rochedale Rovers Youth Development program 2010 Queensland Futsal South East Queensland School Titles Representative Rochedale Rovers Youth Development program Red Lion School Championship Goalkeeper 2011 Rochedale Rovers Seniors Gold Coast United National Youth League Goalkeeper Gold Coast Cup Under 21â€™s All Star Goalkeeper 2012 Capalaba Seniors (first choice goalkeeper) Gold Coast United National Youth League Goalkeeper
Why should a coach choose you for their team? A coach should choose me as I will be an excellent addition to their team. Not only will I bring a high level of professionalism and experience onto the field, I will show these same qualities off the field with my studies. I believe I am a leader both on and off the field, showing great communication skills and a fantastic attitude. I will be completely committed to my team and to my study. Not only will I be committed, I will work extremely hard in order to achieve great
What makes me different to other players I believe what makes me different from other players is that I am level headed and stay focused on the task in hand. As mentioned before I will be able to succeed in both my studies and training commitments.
How hard do you work on your goals? I work extremely hard on my goals. I continue to pursue these goals until they have been accomplished. Whether these are short team goals, ie assignments or long term goals. I do not assume these goals are easy and work really hard to achieve them
College Goals My college goals are to play regular soccer throughout the season, making the number 1 position as soon as possible. I also wish to complete my degree with a gpa of 3.5. If I can achieve this I will be extremely happy and hopefully I can become drafted into the MLS at the end of my degree
Life Goals My life goals are to become a professional soccer player. I want to have a successful career whether this be playing soccer or through my academics. Whichever it is I want to be achieve it at the highest level.
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