The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011
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60 Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 6 0 C O L O R : C M Y K 2 5 5 2 0 5 /1 1 c k 4 7 0 1 0 5 /1 2 c k Mighty Mix potting mix in a big 30litre bag exclusive to Mitre 10. 150 Only! sku 8058437 Big O MITRE 1O Milner Road, Alice Springs Ph: 8953 3141 $ 5 .99 EACH $19 .99EACH 2400x200x75mm H 4 treated pine sleepers. 100 Only! sku 8064756 and do those jobs around the yard with these great deals from BigO Available Saturday and Sunday only Sat 8.30-4.30 Sun 8.30-3.30 Cash cheque and card only, floor stock only no rain checks etc Get in this weekend 3 7 0 2 0 5 /1 2 Raiders hit Pioneer Park: P56 SOCCER Dale Fletcher Phillip OKeefe has made the 22-man Adelaide United under-18 squad to compete in the Weifang Cup Picture: CALUM ROBERTSON CHINA CALL UP CHINA CALL UP I want to make a name for myself and to represent home PHILLIP OKEEFE BORROLOOLA star striker Phillip OKeefe is on his way to China to put his skills up against the worlds best. OKeefe booked his place this week on the Adelaide United 22-man squad to compete in the Weifang Cup after impressing Adelaide United coach Michael Valkanis. OKeefe said he was very nervous while preparing for his first training session at Hindmarsh Stadium on Monday night. OKeefe said: It is the most nervous I have ever been. Following in the footsteps of mentor John Moriarty is a major drive for OKeefe. He said: I want to make a name for myself and to represent home. In the AFL, theres too many Aboriginals playing and I want to try to get into Adelaide United and Socceroos. Adelaide United chairman Greg Griffin said OKeefe made an instant impact. Griffin said: On Wednesday night the training squad played against White City Woodville, a strong junior team here in Adelaide, and Phillip came on and impressed from his first touch. Griffin described OKeefes first taste of the action as a deft left foot control and shot which missed by inches. He said: He then had a great run down the right and his shot hit the side netting. The goalkeeper had no chance if the shot was on target. I spoke to Michael (Valkanis) after the match and we both agreed Phillip should be in the squad. The only hurdle holding back OKeefe in joining his new Reds teammates on the plane on July 26 is gaining a passport and visa to travel. He said: We are currently in the process now to get Phillip everything he needs to get to China. Adelaide kick off their Weifang Cup campaign on July 31 against European powerhouse Benfica. He said: It is the best under-18 club competition in Asia. We (Adelaide) have five Joeys (Australian under-17), four from SASI (South Australian Sports Institute) and we have hand picked 13 from the cream of young talent which Phillip is a part of. OKeefes mentor Alistair Evans also has had good news this week when he was offered a contract to play with Adelaide-based club White City Woodville. Griffin said: Alistair played on Wednesday night and did particularly well. We as a club are looking at creating an Indigenous development officer and Alistair is on the radar for that position. Hoops star: P59