Lucas Derrick (Brighton grammar Student, Class of 2016, first on the right in back row) with the rest of the Joeys at the FIFA U17 World Cup

Lucas Derrick U/17 Soccer World Cup

Brighton Grammar’s very own Lucas Derrick (Year 11) was selected to go to Chile as part of the U/17 National Socceroos squad (known as the Joey’s) competing in the FIFA World Cup. Just like the Official World Cup the U/17 competition is played every four years and pits the best of the best against each other to determine the greatest soccer team in the world. This year the Joey’s were in the group of death where they play Germany, Mexico and Argentina. Despite this, the Joeys had a very successful World Cup, beating Argentina and drawing with Mexico, before losing to Nigeria in the Round of 16.

Derrick dribble 560

   Lucas playing for the 1st XI on the Mitchell Oval