Post by ANTONIO FERNANDEZ CARRIEDO on Jun 17, 2014 9:59:42 GMT -5
JOIN THE ASHER ACADEMY GLADIATORS SOCCER TEAM!
Asher Academy's soccer club is recruiting new members and we want you! If you're interested in joining, we practice every day after school on the soccer pitch, or see captains Antonio Fernandez Carriedo/Ana Maria Campos Hernandez.
Antonio stood back and admired the poster he had just put up. The soccer club was really hurting for members, so hopefully this would attract some potential recruits! After all, the club was so small that they had to condense the girls and boys soccer teams into one! It wasn't that Antonio minded sharing the captain's spot with Ana, but he felt that she deserved to have her own team to lead!
He walked away and went to find her, already a little excited at the potential new faces. He ran up to her after spotting her, sliding his arm around her shoulders to give her a little greeting squeeze. "Ana! Hey! I put up posters for the soccer club!"
Post by BERWALD OXENSTIERNA on Jun 17, 2014 23:03:42 GMT -5
Berwald had noticed the football team was advertising for tryouts, how could he not with all the posters all over the hall ways. But it caught his interest since he had played back home in Sweden and he was looking to join a team this year at school. He read over the poster and memorized the names of the two captains.
' Antonio Fernandez Carriedo and Ana Maria Campos Hernandez, if I can find them perhaps they will let me join.'
He went in search of either of the team captains he hoped that they would allow him to join the team. It didn't take him long to find the two team captains, he saw what looked like Antonio with his arm around Ana Maria's shoulders in a one armed hug. He went up behind the two and coughed slightly to hopefully get their attention.
" Y' th' c'ptains? "
Berwald cringed slightly at the sound of his accent as he studied the two captains and hoped that they would accept him to be on the soccer team. He really wanted to join up and make some new friends and he knew he was a good player. He just hoped that the captains thought so too that is if they give him the chance to prove his skills as a player.
" I did play goalk'per back h'me in Sw'den "
His coaches back in Sweden always told him that he was best suited to play goalkeeper because of his height and he had to say he really enjoyed the position because he knew it was a important position to play.
Post by ANA MARÍA CAMPOS HERNÁNDEZ on Jun 17, 2014 23:59:53 GMT -5
The moment the bell rang Ana María placed her backpack over her shoulder and followed the herd of students that were anxious to get out of the classroom. This was her last class of her day and she couldn't have been more happy that it was done. She didn't have a heavy load of homework that day which meant that she could go to her room, relax, watch some TV and then hang out with her friends later on. It was a really good plan.
As she made her way around the hallways, fantasizing about sweat pants and afternoon snacks, she felt someone wrap their arms around her in a warming hug. She turned around, not surprised by the sudden burst of affection (she had a lot of close friends at this school) and smiled when she saw Antonio. "Ana! Hey! I put up posters for the soccer club!" Ana María smiled as she wrapped her own arm around his waist and gave him a small kiss on the cheek. "Antonio, that is awesome! You should have told me you were putting the posters up today, I would have helped you. Might have been a great excuse to not go to class, hehe."
There was nothing that made Ana María more happy than seeing her beloved team merge together and open its doors to new teams. She had been waiting anxiously for the season to start. She just couldn't wait for that first kick when the players are lined up and the referee blows their whistle and the crowds burst with cheering. It was all very good and it brought most of the school together. She just loved putting on that gold and blue jersey with the number sixteen on its back and high five her teammates.
Though she was part of other teams as well, lead one of those as captain too, this team was her baby. She loved it more than anything else at Asher, which made total sense since she spent most of her time at the field improving her skills. Naturally Ana María was more than happy to welcome new members, which they seemed to be lacking for some strange reason. However, it seemed that the posters had done a good job when another voice caught their attention and Ana María turned around to see a very tall student that she could just almost remember his name.
"Y' th' c'ptains?"
Ana María nodded, giving the blonde a big smile. "Yes we are! I'm Ana María and this is Antonio. You're Berwald, right? I have seen you before. So you played back in Sweden, huh? That's awesome," she said. "We are actually looking for a goalkeeper. Our last one graduated and you seem fit for the job." Although Ana María was more than willing to let anyone into her team just like that, she was very peculiar about the players that tried out for her team. She wanted to make sure that she got the best of the best, while still making sure that she could give the same chances to everyone who so wanted to be a part of this amazing sport. Besides, a good captain trains the players to be the best anyway, so she wasn't really worried about skills. She just wanted to get a general idea.
Post by LUDWIG BEILSCHMIDT on Aug 17, 2014 15:00:33 GMT -5
The soccer club recruitment posters that had appeared on the walls had been taunting Ludwig all day. On the one hand, he loved soccer: he'd grown up watching Bundesliga matches with his family on their little TV set and always joined in the festivities whenever the national team qualified for the World Cup. He spoke the language of Fußball and was more than happy to debate and discuss it with other fans. On the other hand...
Ludwig could still vividly recall his parents sitting down across the kitchen table from him and explaining gently that he couldn't join the local soccer club with the other children his age. It had never been an issue of money or of time, although Ludwig had promised to continue doing his homework and his chores before he had understood the true heart of the issue. No, this had been about control. Specifically, a boy who could send his brother through a wall with a careless shove and who could destroy both a soccer ball and the tree standing in as a goalkeeper with a well-placed kick might not belong on a soccer team. 'You're just not ready yet,' his mother had tried to reassure him, but that phrase had been repeated year after year when Ludwig asked again to join the team. What about basketball? Not ready. Rugby? Not ready. Even when he'd grown old enough to understand that it wasn't an issue of readiness, despite what he promised, the answer had been the same.
Eventually, Ludwig had accepted that he'd never play on a sports team. The odds were stacked unfairly in his favor, and any small misuse or slip-up on his part could hurt someone. He'd stuck to running and weightlifting after that, but it lacked the team spirit, the camaraderie and friendship of the teams he'd seen on TV.
Shaking the unpleasant memories from his head, the student scanned the hallways. Out of the corner of his eye, he spied the team managers who'd hung up the posters, already in conversation with a tall and athletic looking guy - the fliers had clearly done their job well. Ludwig wouldn't be able to play, but perhaps he could get involved another way, training or running drills or assistant managing. It certainly couldn't hurt to ask, and after all these years of wanting to be closer to the sport, here at last had arisen a somewhat decent opportunity. Ludwig adjusted his bag and approached the trio, looking towards Ana - he knew her well enough already.
"Hello, I hope I'm not interrupting," he greeted, "but I saw your posters for the soccer club. Do you need any help with, you know... the management side of things? I'm not much of a player but I'm interested."
Post by BERWALD OXENSTIERNA on Aug 22, 2014 17:20:01 GMT -5
Berwald nodded as the other student got his name right. There were few people that got his name right in this school there it was a welcome change for him. He looked over the girl as she spoke listening to every word she said.
"Yes we are! I'm Ana María and this is Antonio. You're Berwald, right? I have seen you before. So you played back in Sweden, huh? That's awesome,"
He nodded as yes he did play back in Sweden and he was proud of that, so when she told him that it was awesome that he did he smiled inwardly to himself that perhaps this would work out.
"We are actually looking for a goalkeeper. Our last one graduated and you seem fit for the job."
He would prove himself to Ana and Antonio that he was the right choice for their goalkeeper “ I w’ll try my b’st “ he promised her. “ Wh’n sh’uld I go to the p’tch? “ He didn’t see on the poster when he should go down to the pitch for the tryouts.
Hello, I hope I'm not interrupting," he greeted, "but I saw your posters for the soccer club. Do you need any help with, you know... the management side of things? I'm not much of a player but I'm interested."
Berwald looked over when he heard a new voice join the conversation. He saw that it was Ludwig, he didn’t hang out with the German student but he did see him around the school and knew the other was very smart.
Post by JOÃO OLIVEIRA SANTOS on Nov 11, 2014 16:05:23 GMT -5
Joao wasn't guided to the soccer pitch by the flashy advertisement posters that took up every inch of free wall space throughout the school's hallways, nor was he directed there by classmates or teachers who knew of his hobby. No, what took him there on the exact day recruitment started was something more akin to instinct or passion for the game, or so the Brazilian himself would have liked to put it.
In reality, well, the most likely reason was that he spent every minute of free time he had playing soccer anyway, and so it was only a matter of time before his quest to find a proper playing field took him to the actual soccer pitch and the small group of people gathered there. Him being there on the day of recruitment was most likely nothing but an simple coincidence.
Regardless, it made the Brazilian's heart jump to see the pitch and the uniforms some of the students on the scene donned. Was this... like an actual soccer club? Vishi! He was fairly new to both the academy and what it had to offer, so he'd had no idea they actually had a club. In hindsight, it was really stupid of him to not have asked around instead of going and playing soccer with his friends (or in worst case, alone) all this time. Soccer was popular, of course there would be a club.
Anem, João, you've been missing out...
Well, better make sure he didn't miss anything more, then. So, with a grin back on his lips, he set his sights on the Hispanic looking duo, who he believed to be the leaders. Call it intuition again. Aaand, well, the fact that they seemed to be advising the others present probably played a part too.
But anyway. First things first.
"Legaaal, a futebol club?" The Brazilian teen exclaimed loudly as his steps brought him closer to the other students, his trusted football balanced neatly atop his head. There were a few tall people standing between him and the supposed leaders, but heck if he'd let that deter him. So, without a second thought he started to jump up and down behind the two tall, blonde students in front of him, one hand waving furiously in the air to mark his presence. "Oi~! You guys don't happen to have a need for a striker, do you?"