Sixteen-year-old Buddy Newchurch, an Aborigine from Whyalla ....320 miles north of Adelaide, South Australia....has had?
GV Buddy Newchurch plying football with Chelsea Juniors.
LV Buddy down field after ball.
SV Buddy with ball, tackled and loses possession.
SV Buddy talks to VISNEWS reporter Rick Jemison.
(SPEECH OVERLAID OVER FOOTBALL SCENES) CV Buddy Newchurch SOF BEGINS: "Well, I won a....." SOF ENDS: "...play it hard."
CV Chelsea's Assistant Manager, Ron Stuart SOF BEGINS: "Well, he's got.... SOF ENDS: "...stay here as much"
Buddy Newchurch running with other players across training field.
TRANSCRIPT: (Buddy) (SEQ. 5): "Well I won a 500 dollar scholarship from the Aboriginal sports foundation and I wanted to further my career in soccer so back home, well they got fund raising."
(Reporter): And how do you find playing with Chelsea? Do you enjoy the experience?
(Buddy) Yes, I've learned a lot faster here, a lot different.
Reporter: Do they play a lot rougher.
(Buddy) No they dont play...they play it hard."
(Stuart) (SEQ. 6): "Well he's going to have a minimum of three months with us and during that time we've got to try and decide whether he'll be suitable to join us as an apprentice professional and if he progresses and we feel that he can become an apprentice professional..and obviously we've got to contact people in Australia to see whether its permissible for him to stay here s such."
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Background: Sixteen-year-old Buddy Newchurch, an Aborigine from Whyalla ....320 miles north of Adelaide, South Australia....has had a work-out with the Chelsea Football Club's junior squad. He arrived in London on Sunday (25th July) for three months' training with the club, having been brought to the attention of Chelsea's Assistant-Manager, Mr. Ron Stuart, earlier this year during an Australian tour. Buddy had been spotted by Mr. Charles Perkins, himself an Aborigine, who played football in Britain ten years ago. The money for Buddy's trip was raised by subscription among the Whyalla townsfolk. If he comes up to expectations he will play for the chelsea Junior side. His home team was Croatia.
At Mitcham training grounds Buddy Newchurch and Mr. Ron Stuart were interviewed by VISNEWS reporter Rick Jemison.