Young Greek of the Week
Victoria Mangonis is one of 14 girls selected to represent the U12's Victorian State soccer team in a national tournament in Adelaide next week. Victoria adores soccer, and her favourite player is Michael Theoklitos (ex Melbourne Victory goalkeeper), whose brother, Andrew, baptised Victoria's little sister, Olivia.
Victoria Mangonis,12, Yarra Primary School.
Your greatest achievements
Being the School Captain this year and making the U12's Victorian Girls soccer team 2009.
How did you get to where you are now
My parents always told me to respect people at my school and mix with all the students! Soccer wise, definitely my dad who's a soccer coach himself.
Your greatest challenge
Dealing with the loss of my middle sister, Ellie, in 2008.
Your aspirations/goals for the future
To study hard and go to university as well as continue my soccer! My dream is to play for the Matildas at a World Cup!
Best moment of your life
Seeing my 2-year-old sister, Olivia, just after birth.
One word that describes you the best
Person you most admire
My sister Ellie who battled life against all the odds for 8 years.
Best thing about being Greek-Australian
Being enriched by the history of Greece and grateful for the opportunities Australia offers!
If I could say anything to the Greek community
Be proud of your heritage and follow your dreams!
Most embarrassing Greek moment
The priest got my name wrong when I went for holy communion!
Favourite place to go or hang out at
Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre with my friends.
Favourite Greek food?
Song that I can't get out of my head at the moment?
Already Gone-Kelly Clarkson.
I can't live without..
All my family and team-mates at Clifton Hill soccer club.
If I was Kevin Rudd for a day....
I would Pour money into the support services for the disadvantaged and disabled.
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