Elijah Neblett in Year 12 has been selected to play in the Oceania Football World Cup to be held in United Arab Emerates in October this year.
A striker in the Birkenhead Premier team, Elijah recently went to Vanuatu as part of the U17 All Whites Team. After playing 5 games in 10 days the New Zealand team won the tournament and qualified for the World Cup.
The highlight of that trip was a tough game against the home Vanuatu team in front of a crowd of 10000 people. Elijah, who has played soccer since he was five, scored 3 goals in the 4 games that he played