Liam was crowned hat-trick hero during the nail-biting National Club Futsal Championships All Abilities final in late January where his TAG 5 Maroon team proudly took home the gold medal.
Liam has been a valued Monte Lupo Café supported employee for the past four years but in his spare time, he devotes many hours to futsal training with his sights firmly set on a gold medal at the Special Olympics one day.
While the Olympics are still a few years away, Liam remains focused on competing in national competitions and is looking forward to visiting Tasmania in October.
Liam is a committed sportsperson at heart and has 89 medals to prove it. He has enjoyed various sports such as rugby, tennis, cricket, basketball and soccer but futsal is his favourite.
Liam explains that there are some similarities of his work at Monte Lupo and his position on the futsal team.
“Everyone has to work together and a lot of communication is needed to ensure everyone contributes to the team’s success,” Liam said. “I have the middle back position and have to chat all the time, but these skills could help me become a coach one day.
“I’m really interested in becoming a coach and I’ve started helping out the team when the coach is away.”
Liam gained work experience at Monte Lupo Café during his final year attending Kuraby Special School and has enjoyed working at the Café ever since.
“It’s good working at the café – I like getting paid and I like the people I work with. Zac is my ‘chatterbox’ friend, and we often go to Timezone and bowling on the weekend,” he said.