Alessandro Pena Alcazar takes a leap of faith in pursuit of soccer dream

Isobel Cootes
By Isobel Cootes
May 22 2021 - 1:00am
West Canberra Wanderers FC's Alessandro Pena Alcazar and Tigers FC's Christian Junna header the ball. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Three months ago Alessandro Pena Alcazar made the more than 11,000 kilometre move from Chile to Canberra in pursuit of furthering his dream of playing soccer professionally.

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Isobel Cootes

Isobel Cootes

Journalist

Sports reporter at The Canberra Times. A Novocastrian with a passion for football (or soccer as they call it in the capital) via The Examiner and The Port Lincoln Times.