He?s a Schwarzer and he too is a goalkeeper


Daniel Schwarzer is the younger brother of Mark ? in fact he?s ten years younger ? and he is currently the number one custodian between the posts at Penrith Nepean United.

?I?m very proud of my brother, of course, and what he is doing at the moment,? he said.

Like his older brother he too is a Marconi Stallions junior. Daniel spent 11 seasons with Marconi before moving to Sydney Wanderers. He arrived at Penrith Nepean United at the start of this season.

?It?s a great club to be at and I?m really enjoying it here at Penrith Nepean,? Daniel said. ?They?re a great bunch of boys, everyone battles and it?s very good here.

 ?We?ve had a good season so far, especially considering how we finished last year.

?The team morale is up which is great to see.?

Daniel recently joined Ronald McDonald – which may seem to be a rather unusual partnership ? but it was to officially launch the 2008 McDonald?s Football NSW ?Kick It Kids? which is a schools-based development program.

The program, in its inaugural year, is a joint initiative between McDonald?s and Football NSW.

It is estimated that it will reach over 65 000 primary school children from the Central Coast to Merimbula.

The aim of Kick It Kids is to develop the game at a grassroots level.

 ?My brother Mark and I have been passionate about football from a young age and used to kick the ball around in the backyard together,? he said.

?Having played for Richmond RSL club at the age of five, I understand the importance of encouraging children to get active and involved in a team sport.?
by Joe Russo