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HOLIDAYS are the last thing on Trevor Morgan's mind.
Unlike most of his teaching colleagues who have closed books on work until the end of the month, there's no such break for the director of coaching of Westfields Sports High School's soccer program.
Outside the classroom, Morgan is kicking more goals as head coach of Parramatta Power's youth league squad.
Trevor Morgan Soccer Coach
DOUBLE GOALS...Westfields students and Parramatta Power youth players John Mansueto, Ugur Aslan and Daniel Wilkinson with coach Trevor Morgan.
It's his second year in the job, coac- hing Power to winning the National Youth League last season in his debut year, and the side is once again on top of the ladder this season.
And he can forget about the Easter break - he's taking a squad of 18 boys from Westfields to tour Holand and England from March 30 to April 19.
Morgan became coaching director of the school's soccer program in late 1997 and is one of the reasons why Westfields Sports is arguably the top soccer school in NSW.
The boys have won the Puma Cup for 10 years in a row, while the girls have been state champions for seven years.
It's a position that's a fulltime job in itself, implementing a program to produce the best soccer talent possible.
"There's a team of six, including a fulltime strength condirioning coach and Sydney United defender and teacher David Barrett who's been there, done that, as a player, trying to do the very best for the kids we have," said Morgan.
"I enjoy, seeing talented players going onto bigger and brighter futures, knowing that you've played a part."
On top of that, there's also his commitments to Parramatta Power which involves several nights a week and weekends. I leave home at 6am and don't come home until
8.30pm three night a week, then I spend the weekends coaching. It doesn't give me much time for family," he said.
"I'm always having difficulty balancing between the two jobs. There are times where I wish I had a week off to spend with my wife. But I love soccer with a passion. If you put in the hours, you reap the rewards."

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Wednesday 1st January 2003

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