Benji Calicetto, 10, and Tristan Calicetto, 11, are keen to finally get back on the football pitch for City Brothers U12s.
Benji Calicetto, 10, and Tristan Calicetto, 11, are keen to finally get back on the football pitch for City Brothers U12s.

Fortnite feuds fuel Brothers’ footy return

BENJI Calicetto admits he is somewhat on the fence about a return to football next weekend, because lacing his boots means putting down the PlayStation controller.

Benji, 10, and brother Tristan, 11, have built a burgeoning Fortnite video game rivalry over the school holidays but with football just around the corner, the pair’s field of battle will soon shift.

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Ahead of today’s Mackay Regional Football Zone media call, the two brothers were in a hard-fought best of three 1v1 contest in their favourite video game.

“We didn’t get to finish the third 1v1,” Tristan said.

“He won the first, I won the second, and we didn’t get to do the third because we had to come here.”

Benji said though his brother was likely better than him at football, when it came to Fortnite the superior player was still undecided.

What the two brothers could agree on was that after a drawn out football off-season, they were both keen to get back on the pitch with their mates.

“I just like meeting up with my friends and having a run around with them,” Benji said.

“I miss playing with my friends,” Tristan added.

“I don’t get to see them that often anymore because I’m staying at home.”

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The boys’ City Brothers U12s side opens its season next weekend against Airlie Beach.

Benji’s unique skillset allows his coach to deploy him as a centre back or on the left wing, while Tristan’s eye for goal means he often leads the line as the team’s number 9.

Even with the shorter season, Tristan boldly proclaimed “30 goals” was his target this year.