Tara Rushton: Test of Character

Tara Rushton pens a letter to Wanderers fans prior to our match against Melbourne Victory.

Asia's biggest football competition and the largest tournament Australia has ever hosted kicks-off the New Year.
 
The Socceroos face off against the best in Asia set against the stunning backdrop of our home! There will be unforgettable moments created, football superstars in the making, upsets and drama.
 
After watching the story unfold of the Wanderers’ journey through the AFC Champions League, defying the odds and making history to be crowned the Champions of Asia, is the perfect entree to what will be the best three course football meal yet.
 
We have experienced the magic of what is possible when you truly believe and will hope that January provides another first for football in Australia and the Socceroos.
 
The slate will be wiped from being pipped by the Blue Samurai in the Asian Cup 2011 and we will be hoping 2015 is our year. One thing we learnt from watching the Champions League is that while you can be lucky in some instances, you make your own luck.
 
Your determination, commitment and belief goes a very long way to get you over the line. When you look at the form the Wanderers are in now what must be remembered is that rock bottom has built way more champions than privilege; the tough times are the real test of character.
 
“What seems to be hard now will one day be your warm up”
 
True words. What goes up must come down but there is no way you stay down forever.