Category: Match Report

FNSW PL2 R2 Wrap

The second round of the 17/18 FNSW Premier League 2 (PL2) competition saw the Boomerangs club travel to Redfern to take on the Sydney Futsal Club at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.

Development Squad Matches
The Sydney Futsal Club provided some strong opposition for the 11 development boys to play and it was a good hitout for the young Boomerangs boys. Whilst being generally outplayed and outmuscled, the lads are continuing to develop their play and learning to match it with tougher opposition. Earlier in the day, the 10 boys development squad took on Sydney City Eagles across town at the new Michael Clarke Recreation Centre in Western Sydney. There was no game for the 11/12 development girls squad.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 0 – 8 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 0-3)
The 12 boys had a tough time on their hands against yet another quality 12 boys team. They matched it with the Sydney Futsal 12 boys in the first half but failed to take advantage of the opportunities in the front third of the court. The second half saw the home team power home full of confidence and some terrific teamwork. The 12 boys are continuing to develop their skills and team play, but lack some of the size and physicality of the top teams in this competition.

13 Girls: Boomerangs 2 – 1 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 0-1)
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FNSW PL2 R1 Wrap

After what seemed like a long off-season, Saturday 8 October saw the 2017-18 Football NSW Premier League 2 season kick off with a home round against the Sydney City Eagles club.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.

Curtain raiser matches included a scratch match between the Boomerangs 10 boys and 11/12 girls teams. It was a very competitive match with both teams working hard at both ends of the court, and with only a couple of goals separating the two teams. The 10 boys are coming on well under the watchful eye of coaches Nick Rathjen and Ahmed Ugool as are the 11/12 girls who are also building their skills and team play nicely with Nick van Aalst, Grace Basser-Silk and Isobel D’Amico curating their development.

The next game was also a development squad game featuring 11-year-old boys from both the Boomerangs and visiting Eagles. The match was an even encounter which provided an opportunity for the boys to have solid run against some tougher Sydney opposition. Again, the Boomerangs young boys are developing their individual and team skills well under Ben Basser-Silk and performed creditably.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 4 Sydney City Eagles
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Review – FNSW PL1 Elimination Semi-Final Men

By virtue of finishing fourth on the season competition ladder, the Boomerangs men’s team qualified for the finals series of the Football NSW Premier League futsal competition and were drawn, in the first weekend of finals, in an elimination final against third-placed Enfield Rovers. The qualifying final saw minor premiers, Inner West Magic take on Dural Warriors.

The men’s matches topped off a big day of finals action held at the Dural futsal centre, with the qualifying finals being played on Court 1, and the elimination finals on Court 2. The match’s kick-off time was delayed by just over 30 minutes as three early games on the ‘elimination court’ had gone to overtime and some to penalties.

A strong team was selected from the Boomerangs men’s roster and given the shared head-to-head results of the regular season against the Rovers it was expected that a close match would ensue. Continue reading “Review – FNSW PL1 Elimination Semi-Final Men”

FNSW PL1 Round 14 Wrap

The final regular round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition had the Boomers club travel to Wollongong to take on the South Coast Taipans club at the University of Wollongong.

The heatwave weather conditions forecast for the day forced Football NSW to implement their hot weather policy across all futsal games and all divisions, to cancel any unnecessary matches and to have all matches completed prior to the heat of the day kicking in. As such a rescheduled day of fixtures was advised on the Thursday prior, which had included the cancellation of games that had no impact on top four ladder positions. For the Boomerangs/Taipans fixtures, this included the 12 and 14 boys and the Open Women. Additionally, FNSW had cancelled all development and academy matches.

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FNSW PL1 Round 13 Wrap

The penultimate round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition had the Boomers club travel to Sydney to take on the Mountain Majik club at the Blacktown Leisure Centre.

Both the development/academy games and the competitive matches kicked off at 12.30pm and ran concurrently on separate courts. The Majik club has multiple junior teams allowing the 11 boys to play a match, the 11/12 girls to play two and the 10 boys, three matches against separate Majik opposition.

It was another day of disappointing results for the club – a constant theme across this PL1 season – with the only highlight in the important men’s match at the end of the day. All the other teams though continue to enjoy their futsal and put in a 100% effort into representing their club. Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 13 Wrap”

FNSW PL1 Round 12 Wrap

The final home round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition played out at the AIS when the Boomerangs teams took on the mighty Mascot Vipers club.

The development/academy games started the day from 10.15am with the competitive matches kicking off at 12.30pm with the 12 boys and concluding with the Men’s match at 7.20pm.

Don’t forget to check out the photos of Match Day 12 at the Boomerangs photo site.

A summary of the day’s results: Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 12 Wrap”

FNSW PL1 Round 11 Wrap

January 21 saw Round 11 of the NSW Premier League futsal competition play out; for the Boomerangs, this meant taking on the Enfield Rovers Club at the AIS.

The development/academy matches started the day from 10.30am with the competitive matches kicking off at 12.30pm with the 12 boys and concluding with the Men’s match at 7.20pm.

Don’t forget to check out the photos of Match Day 11 at the Boomerangs photo site.

A short summary of the day’s results:

12 boys – Boomerangs 0 – 8 Rovers (HT 0– 2)
13 girls – Boomerangs 2 – 3 Rovers (HT 1 – 2)
14 boys – Boomerangs 2 – 4 Rovers (HT 1 – 1)
15 girls – Boomerangs 2 – 1 Rovers (HT 0 – 1)
16 boys – Boomerangs 0 – 7 Rovers (HT 0 – 3)
17 girls – Boomerangs 4 – 1 Rovers (HT 2 – 1)
Youth men – Boomerangs 5 – 3 Rovers (HT 3 – 2)
Open Women – Boomerangs 4 – 1 Rovers (HT 1 – 0)
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FNSW PL1 Round 10 Wrap

14 January saw the resumption of the 16/17 NSW Premier League Futsal competition, with the Boomerangs hosting the Inner West Magic club at the AIS.

The three development/academy matches started the day from 10.15am with the competitive matches kicking off at 12.30pm with the 12 boys and concluding with the Men’s match at 7.20pm.

Don’t forget to check out the photos of Match Day 10 at the Boomerangs photo site.

Again, the results didn’t go the way of the Boomerangs teams, but the effort and intensity certainly was there – especially in the first half of each game.

A short summary of the day’s results: Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 10 Wrap”

FNSW PL1 Round 9 Wrap

Round 9 of the FNSW Premier League 1 futsal competition for 2016/17 saw the Boomerangs travel to Sydney Boys High School in the centre of Sydney to take on UTS Northside. It was a hot and humid day in the NSW capital and the players needed to be well hydrated to maintain their energy throughout the day.

Four development/academy matches kicked off the day from 10am giving the youngest of Boomerangs; the 9, 10, 11 and 12 year-olds some valuable experience playing against much tougher competition than they would find in Canberra in local competitions and preparing them for the competitive age groups in years to come.

The competitive matches kicked off with the 12 boys and concluded with the Men’s match at 6.40pm.

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FNSW PL1 Round 8 Wrap

The first round of the second half of the FNSW Premier League 1 futsal competition for 2016/2017 was played on December 10, with the Boomerangs at home, hosting the Dural Warriors.

The Dural club has been a stalwart club of the highest quality in the FNSW Premier League competition, and in the F-League (men’s and women’s). Their older age groups, in particular, are always competitive and generally at the top of the standings in whatever competition they compete in. This season though several of their younger age groups are having less success than usual and it was expected that a few wins – by the junior teams especially – might be forthcoming for the ever improving Boomers younger teams. In addition, the men’s and women’s teams seem to also match up well against Dural and have had some success in the recent past.

This round was played at Gungahlin College due, once again, to the unavailability of preferred venues the AIS Training Halls and mPowerdome. The day started with a couple of terrific hit-outs for the development squads with the 10/11 boys combining in a one hour match against Dural’s travelling youngsters. The 11/12 girls again showed how well they are developing as a group and growing in confidence each week. Those old enough look like they will fit nicely into the 13’s competitive grade next season. Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 8 Wrap”