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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)
The 13 girls match was a terrific example of tenacity and working to a game plan. The very even first half saw the home side with a single goal advantage, however, the Boomers 13 girls lifted in the second half and remained disciplined and focussed, scoring two and keeping a clean sheet to take out the match by the narrowest of margins. This was an especially satisfying win given they were without their regular ‘keeper, and the role was filled by two part-timers.
Goals to  Izzy Listar and Abri Albert

14 Boys: Boomerangs 6 – 2 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 2-0)
The 14 boys have shown in the two matches so far this season that they have the tenacity and endurance to be highly competitive in this league. Some terrific play in the first half – especially at the defensive end – had the boys up by two at the break. They worked hard in the second period but even as they scored two, they also conceded two and with around nine minutes to play in the game, the opposition went to a fifth man power play, leaving the goal unattended. The lads worked hard to defend against five court players and stole the ball back on a number of occasions to net twice more before the final whistle blew.
Goals to  Keiran Allen, Noah Fior and four to Odhran Traynor

15 Girls: Boomerangs 3 – 1 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 0-1)
Like the 13 girls, the 15 girls found themselves down by a solitary goal at the halftime break. Through discipline at both ends of the court and sheer hard work, energy and running, they wrested back the match momentum to score three second-half goals whilst themselves keeping a clean sheet. Another terrific result for this team chock-full of talent.
Goals to  Stella De Marco (2) and Caity Listar

16 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 7 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 2-3)
The 16 boys matched it with their highly fancied opponents in the first twenty, but let things slip during the second period. Holes at the defensive end were exposed as the Sydney lads freely moved the ball around the court. The 16 boys need to do a bit more work to remain competitive and to start winning matches in this competition.
Goals to  Will Manalo and Andrew Noack

18 Girls: Boomerangs 4 – 1 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 2-1)
Another strong game from a Boomerangs female team that showed a solid second half effort resulting in a positive match outcome. The 18 girls worked hard throughout the match but showed in the second half especially their capacity to score goals whilst keeping it tight at the defensive end. Another great result built on the earlier win against this team at the State Futsal Championships recently.
Goals to  Stella De Marco, Lefty Meuronen and Maddie Perceval (2)

Youth Men: Boomerangs 4 – 3 Sydney Futsal Club  (ht 2-2)
The Boomerangs youth men were without several players that have recently been drafted into the Canberra United National Youth League squad (the outdoor game!). However, the depth of the squad came to the fore as the team still retained their ability to remain competitive. A very even first half saw the teams trade goals for an all square halftime result. The second half again was a close and even affair, but the goal-scoring ability of the Boomers Youth came to the fore as they took better advantage of their front-half possession.
Goals to  Dylan Aitolu (2), Elie Darwich and Johnny O’Gorman

Open Women: Boomerangs 2 – 3 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 1-2)
The senior women’s team would likely think this was a game they should have won, with the difference being a goal that took a lucky deflection moments before the halftime whistle. Regardless the ladies had the second half to grab back the ascendancy, but the hardworking and physical Sydney Futsal Club women showed they were not keen to relinquish the lead with a goal apiece in the second half not sufficient to wrest back the lead for the travelling Boomers.
Goals to  Liv Gurney and Jacqui Alferink

Open Men: Boomerangs 6 – 0 Sydney Futsal Club  (ht 1-0)
The Open Men’s match was again a cracker to watch and showed an array of highly skilled and talented futsal players. The first half saw the Boomerangs dominate although they could not consistently penetrate the scrambling defensive efforts of the Sydney defence and ‘keeper. The second half though, saw the visitors click into gear and take the ascendency with goals in the 7th, 9th and 13th minutes of the second half ensuring the win. A final two consolation goals to youth player Jayde James-Ward in the dying stages of the match sealed the deal on an emphatic victory.
Goals to  Daniel Giovinazzo (2), Jason O’Dwyer, Nick Rathjen and Jayde James-Ward (2)

A satisfying Round 2 of the 17/18 PL2 season with six wins on a potentially tricky away trip to downtown Sydney.

Next weekend sees a home round at the AIS against the newly promoted Central Coast Futsal Club.

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

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
The competitive matches (the ones played for competition and club championship Continue reading “FNSW PL2 R1 Wrap”

Boomerangs FS is proud to announce our latest sponsor – Yowani Country Club. A world-class golf course, a clubhouse with a bar and restaurant, great value accommodation and a venue for all your functions.

Boomerangs FS will host post round functions for all home games across this FNSW Premier League season and invite all players, supporters, volunteers and parents to come along and celebrate the days’ round of matches.

An end of season function will also be hosted at the club.

We look forward to a productive and fruitful relationship with the Yowani Country Club!

NSW Futsal State Championships 2017

To see the photos of the two-day Championships head to our photo site.

A terrific weekend of futsal saw ten Boomerangs junior teams experience the NSW State Futsal Championships – some players for the first time, others returning after competing in 2016. The primary purpose of competing at this event is as a pre-season warm-up for the upcoming NSW Premier League 2 competition.

The three youngest teams -10 boys, 11 boys and 11/12 girls played a series of (non-competitive) matches at Valentine Sports Park (10 boys) and Blacktown Leisure Centre (11 boys and 11/12 girls).  Players on all three teams had a fantastic weekend, winning some games, and losing others, but importantly learning more about how to play futsal against some really tough and highly skilled opposition. The increasing level of skill in these players (and teams) is becoming more evident as they are exposed to higher levels of competition.

The 12 boys – the youngest of the competitive age groups – played four matches at Blacktown for a win, a draw and two losses. The 13 girls also played at Blacktown and in a strong pool won their first game and lost the following two in tight, close encounters that could have gone either way. They were unlucky not to make finals.

The 14 boys played at Windsor and after handing out a hammering (10-0) to their first opponent were themselves on the receiving end of two defeats. The 15 girls also played their matches at Windsor and ended up making the quarter-finals after a win, a loss and a draw in the pool matches. Unfortunately, they could not overcome stiff opposition in the quarter-final to progress further. They were certainly not disgraced in this solid hit out.

The 16 boys won their first match in a canter 11-0 and their third 6-4, but lost their middle game 2-8. They made the semi-final but could not put together a winning performance to make it to the final. The 18 girls were dominant in their first match winning 6-1, but lost their second by the narrowest of margins (0-1). They won their final pool match 5-1 to miss out on the semi-finals by a miserly one-goal goal differential.

The youth men went through their pool undefeated with an 11-2 first up win followed by an exciting 7-7 draw and a 5-3 victory. Unfortunately, they were outplayed in their semi-final and could not replicate the success of last year. Again, they showed some real potential and should be up amongst the leaders in the PL2 competition.

All in all a terrific weekend of futsal with all ten Boomerangs junior teams getting valuable court time together in preparation for the upcoming season. The (competitive) pool rounds returning eleven wins, three draws and eight losses from the 22 round robin matches. This hit out will help all teams in preparation for their upcoming Round 1 matches next weekend against Sydney City Eagles in the PL2 competition.

 To see the photos of the two-day Championships head to our photo site.

Boomers girls named in Junior Matildas Squad

Three former Boomerangs players have been selected in the Junior Matildas train-on camp in Canberra this week.

This is a significant achievement for the four ACT girls, Cec Matic, Laura Hughes, Sarah Morgan and ‘keeper, Liv Riddel. Cec and Liv have been familiar faces with the Boomerangs girls program over the years, and Laura donned the Boomerangs strip for just a few games.

We wish all the girls the best in making the final squad for the AFC 2017 U-16 Women’s Championships starting on 11 September 2017 against Japan in Chonburi, Thailand.

The top three teams in the tournament will qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay, something which all players in the squad will be aspiring to.

FNSW PL 17/18

Football NSW has declared the leagues and released the draws for the 17/18 summer futsal season. Boomerangs FS will be competing in the PL2 competition.

Stay tuned for announcements on trials, pre-season training arrangements and preparation for involvement in the FNSW State Futsal Championships. More information here.


Winter Futsal Academy

Update 11/05/2017

Registrations for the Winter Academy Program have now closed. If you (or your child) still wish to participate please head to the CONTACT page and send us a message. Alternatively hit us up on Facebook.

Update 23/04/2017

The Winter Academy program will commence 30 April, with all age groups running on Sunday afternoons/evenings

Emails have been sent to those successful in gaining a spot in the Academy for 2017.

For players still wishing to regiater, please use the form below.

For any further enquiries regarding the academy, email academy[at]

Registrations are now open for Boomerangs FS Winter Futsal Academy for 2017.

The Academy will provide a program of futsal skills development and game understanding for both girls and boys looking to improve their game. The skills development delivered through the program will improve the player’s ability in both futsal and football.

This is the academy’s second year and builds on the success and high levels of interest in 2016.

Sessions will be held under the following age group splits U12, U15, U18 boys and U12, U15, U18 girls and a specific goalkeeper session – dependant on numbers. (U12s can be 9/10/11 and 12-year-olds, U15s: 13/14/15-year-olds and 16/17/18-year-olds in the U18 group)

The players will train weekly (a ninety-minute session) for 10 weeks over the course of the second school term with some of the best futsal coaches in the ACT. The program will be centred on core individual technical and tactical skills required to participate at the highest levels and will be oversighted by two of Australia’s highest qualified coaches, Sam Smith and Kristian Collins, who both currently hold an AFC level 2 license.

Note also that for those interested in continuing into the summer season with the club (and if selected), pre-season for the FNSW Premier League competition will commence in Term 3 and there are plans to again compete in the NSW State Championships in Sydney in early October. Additionally, the club is looking to arrange an away trip/tour during the winter for a number of teams. There will necessarily be additional costs for participation in any competitions.

Training sessions will be on either Friday or Sunday nights at Stromlo High. Please indicate preference in the form below.

Participating players will be supplied with a Boomerangs training sweater and a futsal ball. (Training shirts will also be available for purchase if players do not already have one).

Any players wishing to register interest in the program, please fill out the form below by Sunday 9 April 2017.  Squad sizes will be limited, so register your interest early. The cost of the program will be $270 per player.

F-League 2017

07/03/2017 – PUMA F-League Announcement

Football NSW wishes to announce that the PUMA F-League Competition will not be delivered by the governing body of the state for the 2017 season.

Football NSW conducted an application process in preparation for the 2017 competition and unfortunately, through this process, did not receive the required number of applications to deliver a viable competition consistent with the standards set in previous seasons

During the application process, Football NSW received feedback that the timing of the season is a challenge given the various football commitments taking place during this period and this may have been a determining factor in PUMA F-League Clubs electing not to apply for the 2017 season.

Football NSW will continue to engage with the Futsal community and fellow member federations in relation to the ongoing development of Futsal and specifically any demand for a viable National Futsal Competition in future seasons.

Football NSW greatly appreciates the assistance and support of the PUMA F-League Clubs and Officials since the Competition’s inception and is hopeful that the organisation can contribute to a National Futsal Competition in future seasons.


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”

Performance Edge Physiotherapy

Boomerangs FS are proud to announce sponsorship arrangements with:


This sponsorship arrangement continues the partnership from the 2016 F-League and brings affordable and accessible physiotherapy services to our club members.

Under the new sponsorship arrangements, Boomerangs players will:

– receive a 10% discount on all appointments;

– receive priority booking for general appointments;

– have access to guaranteed appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays post weekend matches; and

– receive a discounted rate on strapping tape and other consumables.

We look forward to continuing our strong and productive relationship with Performance Edge and encourage all players to utilise their excellent services throughout the futsal season and beyond.

Check out their full range of services at