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Stefi Lejins – Junior Matilda

International success for another Boomerangs player!

The club congratulates Stefi Lejins for making the Junior Matilda’s squad heading over to the Kyrgyz Republic for U16 World Cup Qualifiers in September.

The path through futsal to football success becomes clearer every day. There is no doubt the skills learnt on a futsal court contribute to football outcomes – and we are again proud of the hard work put in by Boomerangs players both on the court and on the pitch that can lead to this kind of success.

We will follow Stefi’s adventure closely through the tournament and provide updates when we can.

From Football Federation Australia

Twenty-three of Australia’s brightest female footballers will converge on Canberra this week as the Westfield Junior Matildas’ preparations for September’s 2019 AFC U16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers in the Kyrgyz Republic commence.

Rae Dower’s youngsters will take part in three camps at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) before they depart for Bishkek in September.

While in central Asia, Australia will need to perform strongly against their Group D rivals in order to qualify for the 2019 AFC U16 Women’s Championship proper, which will be held in Thailand in September next year.

For the full story head to https://matildas.footballaustralia.com.au/news/westfield-junior-matildas-commence-road-bishkek-canberra

Barbatano makes men’s NPL debut

A significant milestone for another Boomers family member 

On top of the terrific news in recent months of three Boomerang’s men’s players (Fulton, Rathjen, van Aalst) being selected to play international futsal at the AFF Futsal Club Championship (and nearly winning the tournament), and Boomers favourite, Elie Darwich being selected for the Lebanon U20 Youth men’s team to play in the AFC U20 Championships early in 2019 (and at the same time playing in the Lebanon National League), another of the Boomerangs growing family takes a massive step to a successful sporting career.

At the tender age of 15, Zac Barbatano has made his debut in the Gungahlin men’s NPL team.

“He’s extremely creative and fast thinking, has great feet and is capable of winning matches by himself, he makes the difference”, Gungahlin NPL men’s coach Marcel Munoz is quoted as saying. Zac may have been blessed with natural sporting ability, but his years of playing high-level futsal with the Boomerangs has certainly helped him to become the player he is today.

 

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Sponsor a Boomerangs FS player!

Boomerangs FS seeking Business Club Partners for 2018/19

Boomerangs FS, the number one futsal club for the ACT and region, has developed a new business opportunity that seeks to build a business community through a business loyalty program where the members of the club will be able to call on the services of its club partners.

The program has the potential to expand a business client/customer base which will in return benefit each partner. The benefits for club members may include discounts on services and potentially repeat player sponsorships in future years.

Across 2018/19 there will be opportunities for businesses taking up this offer to participate in Continue reading “Sponsor a Boomerangs FS player!”

Higher honours for Darwich

Boomerangs FS youth and men’s player, Elie Darwich has been selected for the Lebanon national U20s squad in preparation for the  Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Futsal Championships in early 2019.

Elie is heading off to Lebanon on Monday 9 July and whilst there will play in the Alfa National Futsal League with the U20s squad as preparation for the AFC Championships.

The AFC U20 Futsal Championships was first contested in 2017 with Lebanon coming a respectable second in their pool (W3/D1/L0) and losing their quarter-final to eventual winners, Iran.

We wish Elie all the best with the opportunities his national representative duties in Lebanon provide – but his presence will be missed around the club as a player, coach, role model and club member during the upcoming FNSW PL2 season. (We do look forward to benefitting from his skills development though!) Continue reading “Higher honours for Darwich”

Boomers Represent in Asia

Three Boomerangs FS men’s players have been selected in the East Coast Heat team representing Australia at the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Futsal Club Championships being held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 15-21 July 2018.

Nick van Aalst, Nick Rathjen and Daniel Fulton have been training with the Heat for a while now in preparation for this terrific representative experience. Daniel has previously played for the Heat in the F-League and has experience in this competition last year, as well as representative duties with the Australian Futsalroos team. This will be the first overseas representative competition for Nick van Aalst and Nick Rathjen.

East Coast Heat were invited to this tournament as they were Champions (Grand Final winners) of the most recently held men’s F-League competition in 2016. It is important to have a national competition (in both men and women) to ensure invitations such as this continue to present themselves for Australian players.

The Vic Vipers – F-League men’s Premiers in 2016 – are also playing in Asia; in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Club Championship from 1-12 August – also in Yogyakarta. Continue reading “Boomers Represent in Asia”

Fulton Hangs Up Boots

On the eve of one of the biggest matches of his stellar career – the Asean Football Federation Futsal Club Championships Final – Daniel Fulton has decided to call an end to his representative futsal career.

Daniel has been an ornament to the game in the ACT and Australia over the last decade or more and has a long list of honours to his name including representing his country (for both club and the national Futsalroos team), taking out the F-League Championship on several occasions (with Maccabi and the Heat) and  winning multiple national titles with ACT representative teams in youth age groups and open men.

Daniel has played many seasons with Boomerangs FS, but has also represented other clubs including Campbelltown Quake, Maccabi Hakoah and the East Coast Heat both in Australia and overseas.

He has been a terrific role model for his peers and for the many junior players that have watched him over the years.

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FNSW PL2 18/19 Player Trials

Note the following times for trials for the 18/19 season.

Trials will be held for the upcoming season on Sunday 22nd and 29th July and Friday 27th July and 3rd August.

Sunday 22 July
5.15pm: 8/9/10 and 11 boys
6.15pm: 12 boys and 14 boys
7.15pm: 16 boys and Youth Men

Friday 27th July
5.45pm: 11/12 and 13 girls
6:45pm: 15 girls and 18 girls

Sunday 29th July
5:15pm: 8/9/10 and 11 boys
6.15pm: 12 boys and 14 boys
7.15pm: 16 boys and Youth Men

Friday 3rd August
5.45pm: 11/12 and 13 girls
6:45pm: 15 girls and 18 girls Continue reading “FNSW PL2 18/19 Player Trials”

Coaching Positions for 18/19

Boomerangs FS is seeking Expressions of Interest from coaches for the 2018/19 FNSW Premier League 2 (PL2) competition.

Boomerangs FS has been accepted into the PL2 competition for the summer season of 2018/19 with matches commencing on the weekend of  29/30 September 2018. There will be fourteen rounds of home and away matches (including six away games to Sydney and one to Wollongong) and two weekends of finals, played in January. Player trials will commence from late July with teams selected by mid-August for pre-season training.

Coaches must be available during the period mid-July to February 2019.

Coaches are required for the following age groups:

– Development squads 10 boys, 11 boys, 11 girls, 12 girls
– Competitive squads: 12 boys, 13 girls, 14 boys, 15 girls, 16 boys, 18 women, 19 men, open women, open men.

Note that it will be a requirement for all competitive age group head coaches to have an FFA Futsal Licence qualification as a minimum.

All coaches will be required to provide evidence of their Working With Vulnerable People registration prior to the commencement of the season.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by Friday, June 22. Continue reading “Coaching Positions for 18/19”

Winter Skills Development Academy

NOTE: The Winter Academy has now commenced. However, if you are still interested in participating, please fill out the form below and we will do our best to fit you into the appropriate training squad (dependant upon numbers).  

Registrations are now open for Boomerangs FS Winter Academy for 2018.

The Academy, now in its third year, will provide a program of 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 abilities in both futsal and football.

Sessions will be held for the following age groups:

U9 – U13 boys (5.00pm – 6.30pm)
U14 – 18 boys (6.30pm – 8.00pm)

U9 – U13 girls (5.00pm – 6.30pm)
U14 – 18 girls (6.30pm – 8.00pm)

Goalkeepers – mixed (time TBC)

Training sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons/evenings.

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FNSW PL2 17/18 Season Review

Season 17/18 for the Boomerangs FS club in the FNSW PL2 competition was a highly successful one, enjoyable and with some fantastic futsal being played along the way. And whilst falling a bit short of expectations (of gaining promotion to PL1), the playing and coaching group improved significantly and gained a whole lot of confidence, especially with results at the back end of the season and through the finals campaign for the competitive age groups. Watch out PL2 in 18/19!

DEVELOPMENT SQUADS
10 Boys / 11 Boys / 11/12 Girls
The youngest Boomerangs teams, the ‘Baby Boomers’ once again developed their skills, both individually and as teams, and learnt more about what it takes to play in a high-level futsal competition. The match experience gained in playing some strong Sydney teams, as well as the raft of local ACT-based games that they also competed in, helped to build these groups of kids as players and ultimately to prepare them for playing in the competitive age groups. Of course, many of them did play up in those age groups, both boys and girls — some as young as 10 years old —  and they played with distinction, never letting the team down and contributing by playing their role, listening to the coach and helping their teammates.

*Note that the MVP awards were voted by the players themselves and the coaches award based on criteria the coach thought most valuable.  Continue reading “FNSW PL2 17/18 Season Review”