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A ‘Home of Football’ to be built in Canberra


JUNE 4, 2019

Canberra will have a new ‘Home of Football’ following the announcement of a $20 million investment by the ACT Government, announced in Tuesday’s budget.

The facility, to be built at Throsby, will be the new headquarters for football in the ACT. It will feature multiple outdoor fields, indoor futsal courts, office space for Capital Football, and associated amenities. 

With the ACT Government investing $20 million to the project, Capital Football will contribute $4.5 million to build the $24.5 million-dollar facility. It is expected to be operational during the second half of 2021.

Capital Football CEO, Phil Brown, says the organisation has been looking for a parcel of land in the ACT to establish a headquarters for the entire football community for some time as many facilities are already operating at capacity. He says, “This high performance and community facility is just as much about providing for the grassroots as it is about providing a training base for our elite teams, such as Canberra United.”

And Mr Brown says the establishment of futsal courts will contribute to gender parity in football; “In Canberra, 42 per cent of futsal players are female. This is more than double the national average for females of 20 per cent. With Futsal centres in Canberra at capacity, the new facility will provide opportunity to run more competitions that will support our work to achieve parity with male participation.”

Tuesday’s budget announcement sees the ACT Government partnering with Capital Football and Football Federation of Australia (FFA) to establish the headquarters for football in Canberra. Mr Brown sees this injection of funds as having significant benefit for the future of Canberra football, “The ‘Home of Football’ facility represents a real opportunity for strategic growth in football in the ACT.”

As part of the partnership, the FFA will be bringing three elite games to Canberra over the next 18 months, including Matildas and Socceroos matches. Further details around these games will be announced on Friday morning when an official Home of Football announcement will be held onsite in Throsby with representatives from the ACT Government, Capital Football and Football Federation of Australia.

FNSW Player Trials 2019

Boomerangs FS is seeking new and existing players to trial for the 2019 FNSW Premier League competition.

All junior players interested in playing this coming summer season must complete the form below by Friday June 14. Registration deadline has now been extended to Sunday, June 16.

After a hugely successful 18/19 season, and gaining promotion from PL2, Boomerangs FS will contest the FNSW PL1 competition for the summer season of 2019 with matches commencing late in September.

The season will consist of fourteen competitive rounds of home and away matches including seven away games to various parts of Sydney, potentially a double header weekend and finals. Player trials will commence during late June/early July with teams selected ready for pre-season training to commence in early August.

There will also be increased opportunity for the younger development age groups to have matches against Sydney teams every round, as there is an expanded requirement to field teams in development squads in PL1.

All players, both new and returning are required to trial, including for the younger development age groups:

Development squads: 8 boys (2011), 9 boys (2010), 10 boys (2009), 11 boys (2008), 10 girls (2009), 11 girls (2008), 12 girls (2007)
Competitive squads: 12 boys (2007), 13 girls (2006), 14 boys (2005/2006), 15 girls (2004/2005), 16 boys (2003/2004), 17 girls (2002/2003), 19 men (2000/2001/2002)

Open age men and women players that are known to the club will be invited to trial. If you are an open age player that has not previously played for the club and want to trial, please also complete the form below.

Note also, that the club will look to enter teams into the Capital Football Premier League competition (both juniors and seniors), and will seek additional playing opportunities in Canberra-based leagues where possible for those not involved with the Capital Football Premier League.

All junior players interested in playing this coming summer season must complete the form below by Friday June 14. Registration deadline has now been extended to Sunday June 16.

Player's Name:*
Players D.O.B.*
Which age group will you be trialling for?*
Parent's Name*
Parent phone no:*
Primary email address*
Secondary email address
Please details your futsal experience (years played and level etc)*

Trial dates are noted below. All trials will be held at Radford College, Belconnen.

Coaching Positions 2019

Boomerangs FS is seeking Expressions of Interest from coaches for the 2019 Football NSW Premier League 1 competition.

Boomerangs FS has been accepted into the FNSW PL 1 competition for the summer season of 2019 with matches commencing at the end of September 2019.

There will be fourteen rounds of home and away matches (including seven away games to Sydney) and two rounds of finals, played in December. Player trials will commence across June/July with teams selected for pre-season training from July/August.

Coaches must be available during the period mid-June to January 2020.

Coaches are required for the following age groups:
Development Squads
– 8/9 boys,
– 10 boys,
– 11 boys,
– 10/11 girls,
– 12 girls
Competitive squads
– 12 boys,
– 13 girls,
– 14 boys,
– 15 girls,
– 16 boys,
– 17 girls,
– 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 and for assistant coaches to have an FFA Futsal Certificate.

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

Expressions of Interest should be submitted via the form below by Friday, May 24 to be considered.

Primary e-mail:*
What coaching position are you seeking?*
Level of futsal coaching qualification*
Detail your futsal coaching experience
Working with vulnerable people registration number*
Word Verification:

Boomerangs Academy 2019

Due to the school holidays and the multiple public holidays (resulting in many people travelling), late registrations will be accepted until 3 May.

Registrations are now open for Boomerangs FS Development Academy for 2019.

The Academy, now in its fourth 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 on Sunday afternoons/evenings commencing on
5 May (5:15pm6:45pm) for both boys and girls from ages 8 to 17, including goal keepers.

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 overseen by some of Australia’s highest qualified and experienced coaches.

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.

Any players wishing to register interest in the Academy program, please fill out the form below by Sunday 28 April 2019. Squad sizes will be limited, so register your interest early. The cost of the program will be $195 per player.

All participants will be required to bring a suitable futsal ball – please indicate in the form below if you need to purchase one (We have plenty of quality futsal balls available for $25 ea).

A Boomerangs FS sweater or training shirt is also preferred for all participants. These are available for purchase directly from JOMA.

Parent's Name*
Parent phone no:*
Primary email address*
Secondary email address
Player's Name:*
Player's DOB*
Please details your futsal experience (years played and level etc)*
Do you require a new futsal ball?*

FNSW PL2 18/19 Season Review

The FNSW Premier League 2 season of 2018-19 was a highly successful one
for the Boomerangs FS club; enjoyable, and with some fantastic futsal being played along the way in all age groups, from the youngest boys and girls through to open men and women.

The season brought a level of consistency across the competitive age groups not seen for several seasons, resulting in the club securing enough competition points to top the Club Championship table.

That outcome was also helped by the Club Championship structure changing this season to only include the seven age groupings from 14 boys and older.

9 Boys / 10 Boys / 11 Boys / 11/12 Girls
The youngest of the Boomerangs teams once again showed growth and development in their skills – both individually and as teams, and they learnt more about what it takes to play in a high-level futsal competition.

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FNSW PL2 18/19 Presentation Night

February 9, 2018, saw the ever-growing Boomerangs tribe gather at the Yowani Country Club to celebrate the season just passed and to recognise the raft of tremendous performances across the FNSW PL2 competition in all age groups.

Some 265 players, parents, families, sponsors and supporters joined in the celebrations on the night. It was a night of fun, of laughter and of course, a celebration of the excellent season just completed. And, of course, there were some awards to hand out.

A number of raffles held, with some significant prizes involved – all generously donated by Boomerangs sponsors. There were shirt auctions that raised some valuable funds for the club and there were special guests including former Boomerangs players and Australian Futsalroo representatives, Angelo Konstantinou and Daniel Fulton. The Chair and CEO of Capital Football were also in attendance.

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FNSW PL2 Finals Review

The finals weekend for the FNSW PL2 competition has come and gone – all too quickly. And for the Boomerangs club, the weekend was not as successful as was hoped, with only two Grand Finals appearances from the six semi-finalists and no Championship trophies brought back to the Territory.

After a very solid season in the FNSW PL2 competition, six of the nine competitive teams finished in the top four of their respective divisions and had earned their places in the finals series.

Of the six teams to make finals, the 13 girls finished fourth, the
15 girls, 16 boys and 18 women all finished in second place and the 19 men and open age women finished as Premiers as the best team in their age group across the season. Five top-two finishes out of nine competitive age groups was a tremendous return for the season’s effort.

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FNSW PL2 Finals Preview

The pointy end of the season has arrived – and for many, too quickly!

The club has had a strong season in the FNSW PL2 competition and of the nine competitive age groups have six teams competing in the finals series on the weekend of 19/20 January.

Of the six teams to make finals this season, one team finished fourth (13 girls), three second place finishes (15 girls, 16 boys and 18 women) and two Premierships – for the 19 men and open age women.

In a refreshed finals series this season, the ‘double chance’ has been removed for the those teams finishing in the top two and all teams will now face an all elimination finals series. On Saturday 19 January, at Dural, fourth placed teams will take on competition table toppers and second take on third place getters.

13 Girls

The 13 girls, having finished fourth this season, will take on premiers, SD Raiders. Whilst the Boomers 13 girls did not record a win against this team during the season, they pushed the premiers all the way with a 3-4 loss away at Fairfield and a 3-3 draw at home in Round 12. SD Raiders finished the season with a single loss and one draw to go with their 12 wins.

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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R14 Wrap

Round 14 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition – the final regular round for the season – was critical for the club in its endeavours to claim the Club Championship. Five of the six teams in finals contention had already locked in their top four slots, with the 13s looking to claim fourth spot with a win and the Youth Men and 15 girls looking to lock in, or grab, the Premiership.

Earlier this season (Round 7) the club fared well against the cellar-dwelling West City Crusaders, losing only one match (12 boys) and drawing two others (youth and men) of the nine competitive age matches.

To check out the photos of Saturday’s matches head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
The West City Crusaders did not field development age teams this season, and as there was a focus on making finals and on club championship points this final round, games against other teams were difficult to arrange. Many of the parents of the development squad teams also appreciated having the weekend off prior to Christmas to finalise their festive season preparations.

12 BOYS:
Boomerangs 2 – 5 West City Crusaders (ht 2 – 3)
The 12 boys wanted desperately to win this match to finish the season on a positive and thought they were in with a decent shot given that they lost the Round 7 match by a single goal only.

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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R13 Wrap

Round 13 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition against Sydney’s Phoenix Futsal was the second last round of the regular season and the final home round of matches for the season.

Earlier this season (Round 6) the club returned from the Phoenix home court with six wins and a draw from the nine competitive matches and an important four wins and a draw for the Club Championship (14 boys and up). Phoenix Futsal always provide challenging games across all age groups. 

To check out the photos of Saturday’s matches head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
Phoenix brought down the requisite 11 Boys and 11/12 girls teams, with earlier games featuring the Boomerangs 10 boys taking on the club’s 11 boys and the 9 boys against the 11 girls, on the larger, full-size court. The players ‘graduating’ to competitive age groups will need to get used to playing on the large court week in week out, so it was a good opportunity to for them.

12 BOYS:
Boomerangs 1 – 2 Phoenix Futsal (ht 0 – 0)
The 12 boys wanted desperately to redeem themselves after some fairly ordinary results over the past few weeks. And they played a solid, and improved match against fellow cellar-dwellers, Phoenix. 

Unfortunately, after a strong defensive effort in the first half, they allowed the opposition to score two in the second period, and could only manage to bother the scorer once themselves. A solid effort by the boys, and will hopefully lead on to them securing a much-desired win for their last match of the season next weekend.
Goals to Daniel Kenning
Ladder Position: 8th ( –1 )

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