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FNSW Futsal Cup Quarter Final

After defeating Raiders Futsal in the Round of 16, the 2018 FNSW Futsal Cup draw had the Boomerangs senior men’s side scheduled to take on Dural Warriors in the Quarter Finals on 14 November 2018.

Dural Warriors had defeated Eastern Suburbs Hakoah in the opening round to progress to the final eight and had been in some solid form so far this season, dropping only five competition points (one loss, one draw) in the FNSW PL1 competition across the first half of the season to sit on top of the league ladder.

Dural has traditionally been a strong PL1 men’s team and is usually littered with Australian representative players. They are also coached by the most recent Australian Futsalroos coach.

Over the years – both in PL1 and in the F-League – it would be fair to say that Dural has had the best of matchups against Boomerangs men’s team, however, on nearly all occasions the matches are close, tight and entertaining tussles, where high-quality futsal is played.

This match was no different, with the travelling Boomerangs (with players having driven three hours to Valentine Park after a day’s work or schooling) starting the match strongly and having the best of the first five or so minutes of the match. However, as Dural settled into their rhythm, they ‘owned’ the ball far more than the Boomerangs and were camped for much of the remainder of the first half in their offensive end.

The Boomerangs men defended extremely well, with their team hussle-defence working well with each player supporting others. A 0-0 half-time score representing the fine work they did in protecting their goals.

The second half saw Continue reading “FNSW Futsal Cup Quarter Final”

FNSW 18/19 PL2 R7 Wrap

Round 7 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition was a home round taking on West City Crusaders – the only club that Boomerangs teams had yet to come up against so far this season. The Crusaders were well set at the bottom of the Club Championship table, so it was hoped that the Boomerangs could pick up valuable points across the day’s matches and to also enhance teams’ opportunity to make finals.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
West City Crusaders have no development squads, so the Boomerangs youngest teams played off against each other, the 9 boys pushing as hard as they could against the 11/12 girls and the 10 boys taking on the 11 boys in what is always a close encounter.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 3 West City Crusaders (ht 0 – 2)
After their maiden win last weekend Continue reading “FNSW 18/19 PL2 R7 Wrap”

FNSW 18/19 PL2 R6 Wrap

Round 6 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition had the Boomerangs club on the road for the fifth time in the first six rounds of season 18/19. The opposition was Phoenix Futsal, a club playing out of the Hornsby PCYC. Rounds against Phoenix in previous seasons have always been closely contested, and this round would likely be no different.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
The 11 boys and 11/12 girls started the day’s action at Hornsby on small courts against Phoenix opposition. The two teams performed extremely well against a robust opposition and came out on the positive side of the goal-scoring ledger (even though these games are never officially scored).

These two teams are coming along nicely as the young Boomerangs learn what is needed to compete at this NSW Premier League level.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 6 – 2 Phoenix Futsal (ht 3 – 1)
The 12 boys finally had an opportunity to register a win, against a Phoenix team that was also struggling at the wrong end of the competition ladder. The boys were very solid in defence, and creative in attack and seized on goal scoring opportunities as they arose. Next week will also present an opportunity for a win (against the Crusaders) and this should lead to an improved second half of the season.
Goals to Mikey Pratezina (2), Daniel Barbatano, Arron Cocks, Hayden Gardiner, AJ Malauulu 
Ladder Position: 7th ( +1 )

Continue reading “FNSW 18/19 PL2 R6 Wrap”

FNSW 18/19 PL2 R5 Wrap

Round 5 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition had the Boomerangs club on the road again, this time to the home of Southern Districts (SD) Raiders at the Fairfield Youth and Leisure Centre. SD Raiders are relatively new to the FNSW PL futsal competition and were promoted from last season’s State League to compete this year in PL2. As the two clubs had never previously met in any age group, it was difficult to predict the outcomes of these matches.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
The club arranged a match for the 9/10 boys against UTS Northside at Dee Why. A group of enthusiastic players, driven by dedicated parents and coached by Ollie McCarthy and Parsa Tabatabaei, drove the extra hour or so to take on UTS. The boys reportedly played very solidly against a tough and unwielding UTS boys side, and accounted for themselves well.

The 11 boys and 11/12 girls started the day’s action at Fairfield on small courts against local SD Raiders opposition. Both matches were fast, and exciting, with the boys conceding a few more than they scored, and the girls accounting for themselves very well scoring some terrific goals and defending well. Both teams played well in stages, but need to put together complete forty minute games so as not to provide an opportunity for the opposition to so freely score goals!

12 Boys: Boomerangs 1 – 11 SD Raiders (ht 1 – 6)
The 12 boys Continue reading “FNSW 18/19 PL2 R5 Wrap”

FNSW 18/19 PL2 R4 Wrap

Round four of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition had the Boomerangs club at home for the first time this season, hosting stalwart FNSW PL club Sydney City Eagles. It was terrific to be playing at the AIS once again and certainly nice to not have to travel up the highway after the three consecutive away rounds to kick off the season.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
The 10 and 11 boys took on Sydney City Eagles 11 boys team in two matches preceding the competitive matches of the day. The 11 boys matched up well with the Eagles and put together some sparkling play, giving some hint as to their future capabilities. The 10 boys found it a bit tougher, but again showed many positive signs against a tough (and older) opposition.

The Eagles club does not have an 11/12 girls development team, so the early match of the day had the Boomers 11/12 girls take on the 9 boys, in what was mostly a one-sided affair with the bigger and stronger girls dominating for long periods.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 0 – 7 Sydney City Eagles (ht 0 – 4)
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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R3 Wrap

Round three of the Football NSW Premier League 2 competition had the Boomerangs Club travel to Redfern to take on Sydney Futsal Club at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in the nine competitive age groups.

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

Development Squad Matches
The 11/12 girls and the 11 boys took on Sydney Futsal Club opposition at Endeavour Sports High in the afternoon and made a terrific account of themselves grabbing two solid wins from the matches played against the youngest Sydney Futsal squads.

Sydney Futsal does not have development academies, so the 9 boys and 10 boys headed over to Valentine Sports Park to gatecrash the PL1 fixture between hosted by Inner West Magic. The boys had matches against both Magic and UTS Northside. We thank those clubs for allowing the Boomers youngest boys teams to play some matches against strong PL1 club teams. Some mixed results for the boys, but a great contribution to their learning and development as futsal players. By the time they reach the competitive 12’s age group, they will be seasoned professionals! Continue reading “FNSW 18/19 PL2 R3 Wrap”

FNSW 18/19 PL2 R2 Wrap

Round two of the Football NSW Premier League 2 competition had the Boomerangs Club travel to Wollongong to take on the South Coast Taipans at the University of Wollongong.

A Wollongong away trip always seems a lot closer than the Sydney sojourns, and the glimpses of ocean and beach add value to the weekend – especially for those players and families that combine this away trip with a short weekend break.

Futsal rounds at the Taipan’s home at the University of Wollongong are always hotly contested and fairly even affairs and this trip proved to be no different, with the Taipans winning more of the day’s matches, but the Boomers coming home with more Club Championship points (calculated on seven age groups, 14 boys and older).

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
To see video highlights of matches from this round head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
The Taipans have a great junior development program and it was terrific for our Academy/Development teams to be able to play some really competitive matches against the youngest from the Wollongong region. The matches were, on the whole, fairly evenly contested with only a few one-sided games amongst them. Importantly, the games gave the youngest players and their coaches more opportunities to develop as individual players and as teams – and early in the season, this is already starting to show.

It’s also always good to see the juniors hang around for a while after their matches to support the older age groups compete – they learn by listening and doing, but also by observing the skills, passing, positional plays and teamwork of the older age groups.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 0 – 12 South Coast Taipans (ht 0 – 7)
This week’s match panned out Continue reading “FNSW 18/19 PL2 R2 Wrap”

FNSW 18/19 PL2 R1 Wrap

After several months of preparation, the club started it’s FNSW PL2 season with an away trip to the south west of Sydney to take on Raiders Futsal, a club which finished second on the Club Championship ladder last season. Raiders Futsal always provides strong teams across all age groups and matches are often closely fought with increasing intensity as the age groups progress.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
To see video highlights of matches from this round head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
As Raiders Futsal have no younger age boys teams below 11s, the Boomerangs 9 and 10 boys ended up travelling to Windsor to have a series of matches against the Mountain Majik club. The 11 boys and the 11/12 girls had early matches against Raiders Futsal opposition and acquited themselves very well. The 11/12 girls probably had the edge over their Raiders Futsal counterparts, who were a few players short of a full squad.  The 11 boys were involved in a cracker of a match against Raiders with the two evenly-matched sides exchanging goals between periods of solid defence. All the 11 boys played well – with several of them rewarded with a bench spot with the 12 boys.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 3 – 12 Raiders Futsal (ht 1 – 5)
The result of this match showed Continue reading “FNSW 18/19 PL2 R1 Wrap”

Futsal at the Olympics?

The following article is from https://www.olympic.org/news/futsal-a-whole-different-ball-game

WITH FUTSAL SET TO FEATURE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES (YOG) BUENOS AIRES 2018, OLYMPIC.ORG TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE HUGELY POPULAR FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL FORMAT.

FUTSAL: A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME

THE GREAT INDOORS
Futsal is an exciting, small-sided football game that is mostly played indoors. It was originally developed in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930, when a local coach grew tired of cancelling matches and training sessions due to rain-soaked pitches and so created a version of football that could be played in smaller indoor sports halls with only five players per side. Around the same time, similar games were also being played on the streets of Brazil, where a shortage of playing pitches and a lack of space in crowded cities saw football-mad youngsters favouring smaller-sided games wherever they could play them.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?
The game was originally known as “fútbol sala” in Continue reading “Futsal at the Olympics?”

Boys NYC Squads 2018

The following from https://capitalfootball.com.au/2018-boys-nyc-squads/

2018 BOYS NYC SQUADS
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

The 2018 FFA National Youth Championship for Boys will kick-off in Coffs Harbour next week with over 600 of Australia’s best young footballers set to converge on the city for five days of competition. Capital Football will send an U/13 and an U/14 squad to the Championships, which will feature eight new teams this year.

Capital Football U/13 Boys
1. Sebastian ARRANZ, 2. Noah STEINACKER, 3. Parris BANGWENI, 4. James NORTHCOTE, 5. Harry MENHAM, 6. Tobias PEIL, 7. Felix WESLEY, 8. Lachlan CAMPBELL, 9. Archie MCGREGOR, 10. Jordan JONATHAN, 11. Connor MYNOTT-SMITH, 12. Kristian NEL, 13. Heath ILITCH, 14. Michael PARAGALLI, 15. Christian BARRESI, 16. Joshua MILICEVIC, 17. Bailey DICKINSON

Capital Football U/14 Boys
1. Teoman TALAY, 2. Deacon PALOMBI, 3. Cassidy TANDDO, 4. Isaac WEEKLEY, 5. Daniel ANDERSON, 6. Nabil DJOMANI-OUSMANE, 7. Josh PRIOR, 8. Matej BUSEK, 9. Ethan BARAC, 10. Marko JADRIC, 11. Thomas BARBATANO, 12. Jacob LANE, 13. Giancarlo D’ADDARIO, 14. David REITSTATTER, 15. Cameron MCCLUSKY, 16. Jack PERAIC-CULLEN, 17. Daunte CERVO

In the 13 Boys team, Seb Arranz, Noah Steinacker and Lachy Campbell are current Boomerangs FS players, with Christian Barresi having previously represented the Boomerangs at FFA Futsal Nationals.

The 14 Boys team has two current Boomerangs FS players in Nabil Djomani-Ousmane and Thomas Barbatano, with Ethan Barac and Jack Peraic-Cullen formerly donning the Boomerangs strip.

We wish both teams – and especially Boomers players, the best for the week of matches in Coffs Harbour.