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Season Preview- FNSW PL1

For the fifth time in the club’s 10-year association with Football NSW futsal leagues, Boomerangs FS will be competing in the top league for the 2019 season.

In the history of the FNSW futsal competitions, it is doubtful that any other club has bounced so frequently between league levels on such a regular basis.

From entering the Super League in 2009-10 (the then second tier), the Boomerangs took little time to acclimatise to the new level of competition gaining promotion to the Premier League in 2011-12. This was followed by the longest stretch in the top league, at three consecutive seasons.

2014-15 saw the club compete in the then second tier, the State League for a single season; and with the addition of an extra league the following year, saw promotion into the newly established Premier League 2 competition for 2015-16. Winning the Club Championship in the inaugural year of the PL2 competition was satisfying and met with promotion back into PL1 once again.

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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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Preview – FNSW 16/17 PL1 Men’s Semi-Final

Saturday 18 February at 5:15pm, the Boomerangs men’s team will be up against the Enfield Rovers in the finals of the 16/17 Football NSW Premier League 1 competition. Considered the paramount competition in NSW for futsal, this match represents a terrific opportunity for the men’s team to make a mark upon the competition.

The competition ladder at the end of the season had the Boomerangs finish in fourth position on 17 points, ahead of Mountain Majik on goal difference alone. This weekend’s opponents, Enfield Rovers finished in third position on 22 points. The top two teams, Inner West Magic (34) and Dural Warriors (31) will battle out in the qualifying final for entry directly into the Grand Final.

Whilst the Boomerangs men’s team did not have as many wins this season as would have been desired, they consistently played very well against teams higher than them on the competition ladder. Indeed, having a season with only five losses from fourteen matches is a positive outcome. Against Minor Premiers Magic, the results included a draw (3-3) and a single goal defeat (1-2). Against Dural Warriors the lads managed a draw (3-3) in the first match of the season and a solid 4-1 win in the return match in Canberra. And against the Rovers, the honours were split at one win a piece, with a 1-6 loss away at Riverwood and a 4-3 victory at home.

The Boomers men know they have a tough challenge to progress in the final series, but have as good a track record as you could expect against these top teams throughout the season.

The match up against Enfield Rovers – led by veteran Lachlan Wright – is a good one and the speed and agility of the young Boomers is a significant advantage. The return of Michael Rinaudo to the roster this weekend will be a bonus, to add to the significant strength across the entire playing roster.

The men’s semi-final matches will be played concurrently at The Centre at Dural and will cap off what will be an entertaining first day of futsal finals for the PL1 competition for this season.  The lads are certainly up for the challenge and assuming a win, will be just as confident coming up against the loser of the Magic/Warriors qualifying final seven days later.

 

 

 

Mid-season rounds critical

The Boomerangs women’s and men’s F-League teams face eight critical matches over the eight days from July 2.

Each team will play four matches during this period – all at home – and will be looking for positive results. For the women’s team, this means consolidating their position at the top of the table, and for the men, an opportunity to bag some much-needed wins.

The Boomerangs F-League Women’s team take on South Brisbane on July 2 (4.00pm), and Galaxy FC July 3 (8.00am), before facing off in a local derby with Untouchables on Friday night July 8 (8.15pm) and then taking on Vic Vipers at midday on Saturday July 9.

The Queensland teams will both be travelling to Canberra after last weekend each splitting their Victorian trip (to Bayside Pirates and Vic Vipers). South Brisbane, an historically strong women’s team, is currently sitting in third position on the ladder with ten competition points from their three wins, one draw and one loss so far this season (to Vic Vipers). Women’s F-League debutants, Galaxy FC, are in fourth place, behind their sunshine state compatriots on goal difference alone. Galaxy have delivered some perplexing results this season with a win over the table-topping Dural Warriors and last weekend, going down to bottom-of-the-table Bayside Pirates. The Boomerangs women currently sit in second place (12 points) behind Dural Warriors on four wins and two losses (both losses to Dural Warriors).

The following weekend sees the ladies in what will be a hard-fought local derby against NC Untouchables. The Untouchable women have started the season slowly, but have more recently been showing some better form, notching a win and a draw in recent weeks. This Friday night game will be followed on the Saturday morning by another tough match against the Vic Vipers – a team that the Boomers ladies fought out a tough battle with a few weeks ago – taking out the match by the narrowest of margins 4-3 at the Victoria Futsal Centre.

There are no more easy matches for the Boomerangs women in the final eight matches of the season – and with half of these being played over the upcoming week, a return of three or four wins is needed to keep sight of the top of the table.

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Summer Futsal Season Ready To Take Off

Boomerangs FS are looking forward to one of the most exciting and busy summer futsal seasons in the club’s history.

Competitions begin in the next few weeks in the Football NSW Premier League 2 competition (for seniors and juniors), the Capital Football Senior Futsal Premier League (men and women) and for the first time, Boomerangs FS will be competing in the Capital Football Junior Futsal Premier League (13s and 15s Girls and Boys). In addition the young U10/U11 development squad will be competing at South Canberra Futsal, and the 16 Boys in the Men’s Division 2 competition.

A total of 21 teams competing across five competitions! It’s no surprise that all the back room volunteers and coaching staff have been very busy over the past couple of months.

For the past seven seasons, the Boomerangs have competed in the FNSW elite leagues (Super, Premier and State) with nine teams and have regularly fielded a number of teams in the Capital Football Men’s and Women’s senior Premier Leagues. However, providing additional opportunities to play high level futsal is what the club thinks is the right course of action, given the significant increase in demand from players, and the continuing increase in quality of players and coaches coming through the ranks.

Draws and venues will be confirmed in due course, as will competition locations.

 

 

 

 

F-League R4 PREVIEW

Canberra’s local futsal derby kicks off this Friday night in the F-League as Boomerangs FS take on Capital FC.

The Boomerangs lads defeated Capital FC in both encounters last season, however recent bragging rights have definitely been with Capital FC (or more exactly, their major feeder team, the Untouchables) who have defeated the Boomerangs men in their past two encounters – at the pre season Bairnsdale Futsal Challenge and in last season’s ACT Premier League Grand Final. However it is the competition proper this time around and the Boomerangs lads will be ready and raring to win back the mantle of the Capital’s best futsal team.

In the Women’s match at 6.30pm, the Capital ladies have had two close losses to Vipers and Sth Brisbane, whilst the Boomerangs women have drawn their only match to date with South Brisbane last weekend. Probably too early in the season for any form to really be demonstrated by each team, so it will be a cracker of a match – with the local derby bragging rights up for grabs.

Big crowds are expected at the AIS Training Halls as these feisty rivals try to claim the top spot in the capital!

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Saturday morning sees a quick dash down to Wollongong to take on the strong East Coast Heat sides (both men and women) at the University of Wollongong Sports Hub.

The Heat Men’s team currently sits just above the Boomerangs on the league table with two wins (Galaxy and Pirates)/two losses (Vipers and Magic) from its four games this season so far. Of added interest will be coming up against former Boomerangs and Futsalroo star, Daniel Fulton. The Heat can also count on goals from the likes of prolific converters, Chris Zeballos, Shervin Adeli and Jordan Guerreiro, and have plenty of scoring power through their roster.

The Heat Women’s team have played two games only so far this season for a return of a win (Vipers) and a draw (Magic). Many of these players were last season playing with the Scorpions – a team that defeated the Boomers ladies in the Grand Final. The heat will definitely be on between these two premiership contenders.

 

F-League R3 PREVIEW

The third weekend of the 2015 F-League season sees the second and third matches for the men and the first for the women. All matches are home games played at mPowerdome on Saturday 23 May.

Boomerangs Women

The Boomerangs women’s team have had to cool their heels over the first two weeks of the competition with byes both weekends. Saturday 23 however sees their first match of the season – and a match up against one of the competition favourites, South Brisbane.

The South Brisbane women’s team have already had a more than useful start to the season, winning the first two home games on the opening weekend at home (3-2 over the much fancied Magic and 4-1 over Vipers), but fared less well when travelling interstate to Melbourne last weekend – going down in the rematch to Vic Vipers 5-1 – in what was probably the upset of the round.

In season 2014, South Brisbane finished the regular season in second position, above the Boomer girls on goal difference alone. The Boomerangs though, dispatched the red and yellows convincingly in the semi-final 5-2  — this after Sth Brisbane had won both regular season encounters.

The Queensland ladies will have the advantage of a few games already under their belt, but the Boomers girls, playing at home for their first 2015 game, should be full of confidence after the positive pre-season they have had including two solid hit outs in pre-season matches.

The match is on at mPowerdome, 6pm, Saturday 23 May.

Boomerangs Men

The men’s team have two matches in Round 3 after a Round 2 bye, firstly against South Brisbane, and then soon after against the F-League newbies Galaxy FC (also from Queensland).

Unlike the South Brisbane women’s team, the sole Queensland representative men’s team had a poor season in 2014, losing 12 of their 14 matches. And this season in the first two rounds, in four games played, have drawn one (v Bayside Pirates) and lost three (Vic Vipers twice and Magic). A tough start to the season for the South Brisbane lads, and they will certainly be looking to register their first win for the season. This will not be an easy match for the Boomers men.

The Galaxy men’s team are a bit of an unknown quantity still this early in the season. Full of promise, they performed excellently in their first F-League weekend at home, drawing with Magic and defeating Vic Vipers. Their weekend road trip to Sydney last weekend though was the stuff of nightmares, where they came up against three of the competition’s strongest teams across the two days, losing all three. Again, they will look to atone for those losses, and register their first win away from home in their F-League career. The Boomerangs men will have to be at their best to defeat the newest of Queensland teams.

The matches are on at mPowerdome, Saturday 23 May.

v South Brisbane at 4.15pm, and
v Galaxy at 7.45pm

Across the F-League

In other matches…

Men’s

The two Victorian teams – Bayside Pirates and Vic Vipers, take the Sydney road trip from hell playing against all three strong Sydney teams over the two days. Six brilliant matches across the weekend at Valentine Park and Dural Sport and Leisure Centre. The two Queensland teams also match up against Capital FC whilst in the nation’s capital.

Women’s

Aside from the South Brisbane road trip to the nation’s capital, the Vic Viper ladies will be squaring up against the Sydney treble across the weekend.

This weekend – Round 3 – also is the first round of the season to see all nine men’s and all seven women’s teams compete.