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.


Check out the full story as covered in the Sydney Morning Herald HERE.

Zac, a Boomerangs player since 2012, has always shown natural ability, flair, court speed and a knack for scoring goals. However, natural talent is never enough, and he has proven over subsequent years that he has worked hard to hone his skills. The time he has spent on the futsal court has sharpened his passing skills, his court positioning, and his ability to read the game.

The club wishes Zac all the best with his future football plans – whether it be through the Australian Joey’s, the NYL, or through a call-up to a European Club – because we are confident that is where he will certainly end up – and proudly wearing the green and gold representing his country.

The club remains excited with a number of junior Barbatano’s coming through the futsal ranks with the hope of emulating their brother’s achievements to date.