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.
We wish the lads well in Indonesia!