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Boys NYC Squads 2018

The following from https://capitalfootball.com.au/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.

Junior Matildas Selections Finalised

Photo: Courtesy Capital Football.

Boomerangs FS congratulates all six Canberra girls that trialled for the Junior Matildas Squad over the past few weeks.

We congratulate Josephine Dubbert and Emma Ilijoski for making the final cut and for Stefi Lejins on becoming a shadow player for the upcoming tournament. An amazing opportunity awaits.

Of the six players to trial from the ACT – the three mentioned plus Elke Aitolu, Isabella Barac and Alexia Forner – five of them; Emma, Stefi, Elke, Josephine and Alexia have been involved with the Boomerangs futsal program over recent years.

The full article from Capital Football. Continue reading “Junior Matildas Selections Finalised”

FFA 2016 Nationals FINAL WRAP

Photo courtesy of 'photos by loopii'. 

Twelve ACT Boomerangs teams entered… One hundred and fifteen players selected… Thirty coaches and support staff…  Hundreds of parents, grand parents, brothers, sisters and other supporters… Sixty plus pool games played… Two quarter finals and seven semi finals made… One Grand Final contested.

[For photos of the week’s matches, please visit the Boomerangs photo site and the FNSW Official Facebook page.]

Yet another massive effort by the Boomerangs club, working in conjunction with the ACT football federation, Capital Football, to assemble 12 teams to participate the annual FFA Futsal Nationals in Sydney from January 4-8, 2016. In addition, Capital Football sent its representative AWD team (athletes with a disability) to compete in the eight team AWD division, which was well supported by the travelling ACT contingent. Continue reading “FFA 2016 Nationals FINAL WRAP”

FFA 2016 Nationals Day 4 Wrap

Day 4 of the 2016 FFA Futsal Nationals saw ACT teams compete in a final seven pool matches and in eight quarter and semi finals.

It is at about this time of a Nationals Tournament that the pressure starts to rise and the tough week starts to take its toll. The pressure of finishing in the top four – preferably as high as possible so as not to face off against the strongest team in the semi-final. There is also a growing number of vocal and demonstrative supporters (and coaching staff) at each of the matches. This can be quite daunting to the younger age groups. Continue reading “FFA 2016 Nationals Day 4 Wrap”

FFA 2016 Nationals Day 3 Wrap

Day 3 of the 2016 FFA Futsal Nationals saw ACT teams compete in a further 24 matches – mainly across two venues, Valentine Sports Park and Penrith Valley Sports Centre. Dural hosted a limited number of matches only due to rain leakages affecting a couple of courts.

It was yet another fabulous day of high quality futsal, demonstrating all the positives of the indoor game, whilst bringing together the competing States and Territories (and guest internationals), in the spirit of competition. The participating players, from as young as nine years of age, through to 19 year olds, have all competed in a positive spirit and represented with pride – they will all go home with great memories of this week.

The ACT Boomerangs results in summary: Continue reading “FFA 2016 Nationals Day 3 Wrap”

FFA 2016 Nationals Day 2 Wrap

Day 2 of the 2016 FFA Futsal Nationals saw ACT teams compete in a further 21 matches on a Sydney day that pelted down with heavy rain to match the deluge of goals across the many National Futsal Championship matches played. The rain was so heavy that several matches had to be rescheduled to other venues later in the day and well into the evening.

For the competing ACT teams, this was a much improved second day as the players settled into the tournament and started enjoying their games – along with this came more positive results.

In summary: Continue reading “FFA 2016 Nationals Day 2 Wrap”

FFA 2016 Nationals Day 1 Wrap

Day 1 of the 2016 FFA Futsal Nationals saw the ACT teams compete in 19 matches across ten age groups (incl AWD) and saw probably fewer victories than had been anticipated and a few shock losses for strong ACT teams expected to do well this Championship. In summary:

The 12 Girls had a win and a loss from their two matches, with Emma Ilijoski shining in front of goals in game one.

12 Boys White (development squad) were on the wrong end of a couple of big scorelines, but showed a lot of promise and heart, and potential (including a second Ilijoski registering multiple goals on the score sheet).

12 Boys Blue lost a very tight encounter against front runners, NSW Thunder, but in the process demonstrated far more positives than negatives. Continue reading “FFA 2016 Nationals Day 1 Wrap”

FFA Futsal Nationals 2016 – Preview

After a solid showing at the 2015 FFA National Futsal Championships, the Boomerangs club is working with Capital Football to send twelve teams to the 2016 edition in Sydney from January 4-8.

The Championships are being held across four venues in Sydney with pool matches being played at Valentine Park (Football NSW headquarters and Sydney’s premier futsal centre), Dural Sport and Leisure Centre and at Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre.  Friday 8 January will see the finals played at Sydney Olympic Park.

In addition to representation from all Australian mainland states, the Solomon Islands will also have boys teams represented in the U12 and U14 age groups. This will provide an opportunity for ACT futsal players to not only take on the best teams in the country, but to also test themselves against a formidable international opposition. Continue reading “FFA Futsal Nationals 2016 – Preview”

F-League Round 8 Review

Round Eight of the 2015 national F-League competition was played out over the weekend (26/27/28 June) with home matches for both the Boomerangs men and women against Sydney teams, East Coast Heat and Dural Warriors.

The four matches provided high quality futsal and some close and tight tussles; however, the results once again did not go the way of the Boomers teams.


East Coast Heat

The Women’s team kicked off the weekend’s matches with an arm wrestle match up against the Heat on Saturday morning at mPowerdome. Continue reading “F-League Round 8 Review”

F-League Round 5 Review

Round Five of the 2015 national F-League competition was played out over the weekend of 5/6/7 June with away matches in Sydney for both the Boomerangs men and women against two of the front runners in this year’s competition – Dural Warriors (at Dural) and Inner West Magic (at Valentine Park) across Saturday afternoon and evening.

The matches certainly didn’t play out the way the club would have wished – coming home without any competition points after the four games – but there were some promising signs amongst the less than favourable match results — especially for the men’s team.


Dural Warriors

The Women travelled to Sydney on Saturday morning already three players short – Michaela Day and Olivia Gurney with injuries sustained against Capital FC eight days earlier and Mikayla van Deyk having suffered a calf injury against the Heat  in Wollongong. It was a devastating blow then when Captain and senior player Michelle Aurousseau lasted less than five minutes in the first match of the weekend.

The players, to their credit, did lift and increase their individual efforts to make up for the shortfall in numbers. However, this arm wrestle of a match only produced a single goal in the first 35 minutes of play – to the Warriors – a spectacular volley from a long throw by the Warriors keeper, Tani Rosekelly. The defensive efforts of both teams to that stage – including by Boomers keepers Sophie Rolfe and Jess Giovinazzo was tremendous.

Looking to level up the match, and perhaps steal a win, the Boomers women resorted to a fly-keeper power play with Erin Clout donning the keepers top for the roving assignment for the final five minutes of the match. As is usually the case, implementing the powerplay generally causes goals to be scored – but alas in this instance it was the Warrior ladies who benefited from their high press, making a number of steals and intercepting passes to dispossess the Boomers and then calmly and accurately slot into the open goal (three times) from distance. It could have easily gone the other way.

So not the best start to the day’s matches – losing one which was in the balance with five minutes to play.

Boomerangs Women 0-4 Dural Warriors

Check out photos of the match HERE

Inner West Magic

The Women’s team travelled to Valentine Park (Glenwood) after their Dural match to prepare for their match against F-League debutantes Inner West Magic.

Prior to the season commencing the Magic did their best to build a championship winning team and successfully recruited no fewer than six players that had previously donned the Boomerangs playing shirt. The match had all the hallmarks of a ‘grudge match’…

For the majority of the first half the match was an evenly contested affair, with opportunities for both teams to register on the scoreline. The Magic converted two of those opportunities – in the eighth and thirteenth minute taking a two goal buffer into the half-time break.

In a classic ‘game of two halves’, the Magic came out of the sheds on fire and were unstoppable during the second period of play. The Boomer ladies – try as they might – could not match the energy, determination, and bench depth of the Magic and were quickly facing an uphill battle to get back into the match with Magic scoring two goals within the first minute of the resumption.

Five minutes later the teams traded goals, but it was the final ten minutes of the match that ruined the day for the Boomerangs women. The Magic converted a further four goals in the final quarter of the match to hand the Boomerangs women the biggest defeat in their short history (by margin) and the most goals conceded by any Boomerangs Women’s team in an F-League match.

Some work needs to be done – including repairs to some bodies – before next weekend’s match against Vic Vipers.

Boomerangs Women 1-9 Inner West Magic (Watts)

Check out photos of the match HERE


Dural Warriors

The first of the two men’s matches for the weekend saw the Boomerangs play F-League and FNSW Premier League powerhouse the Dural Warriors. Dural have won the F-League twice in previous seasons – in 2014 without losing a game and in the process demolishing the Boomerangs men in the semi-final.

However, even against a team with such a dominant record, the Boomerangs men always relish the opportunity to play Dural, and generally match up well with the team that has such quality and depth.

The start to the match was not what was needed though as Dural scored within 21 seconds, and then converted a second not three minutes later. From that point on though, the Boomerangs were switched on and competing well, against a team that was freely rotating its full bench to share the court time and load.

But to give a team like Dural a two goal head start…. makes the task of winning all the more difficult.

The Warriors racked up ‘Barcelona-esque’ possession stats throughout the first half and a super defensive effort was required by the Boomerangs lads to ensure no more goals were conceded.

The second half started to see the Boomerangs men work their way back into the match, and around half way through the second period, Grant Barlow continued his fine scoring form in his debut F-League season, by scoring off a rebound from a Cal Smith shot.

The pressure and intensity lifted as both teams sought to establish their dominance and score again… the Boomerangs to level it up and the Warriors to seal it. Unfortunately for the Boomerangs lads, the Warriors managed to  score again with five minutes to play, virtually securing the match, with the hard working and tiring Boomerangs unable to crack the Warriors defensive wall before the final whistle blew.

Another classic encounter between these two well-matched teams – but yet another encounter that sees the competition points go Dural’s way.

Boomerangs Men 1-3 Dural Warriors (Barlow) 

Check out photos of the match HERE

Inner West Magic

The second match of the weekend for the Boomerangs men was against the Inner West Magic team – a team which has been dominant in the NSW Premier League (along with Dural) for many years, and that prior to this season were a feeder club into the now defunct Scorpions club.

As with their Women’s team, the Magic have assembled a vast array of talented futsal players from within their own junior and senior ranks, and from other NSW Premier League clubs – including two former Boomerangs, Daniel Bennett and ‘keeper, Angelo Konstantinou.

But perhaps the biggest signing of all for the club has been former Australian Futsalroo’s coach Stephen Knight. This match demonstrated the impact that Knight has had on the team in the way they approach the game, and the way they play with patience, persistence, structure and discipline.

This new style of play though, better suits the match up with the Boomerangs, and the match delivered a visual spectacle of futsal quality.

For the second time in two matches though, the Boomerangs men were caught short in the opening few seconds with a smashing goal from a tight angle by the Magic’s young Michael Blancato putting them ahead within a minute of the start of play. And for the second time in two matches, the lads were required to play catch up futsal to get back into the game.

From the 2nd minute of the match until the 38th minute, the match was as close and intense as you would see a high quality F-League match. The defence from both teams was superb as they parried the offence of their opposition time and time again. And both teams’ keepers did a fantastic job. If it weren’t for Konstantinou in the Magic goals, the Boomers would have scored a couple – and both Stroh and van Aalst for the Boomers made some tremendous saves against quality shooting to compliment the on court defensive efforts of their team mates.

As it was, a resurgent Boomerangs was dealt a savage blow with a late second by Magic who then managed to control possession for the final minute or so to take out a tremendous match 2-0.

As a couple of the Boomerangs players were heard to say after the two intense high quality games – “it’s a shame we come away from those two huge efforts with nothing to show, and no competition points”.

Boomerangs Men 0-2 Inner West Magic 

Check photos of the match HERE

Across the F-League

In other matches…


In the Queensland derby, Galaxy pipped South Brisbane 5-4 to take the sunshine state honours; Magic and Dural played out an intense 5-5 draw on Friday night; Capital FC – like the Boomers, also on a Sydney road double – lost both to the Heat and Dural and the Vipers downed the Pirates in the Victorian derby.

At around the half way mark of the season, the top four on the ladder now sees the three Sydney teams (Heat, Magic, Warriors) join Vic Vipers, with Galaxy and Boomerangs some work to do to climb into finals contention. The Heat and Boomers have games in hand.


In the women’s division of the F-League, Magic pipped Warriors 1-0 on Friday night; the Heat defeated Capital FC, who then upset Dural later on Saturday afternoon.

The Women’s ladder also starts to take some shape with South Brisbane and the three Sydney teams holding the top four slots, with Vic Vipers, Boomers and Capital with work to do to make finals.