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FNSW PL2 R2 Wrap

The second round of the 17/18 FNSW Premier League 2 (PL2) competition saw the Boomerangs club travel to Redfern to take on the Sydney Futsal Club at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.

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

Development Squad Matches
The Sydney Futsal Club provided some strong opposition for the 11 development boys to play and it was a good hitout for the young Boomerangs boys. Whilst being generally outplayed and outmuscled, the lads are continuing to develop their play and learning to match it with tougher opposition. Earlier in the day, the 10 boys development squad took on Sydney City Eagles across town at the new Michael Clarke Recreation Centre in Western Sydney. There was no game for the 11/12 development girls squad.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 0 – 8 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 0-3)
The 12 boys had a tough time on their hands against yet another quality 12 boys team. They matched it with the Sydney Futsal 12 boys in the first half but failed to take advantage of the opportunities in the front third of the court. The second half saw the home team power home full of confidence and some terrific teamwork. The 12 boys are continuing to develop their skills and team play, but lack some of the size and physicality of the top teams in this competition.

13 Girls: Boomerangs 2 – 1 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 0-1)
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FNSW PL2 R1 Wrap

After what seemed like a long off-season, Saturday 8 October saw the 2017-18 Football NSW Premier League 2 season kick off with a home round against the Sydney City Eagles club.

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

Curtain raiser matches included a scratch match between the Boomerangs 10 boys and 11/12 girls teams. It was a very competitive match with both teams working hard at both ends of the court, and with only a couple of goals separating the two teams. The 10 boys are coming on well under the watchful eye of coaches Nick Rathjen and Ahmed Ugool as are the 11/12 girls who are also building their skills and team play nicely with Nick van Aalst, Grace Basser-Silk and Isobel D’Amico curating their development.

The next game was also a development squad game featuring 11-year-old boys from both the Boomerangs and visiting Eagles. The match was an even encounter which provided an opportunity for the boys to have solid run against some tougher Sydney opposition. Again, the Boomerangs young boys are developing their individual and team skills well under Ben Basser-Silk and performed creditably.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 4 Sydney City Eagles
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NSW Futsal State Championships 2017

To see the photos of the two-day Championships head to our photo site.

A terrific weekend of futsal saw ten Boomerangs junior teams experience the NSW State Futsal Championships – some players for the first time, others returning after competing in 2016. The primary purpose of competing at this event is as a pre-season warm-up for the upcoming NSW Premier League 2 competition.

The three youngest teams -10 boys, 11 boys and 11/12 girls played a series of (non-competitive) matches at Valentine Sports Park (10 boys) and Blacktown Leisure Centre (11 boys and 11/12 girls).  Players on all three teams had a fantastic weekend, winning some games, and losing others, but importantly learning more about how to play futsal against some really tough and highly skilled opposition. The increasing level of skill in these players (and teams) is becoming more evident as they are exposed to higher levels of competition.

The 12 boys – the youngest of the competitive age groups – played four matches at Blacktown for a win, a draw and two losses. The 13 girls also played at Blacktown and in a strong pool won their first game and lost the following two in tight, close encounters that could have gone either way. They were unlucky not to make finals.

The 14 boys played at Windsor and after handing out a hammering (10-0) to their first opponent were themselves on the receiving end of two defeats. The 15 girls also played their matches at Windsor and ended up making the quarter-finals after a win, a loss and a draw in the pool matches. Unfortunately, they could not overcome stiff opposition in the quarter-final to progress further. They were certainly not disgraced in this solid hit out.

The 16 boys won their first match in a canter 11-0 and their third 6-4, but lost their middle game 2-8. They made the semi-final but could not put together a winning performance to make it to the final. The 18 girls were dominant in their first match winning 6-1, but lost their second by the narrowest of margins (0-1). They won their final pool match 5-1 to miss out on the semi-finals by a miserly one-goal goal differential.

The youth men went through their pool undefeated with an 11-2 first up win followed by an exciting 7-7 draw and a 5-3 victory. Unfortunately, they were outplayed in their semi-final and could not replicate the success of last year. Again, they showed some real potential and should be up amongst the leaders in the PL2 competition.

All in all a terrific weekend of futsal with all ten Boomerangs junior teams getting valuable court time together in preparation for the upcoming season. The (competitive) pool rounds returning eleven wins, three draws and eight losses from the 22 round robin matches. This hit out will help all teams in preparation for their upcoming Round 1 matches next weekend against Sydney City Eagles in the PL2 competition.

 To see the photos of the two-day Championships head to our photo site.

FNSW PL 17/18

Football NSW has declared the leagues and released the draws for the 17/18 summer futsal season. Boomerangs FS will be competing in the PL2 competition.

Stay tuned for announcements on trials, pre-season training arrangements and preparation for involvement in the FNSW State Futsal Championships. More information here.

 

F-League 2017

07/03/2017 – PUMA F-League Announcement

Football NSW wishes to announce that the PUMA F-League Competition will not be delivered by the governing body of the state for the 2017 season.

Football NSW conducted an application process in preparation for the 2017 competition and unfortunately, through this process, did not receive the required number of applications to deliver a viable competition consistent with the standards set in previous seasons

During the application process, Football NSW received feedback that the timing of the season is a challenge given the various football commitments taking place during this period and this may have been a determining factor in PUMA F-League Clubs electing not to apply for the 2017 season.

Football NSW will continue to engage with the Futsal community and fellow member federations in relation to the ongoing development of Futsal and specifically any demand for a viable National Futsal Competition in future seasons.

Football NSW greatly appreciates the assistance and support of the PUMA F-League Clubs and Officials since the Competition’s inception and is hopeful that the organisation can contribute to a National Futsal Competition in future seasons.


 

Review – FNSW PL1 Elimination Semi-Final Men

By virtue of finishing fourth on the season competition ladder, the Boomerangs men’s team qualified for the finals series of the Football NSW Premier League futsal competition and were drawn, in the first weekend of finals, in an elimination final against third-placed Enfield Rovers. The qualifying final saw minor premiers, Inner West Magic take on Dural Warriors.

The men’s matches topped off a big day of finals action held at the Dural futsal centre, with the qualifying finals being played on Court 1, and the elimination finals on Court 2. The match’s kick-off time was delayed by just over 30 minutes as three early games on the ‘elimination court’ had gone to overtime and some to penalties.

A strong team was selected from the Boomerangs men’s roster and given the shared head-to-head results of the regular season against the Rovers it was expected that a close match would ensue. Continue reading “Review – FNSW PL1 Elimination Semi-Final Men”

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.

 

 

 

FNSW PL1 Round 14 Wrap

The final regular round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition had the Boomers club travel to Wollongong to take on the South Coast Taipans club at the University of Wollongong.

The heatwave weather conditions forecast for the day forced Football NSW to implement their hot weather policy across all futsal games and all divisions, to cancel any unnecessary matches and to have all matches completed prior to the heat of the day kicking in. As such a rescheduled day of fixtures was advised on the Thursday prior, which had included the cancellation of games that had no impact on top four ladder positions. For the Boomerangs/Taipans fixtures, this included the 12 and 14 boys and the Open Women. Additionally, FNSW had cancelled all development and academy matches.

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FNSW PL1 Round 13 Wrap

The penultimate round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition had the Boomers club travel to Sydney to take on the Mountain Majik club at the Blacktown Leisure Centre.

Both the development/academy games and the competitive matches kicked off at 12.30pm and ran concurrently on separate courts. The Majik club has multiple junior teams allowing the 11 boys to play a match, the 11/12 girls to play two and the 10 boys, three matches against separate Majik opposition.

It was another day of disappointing results for the club – a constant theme across this PL1 season – with the only highlight in the important men’s match at the end of the day. All the other teams though continue to enjoy their futsal and put in a 100% effort into representing their club. Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 13 Wrap”

FNSW PL1 Round 12 Wrap

The final home round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition played out at the AIS when the Boomerangs teams took on the mighty Mascot Vipers club.

The development/academy games started the day from 10.15am with the competitive matches kicking off at 12.30pm with the 12 boys and concluding with the Men’s match at 7.20pm.

Don’t forget to check out the photos of Match Day 12 at the Boomerangs photo site.

A summary of the day’s results: Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 12 Wrap”