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Higher honours for Darwich

Boomerangs FS youth and men’s player, Elie Darwich has been selected for the Lebanon national U20s squad in preparation for the  Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Futsal Championships in early 2019.

Elie is heading off to Lebanon on Monday 9 July and whilst there will play in the Alfa National Futsal League with the U20s squad as preparation for the AFC Championships.

The AFC U20 Futsal Championships was first contested in 2017 with Lebanon coming a respectable second in their pool (W3/D1/L0) and losing their quarter-final to eventual winners, Iran.

We wish Elie all the best with the opportunities his national representative duties in Lebanon provide – but his presence will be missed around the club as a player, coach, role model and club member during the upcoming FNSW PL2 season. (We do look forward to benefitting from his skills development though!)

At the same time, we lament the lack of any Australian national futsal program and representative teams under the FFA regime (men’s, women’s and youth) which would allow for more of our talented players to represent their country on the international stage.

Elie is sponsored by Yowani Country Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To understand why the Lebanon national team was keen to seek his services, check out his highlights reel from 2017/2018.

FNSW PL2 18/19 Player Trials

Note the following times for trials for the 18/19 season.

Trials will be held for the upcoming season at Radford College gymnasium on Sunday 22nd and 29th July and Friday 27th July and 3rd August.

Sunday 22 July
5.15pm: 8/9/10 and 11 boys
6.15pm: 12 boys and 14 boys
7.15pm: 16 boys and Youth Men

Friday 27th July
5.45pm: 11/12 and 13 girls
6:45pm: 15 girls and 18 girls

Sunday 29th July
5:15pm: 8/9/10 and 11 boys
6.15pm: 12 boys and 14 boys
7.15pm: 16 boys and Youth Men

Friday 3rd August
5.45pm: 11/12 and 13 girls
6:45pm: 15 girls and 18 girls



Boomerangs FS is seeking new and existing players to trial for the 2018/19 FNSW Premier League 2 (PL2) competition.

After a hugely successful 17/18 season, Boomerangs FS will again contest the FNSW PL2 competition for the summer season of 2018/19 with matches commencing on the weekend of  29/30 September 2018.

The season will consist of fourteen competitive rounds of home and away matches (including six away games to Sydney and one to Wollongong) and two weekends of finals, played in January. Player trials will commence during July with teams selected by mid-August ready for pre-season training to commence.

There will also be an opportunity for new younger development age groups to have matches against Sydney teams.

All players, both new and returning are required to trial, including for the new younger age groups:

– Development squads: 8/9 boys, 10 boys, 11 boys, 8/9 girls, 10/11 girls, 12 girls
– Competitive squads: 12 boys, 13 girls, 14 boys, 15 girls, 16 boys, 18 women, 19 men

Open age men and women players that are known to the club will be approached to trial. If you are an open age player and want to make yourself known to the club, please also complete the form below.

Note also, that the club will look to enter teams into the Capital Football Premier League competition (both juniors and seniors), and will seek additional playing opportunities in Canberra-based leagues where possible for those not involved with the Capital Football Premier League.


Sponsor a Boomerangs FS player!

Boomerangs FS seeking Business Club Partners for 2018/19

Boomerangs FS, the number one futsal club for the ACT and region, has developed a new business opportunity that seeks to build a business community through a business loyalty program where the members of the club will be able to call on the services of its club partners.

The program has the potential to expand a business client/customer base which will in return benefit each partner. The benefits for club members may include discounts on services and potentially repeat player sponsorships in future years.

Across 2018/19 there will be opportunities for businesses taking up this offer to participate in Continue reading “Sponsor a Boomerangs FS player!”

Coaching Positions for 18/19

Boomerangs FS is seeking Expressions of Interest from coaches for the 2018/19 FNSW Premier League 2 (PL2) competition.

Boomerangs FS has been accepted into the PL2 competition for the summer season of 2018/19 with matches commencing on the weekend of  29/30 September 2018. There will be fourteen rounds of home and away matches (including six away games to Sydney and one to Wollongong) and two weekends of finals, played in January. Player trials will commence from late July with teams selected by mid-August for pre-season training.

Coaches must be available during the period mid-July to February 2019.

Coaches are required for the following age groups:

– Development squads 10 boys, 11 boys, 11 girls, 12 girls
– Competitive squads: 12 boys, 13 girls, 14 boys, 15 girls, 16 boys, 18 women, 19 men, open women, open men.

Note that it will be a requirement for all competitive age group head coaches to have an FFA Futsal Licence qualification as a minimum.

All coaches will be required to provide evidence of their Working With Vulnerable People registration prior to the commencement of the season.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by Friday, June 22. Continue reading “Coaching Positions for 18/19”

Winter Skills Development Academy

NOTE: The Winter Academy has now commenced. However, if you are still interested in participating, please fill out the form below and we will do our best to fit you into the appropriate training squad (dependant upon numbers).  

Registrations are now open for Boomerangs FS Winter Academy for 2018.

The Academy, now in its third year, will provide a program of skills development and game understanding for both girls and boys looking to improve their game. The skills development delivered through the program will improve the player’s abilities in both futsal and football.

Sessions will be held for the following age groups:

U9 – U13 boys (5.00pm – 6.30pm)
U14 – 18 boys (6.30pm – 8.00pm)

U9 – U13 girls (5.00pm – 6.30pm)
U14 – 18 girls (6.30pm – 8.00pm)

Goalkeepers – mixed (time TBC)

Training sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons/evenings.

The players will Continue reading “Winter Skills Development Academy”

FNSW PL2 17/18 Season Review

Season 17/18 for the Boomerangs FS club in the FNSW PL2 competition was a highly successful one, enjoyable and with some fantastic futsal being played along the way. And whilst falling a bit short of expectations (of gaining promotion to PL1), the playing and coaching group improved significantly and gained a whole lot of confidence, especially with results at the back end of the season and through the finals campaign for the competitive age groups. Watch out PL2 in 18/19!

DEVELOPMENT SQUADS
10 Boys / 11 Boys / 11/12 Girls
The youngest Boomerangs teams, the ‘Baby Boomers’ once again developed their skills, both individually and as teams, and learnt more about what it takes to play in a high-level futsal competition. The match experience gained in playing some strong Sydney teams, as well as the raft of local ACT-based games that they also competed in, helped to build these groups of kids as players and ultimately to prepare them for playing in the competitive age groups. Of course, many of them did play up in those age groups, both boys and girls — some as young as 10 years old —  and they played with distinction, never letting the team down and contributing by playing their role, listening to the coach and helping their teammates.

*Note that the MVP awards were voted by the players themselves and the coaches award based on criteria the coach thought most valuable.  Continue reading “FNSW PL2 17/18 Season Review”

FNSW PL2 17/18 Presentation Night

March 3, 2018, saw the Boomerangs family gather at the Yowani Country Club to celebrate the season just passed and to recognise the raft of tremendous performances across the FNSW PL2 competition in all age groups.

Over 230 players, parents, families, sponsors and supporters joined in the celebrations on the night.

Each team – from the development squads to the open age women and men – were awarded two trophies, one for the Coaches Player and the second, MVP, as voted for by their peers. In addition, a range of whole-of-club awards were awarded to those who achieved above and beyond for season 17/18.

Photos of the night can be found at the Boomerangs FS photo site.

Congratulations to the following award winners. Continue reading “FNSW PL2 17/18 Presentation Night”

FNSW PL2 17/18 Grand Finals

Week 3 of the FNSW PL2 17/18 finals series saw the remaining four of the nine competitive Boomerangs teams play in the Grand Final for the right to be named Champions of the 17/18 season.

It was a  terrific day at Valentine Park with Grand Finals for all age groups from 12 boys through to Open Men’s and including the AWD Grand Final.  The Boomerangs club was represented in four of the nine matches (excl AWD), equal best representation with Raiders futsal – and indeed were set to battle it out with Raiders in three of those four Grand Finals.

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

15 Girls: Boomerangs 2 – 0 Raiders Futsal (ht 1 – 0)
After the loss to Raiders in the qualifying semi-final, the 15 girls were hurting. They were keen to go through the season undefeated, and the loss in the semi-final put a dint in that goal. They were as determined as any team to make amends and to win the match that really did matter – the Grand Final.

Coach Mark Dowling always has a plan for each match Continue reading “FNSW PL2 17/18 Grand Finals”

FNSW PL2 17/18 Finals Series Week 2

Week 2 of the FNSW PL2 17/18 finals series saw five of the nine competitive Boomerangs teams play in elimination qualifying finals. Week one of finals saw one team drop out of contention for Grand Final glory, and week two a second, leaving four teams booking their place in Grand Finals on 24 February.

It was a  terrific day of results, with four hard-fought wins and just the one loss, with the three remaining female teams going through to the ultimate match of 2017/2018 and the youth men’s team joining them as the sole male representative from Boomerangs FS.

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

15 Girls: Boomerangs 4 – 1 Hakoah (ht 2 – 1)
The 15 girls were back to their dominating best in this do or die match against Hakoah; even though it took some time for them to register their first goal of the match. Hakoah opened the scoring halfway through the first period via a rare free kick to beat goalkeeper Sally James, usually a 100% stopper of set pieces, after the Boomers had looked to be the stronger team in the opening period. The goal by Hakoah Continue reading “FNSW PL2 17/18 Finals Series Week 2”

FNSW PL2 17/18 Finals Series Week 1

Week 1 of the FNSW PL2 17/18 finals series saw five of the nine competitive Boomerangs teams play in either qualifying (1v2) or elimination (3v4) semi-finals.

It was a disappointing day of results, with four losses and just the one win, but only resulting in one team being eliminated from the finals race. The male teams fared better with both the youth men and the open men progressing. The female teams did not do so well with losses in all three qualifying finals; the 15 and 18 girls and the Open Women. Fortunately, those teams have a double chance and will need to win next weekend to get to play in the Grand Final.

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

14 Boys: Boomerangs 3 – 5 Raiders Futsal (ht 1 – 4)
The 14 boys, finishing fourth in the regular season, came up against third-placed Raiders Futsal in the first of two elimination finals for Boomerangs teams on this day one of the finals series. Continue reading “FNSW PL2 17/18 Finals Series Week 1”