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Winter Skills Development Academy

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 train weekly (a ninety-minute session) for 10 weeks over the course of the second school term with some of the best futsal coaches in the ACT. The program will be centred on core individual technical and tactical skills required to participate at the highest levels and will be overseen by some of Australia’s highest qualified and experienced coaches.

For those interested in continuing into the summer season with the club (and if selected), pre-season for the FNSW Premier League competition will commence in Term 3 and there are plans to again compete in the NSW State Championships in Sydney in early October.  There will necessarily be additional costs for participation in any competitions.

Any players wishing to register interest in the Academy program, please fill out the form below by Sunday 15 April 2017. Squad sizes will be limited, so register your interest early. The cost of the program will be $195 per player.

All participants will be required to bring a suitable futsal ball – please indicate in the form below if you need to purchase one ($25).

A Boomerangs FS sweater or training shirt is also preferred for all participants. These are available for purchase from JOMA.

NOTE: Registrations have now closed. 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).  

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!

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”

Sponsor a Boomerangs FS player!

Boomerangs FS ‘Loyalty Card’ seeking Club Partners for 2018

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 card where the members of the club will be able to call on the services of its club partners.

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

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

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”

FNSW PL2 R14 Wrap

Round 14 – the final regular season round of the 17/18 Premier League 2 season – was played at home against the Mt Druitt Town Rangers. Mt Druitt has had a relatively poor season, and in the corresponding round in the first half of the season, the Boomerangs club disappointingly came home with only five wins, a loss and three frustrating draws. The aim for this round was to better those results and to lock as many teams as possible into finals (noting that a couple were also relying on other results). Teams not in finals contention were also looking to finish off the season with a solid performance.

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

Development Squad Matches
The travelling Town Rangers were without development squad teams, so the Boomerangs 10 boys played the 11/12 girls – which is always a cracker of a match, closely fought and intense. The 11 boys played a match against a Gungahlin team. We thank Gungahlin FC for the support they have given the Boomerangs this season by making their young teams available to play our development squads when visiting teams did not bring their squads with them (or they had no under-age development programs).

12 Boys: Boomerangs 1 – 6 Mt Druitt Town Rangers (ht 0 – 4)
The 12 boys match was Continue reading “FNSW PL2 R14 Wrap”

FNSW PL2 R13 Wrap

Round 13 of the 17/18 Premier League 2 season – the second last of the season – was played away in Alexandria, Sydney against the Club Championship leading Eastern Suburbs Hakoah.

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

Development Squad Matches
There were two development squad matches played against Hakoah which mixed up the players somewhat. The 10 boys joined the 11/12 girls to play against the Hakoah 11/12 girls and the 11 boys played against their Hakoah equivalents.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 0 – 9 Hakoah (ht 0 – 4)
The 12 boys were Continue reading “FNSW PL2 R13 Wrap”

FNSW PL2 R12 Wrap

Round 12 of the 17/18 Premier League 2 season was at home, played in the air-conditioned comfort of the AIS sports halls against a club sitting second in the Club Championship for the season, Raiders Futsal.

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

Development Squad Matches
There were two development squad matches played as a precursor to the competitive matches against Raiders. The first was an intra-cub match between the 10 development boys and the 11/12 development girls followed by the 11 boys playing in a terrifically competitive match against local side Gungahlin.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 1 – 0 Raiders (ht 0 – 0)
The 12 boys were up against Continue reading “FNSW PL2 R12 Wrap”