Tag: Futsal

FNSW 18/19 PL2 R3 Wrap

Round three of the Football NSW Premier League 2 competition had the Boomerangs Club travel to Redfern to take on Sydney Futsal Club at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in the nine competitive age groups.

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

Development Squad Matches
The 11/12 girls and the 11 boys took on Sydney Futsal Club opposition at Endeavour Sports High in the afternoon and made a terrific account of themselves grabbing two solid wins from the matches played against the youngest Sydney Futsal squads.

Sydney Futsal does not have development academies, so the 9 boys and 10 boys headed over to Valentine Sports Park to gatecrash the PL1 fixture between hosted by Inner West Magic. The boys had matches against both Magic and UTS Northside. We thank those clubs for allowing the Boomers youngest boys teams to play some matches against strong PL1 club teams. Some mixed results for the boys, but a great contribution to their learning and development as futsal players. By the time they reach the competitive 12’s age group, they will be seasoned professionals! Continue reading “FNSW 18/19 PL2 R3 Wrap”

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!”

Futsal at the Olympics?

The following article is from https://www.olympic.org/news/futsal-a-whole-different-ball-game



Futsal is an exciting, small-sided football game that is mostly played indoors. It was originally developed in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930, when a local coach grew tired of cancelling matches and training sessions due to rain-soaked pitches and so created a version of football that could be played in smaller indoor sports halls with only five players per side. Around the same time, similar games were also being played on the streets of Brazil, where a shortage of playing pitches and a lack of space in crowded cities saw football-mad youngsters favouring smaller-sided games wherever they could play them.

The game was originally known as “fútbol sala” in Continue reading “Futsal at the Olympics?”

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!) Continue reading “Higher honours for Darwich”

Barbatano makes men’s NPL debut

A significant milestone for another Boomers family member 

On top of the terrific news in recent months of three Boomerang’s men’s players (Fulton, Rathjen, van Aalst) being selected to play international futsal at the AFF Futsal Club Championship (and nearly winning the tournament), and Boomers favourite, Elie Darwich being selected for the Lebanon U20 Youth men’s team to play in the AFC U20 Championships early in 2019 (and at the same time playing in the Lebanon National League), another of the Boomerangs growing family takes a massive step to a successful sporting career.

At the tender age of 15, Zac Barbatano has made his debut in the Gungahlin men’s NPL team.

“He’s extremely creative and fast thinking, has great feet and is capable of winning matches by himself, he makes the difference”, Gungahlin NPL men’s coach Marcel Munoz is quoted as saying. Zac may have been blessed with natural sporting ability, but his years of playing high-level futsal with the Boomerangs has certainly helped him to become the player he is today.


Check out the Continue reading “Barbatano makes men’s NPL debut”

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 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 Continue reading “FNSW PL2 18/19 Player Trials”

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!

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”