Here we are again with an update of the 2017 FFA Futsal National Championships.
Today, FFSA team (4th place) played against NSW Thunder (1st place) in the Semifinals at 1pm at Valentine Park.
It was the rematch from last year’s Semis and the boys were a bit nervous but at the same time excited and positive.
There were around a hundred people supporting both teams including the FFSA Under 12’s making some noise!
The game started with a scoreless 10 minutes and both goal-keepers were determined not to let the first goal through.
NSW kept attacking the SA goal and eventually scored. At the half time the score was 4×0 in NSW favour. Some of the SA players were feeling exhaust after six intense games but never gave up and kept trying to score. At the last second, Sam Mills put one through the net and the crowd went crazy!
Final score was 6 to 1 for NSW. Thank you for NSW for the great sportsmanship throughout the whole week.
Tomorrow there will be the Grand Finals and we are going to watch the Queensland against NSW Thunder at the Sydney Olympic Park and hopefully going for a walk near the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
On behalf of Inclusive Sport SA, thank you very much for your support. Well done to all players from AWD Divison, coaches, referees and team managers. Thanks Football NSW and FFSA for supporting our team and for organising such a great competition.
Thanks Paul Eichner and Antonio Trotta for the incredible work doing the laundry, driving us around and helping the team to recover between the games.
Thank you Toby for writing this report!
We look forward to coming back STRONGER next year.
Igor Ferrari Negrao