Sutherland Under 9s Football NSW State Futsal Champions
Our Sutherland red hot under 9s development squad continued to impress in the 2008 Football NSW State Futsal Championships.
Qtr Final, Sutherland 7 vs. Sydney City Eagles 2
Semi Final 1, Sutherland 2 vs. Bondi Beach FC 1
Grand Final, Sutherland 2 vs. Dream Team 1
An amazing result for such as talented team.
Head coach Jim Apostolovski described the team as a testiment to grassroots futsal. The team gelled very well, and that came from weeks of fine tuning and executing drills to be put in effect in game play at State Championships, with many set pieces coming off with maximum rewards.
He also said that “going through the group stages and only conseeding 3 goals and scoring 31 made our run into the Quarters a little easier compared to other groups” so our lads had plenty of fuel left in the tank to takle other talented teams in the finals series.
A solid performance in the semi was demonstrated and an amazing goal scored by our man of the match Anthony Nizic (goalkeeper) was enough to book us a place in the final. The final produced great individual and team movements on and off the ball. A packed house with vocal fans from both sides reving the lads on from start to finish. The final whistle completed, what we set as the mission…..and that was to come home to Sutherland with the trophy. Which our young Futsalroos did.
Our head coach of junior Futsal development Jim Apostolovski prior to the competition predicted this team will go all the way. Sutherland Shire Futsal Association has already comenced building the 2009 team and we trust it will be even stronger. Thanks also to the Futsal Referees who worked very hard over both days.
Well done Anthony, Matthew, Michael, Jason, Patrick, Christian, Jackson & Alex. Thanks also to the parents, supporters and coaching staff of the under 9s Boys. WOW you guys are State CHAMPIONS.
Sutherland Under 10s Boys Final Results
The last group match for Sutherland was played against Manchester United at Penrith Indoor Sports Stadium. Sutherland provaled victorious with a resounding win 10 – 1.
An amazing result for the 10s considering Group C was by far the toughest group with exceptional talent on display. A fantastic game for the boys.
A great result for Sutherland 10s considering the team went through a rebuilding process from last years Grand Finalists. The 10s will be back next year with one thing on there mind – and thats winning the State Championships.
Head Coach, Jim Apostolovski said “this years 10s competition was the best for many years. It demonstrates how far Futsal has progressed at grassroots level. At Sutherland the philosphy of nursing great talent and providing the oppotunity for our young players to excel on the greatest level in NSW has been demonstrated from our 10s. Sutherland has an abundance of young rising stars with level headed approach in the beautiful game.”
Jim Apostolovski also said “our training & development strategy was executed well, in the lead up to the State Championships. It was an exeptional close tournament for our team, going down narrowly in a few games, yet also picking up and producing huge wins as well. Thanks to Scott Gilligan, Simon Kieth, Danny and Daniel for regularly contributing to our Sunday developement training at Endeavour Sports High School, all this effort has paid off and been part of the vision of the Sutherland Shire Futsal Association.
A huge wrap also needs to be echoed across to the coaching and support staff Aldo Leimich demonstrating his professionalism and composure during the course of the event. Well done to all involved.
Our building process has commence immediately for the 2009 State Titles. Futsal was the winner.
Source : Sutherland Shire Futsal
By : J Simnett
Published : 26/10/2008