Our National Under-14 Futsal team on Saturday travelled to Australia to participate in the National Australian Futsal Championships.
Ten players and three officials flew out of the country to Canberra where the tournament would be held. The officials are Head of Delegation Pastor Nacaniel Seru, Head Coach Tony Walesua and his assistant Jessica Hou.
The five-day championship will begin tomorrow and end on January 11. Head coach Walesua said he was confident the boys would do their best.
“I’m confident that our boys will have good results because we have been together for about 14 weeks now and the boys really understand how each of them played,” Walesua said.
He said last year three teams were sent for that same tournament but they all bowed out in the semi finals. However, he added that the team were prepared and they were all set for the tournament.
“Our opponents are big in size but we are known for our skills and speed. I trust my boys and we will hope to make it all the way to the finals,” he added.
The head coach also said that apart from teams within the different states in Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand will also be taking part. The team would like to acknowledge parents and supporters of the players for their support and also encourage everyone to support our Under-14 Futsal team.
The team is funded and supported by the Dural Baptist Church in Australia.
All their uniforms, food, airfares, accommodation and other necessities is met by the Church.
Source : Solomon Star
By : Douglas Marau
Published : 5/1/2009