After some intense debate during 2008 regarding if Football Queensland would send Futsal teams to the FFA nationals, they have come to the party. Seven teams from QLD competed in the 30th FFA National Futsal Championships.
Nothing major was expected from the teams with only a limited number of regions being available for selection. “Forgive me please! But did someone upset the apple cart” was a statement from one parent. Not only did one of the teams make a final but actually came away with a National Title!! The 13 Boys after running third in the pool games defeated ACT Cobras 6-4 in a thrilling encounter to set up a final againstthat from the pool games seemed all one way traffic! The boys changed the structure of their defensive game and tightened up on the disciplined Victorian outfit. The counter attack became vital for punishing mistakes and with only 2 minutes remaining Jayden Liddicoat launched himself over the defense to head home the winner.
It was not only a fantastic win for the team but an opportuinty to let others know throughout the country that FQ will be committed to developing quality teams to compete at nationals.
Source : Sunshine Coast Futsal
Published : 27/1/2009