The second edition of the 5 Star Pre Season tournament has been set for the weekend of the 26th -27th of September.
Once again the Menai Indoor Sports Centre will play host.The competition will see 8 clubs competing for the right to be named 5 Star Pre Season Champions.
The new competition format will see 2 groups of 4, with the winner of each group going through to the grand final.
The 8 teams were seeded 1-8 according to their respective finish in last year’s club championship.
Group A will see competition top seed Campbelltown City Quake who will be looking to go one better than last years finishes in both the 5 Star Cup and Premier League Club Championship.
Joining Quake in group A will be newly promoted Sydney Benfica FC who will be looking to make history and stop the recent trend of promoted clubs being relegated in their first season of Premier League. The club was one of the surprise packets from version one of the 5 Star Cup and will be looking to add the 5 Star Cup to their Super League Title.
Northern Tigers have also been drawn in Group A and could give both mentioned Premier League Clubs a run for their money and snatch one of the Grand Finals spots.
Sutherland Shire Futsal has also been drawn in Group A and will be looking to put on a show in front of their local supporters. Sutherland Shire Futsal has been one of the best clubs in promoting the sport and will be looking for an improved effort on the court.
Group B sees the new look Inner West AllStars who have been busy in the winter break recruiting heavily with many ex Sydney Magic players and officials making the short trip across to the Homebush based club. The Inner West Allstars will be one of the favourites and will look to follow Sydney Magic and take out both 5 Star Pre Season Cup and the Premier League Club Championship.
Joining Allstars in Group B will be the Commodores who make their debut in the Pre Season Cup and will be looking at their red hot under 12’s team to get them off to a great start and press claims to be 5 Star Cup Champions.
Super League Club Enfield Rovers will be looking to push for promotion and have recruited the services of Ernesto Bivona and several Inner West All Star Players.
Maccabi Futsal will make up Group B and have made one of the biggest signings in the off season in Futsalroo Simon Keith. The Eastern Suburbs based club will look to improve on their season from last year and have also acquired the service of Futsalroo Assistant Coach Steven Knight.
The 2 day event promises to be action packed with clubs going head to head and fighting for the 27 points that are up for grabs each round with the winners of both groups playing off in the final to be crowned 5 star champions.
The club championship trophy will be awarded to the club with the most accumulated points over the day. The day will see 3 points awarded for a win, 2 points for a score draw and 1 point for scoreless draw. There will be 7 bonus points awarded to the final winners.
Gold coin donations will be collected throughout the two day event with all money raised being donated to the McGrath foundation who have sanctioned the event.
The 5 Star Management would like to thank all the clubs for their support and wish them the very best for the coming season.
The future is 5 Star.