Recovering from a knee injury, Wright has been coaching the Inner West Allstars in the NSW Futsal Premier League but is looking forward to a return to the pitch.
“The Sydney F-League will give me the opportunity to return to top fitness and confidence through playing futsal after going through a knee reconstruction”, Wright said.
But the effects will be farther reaching according to the flanker who made his debut for Australia in 1999. Wright believes that The Sydney F-League’s stop clock timing gives players the chance to steel for the rigours of top competition.
“Whenever the Futsalroos have played in tournaments we have usually competed against world class opposition for the first 20-25 minutes of each half. The next 10-20 minutes is when we copped most of our goals. The major reason for this was mentally switching off because of lack of experience in stop clock situations.
“With The Sydney F-League playing international rules it will give our top players and coaches valuable experience in dealing with those situations and that can only help the Futsalroos.”
Wright also agreed with the timing of the league. “The Sydney F-League is timed perfectly in the middle of Australia’s qualifiers and the AFC tournament in Uzbekistan. This will give me the opportunity to play stop clock futsal matches consistently before the AFC tournament.”
“I believe that The Sydney F-League will become the most professional futsal competition around” Wright concluded.
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