Futsal sharpshooter nails 27 of 59 (QLD)

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Sunshine Coast Daily

Most valuable player Kayden Oakes

A Kawana futsal player was deemed to be the most valuable player on his Queensland representative team, but he probably would not tell you that himself.

Kayden Oakes, from Kawana, travelled to Canberra as a member of the Queensland futsal team three weeks ago for the FFA futsal championship and was named the most valuable player for the 14 Boys division.

Kayden, who has since turned 15, has been playing futsal for five years and the championship was the second time he had represented Queensland.

The team made it to the semi-finals and Kayden put in an exceptional effort.

However, he was not entirely sure why he was named most valuable player.

“I don’t know why. I played all right,” he said.

His mother, Kristy Melvin, who went to Canberra to watch Kayden play, was a little more forthcoming about his efforts.

“He is modest. He played really well,” Mrs Melvin said.

“He got 27 goals out of the 59 Queensland scored.”

The Queensland team, made up of selected players from Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts and Toowoomba areas, got together and trained on the weekends leading up to the national championships in January.

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