All the winners from the 125 team Vikings tournament in Tasmania
With over 125 teams competing in the 3 day event it looks as though we will have to once again expand next year to make room for the popularity of the titles.
Thank you for all of the great support during the event and the entries that you provided. We hope to see you back next year once again involved.
I will be sending out letters to selected players very soon and hope that you encourage as many of the successful players as possible.
Also remember that we are looking for applicants for coaching and managing positions all the time.
Please feel free to give feedback on the event as we hope to make the competition stronger every year.
10 Year Boys-
Winner: Lansdowne Crescent
R/Up: New Town Primary
With several state players in the side and loads of experience it was Friends who went into this competition as favourites while there were several unknown quantities with many new schools making up the 8 team competition. Lansdowne had many familiar faces from their wednesday night competition team and also Sacred Heart came in with some players known for their place in the all conquering Bend it Like Beckhhams team.
As the competition went on it was the familiar teams that showed the way while the drak horse emerged in group 1 with New Town made up of a full team of 8 year olds holding their own and going on to top the group. The ladder saw New Town top their group over Lansdowne while Friends topped their group over Margate. New Town played Margate in the semi and the game went on to a penalty shoot out with the 8 year old New Town boys booking their place in the final while in the other semi it was Lansdowne who seemed to have timed their run perfect causing upset of the tournament against Friends. The final then seemed like a well executed plan to peak at the right time as Lansdowne became 10 year old champions for the 2nd year in a row.
11 Year Boys -
Winner: Lindisfarne Nth
R/Up: Lansdowne Crescent
This age group looked set to be a cracker from the start with several state players littered throughout the Friends, Lansdowne, Lindisfarne Nth and New Town teams and the day did not disappoint with several of the games going down to the wire. At the end of the group stages we saw the Baxter Norton led Friends side looking the strongest while Lansdowne seemed to be cruising through with their mix of attackers in Sam Caswell and Mauro Saracino working well with Liam Stoddart and Ned Rumney at the back. But once again the semi finals through up a roughy with Lindisfarne Nth looking the most settled outfit pacing themselves through into the final to be the eventual winners in their first ever school titles appearance under a jubilant coach in Russell Drew.
12 Year Boys -
Winner: St Cuthbert’s
R/Up: Mt Stuart
With 22 teams lined up on the day this was going to be a war of attrition for all and with 5 groups and only the winners going through it saw several top sides out before the finals. St Aloysius made a statement by winning their qualifying final at the expense of Princes St and from there some of the big squads came into play. The strongest side heading into the semi’s seemed to be Sacred Heart as they powered through while the other semi finalists were St Cuthberts, Mt Stuart and St Aloysius. St Cuthberts got through their semi in style by dispatching St Aloysius while it took an amazing penalty shoot out upset over the favorites Sacred Heart which saw Mt Stuart go through. Into the final they went and like in the 12th round of a heavy weight boxing bought they both were dead on their feet as the game got to penalties. St Cuthbert’s goalkeeper Manny Hennicke went down injured half way through the shoot out after making a miraculous save but this was not enough to save Mt Stuart as St Cuthbert’s held their nerve to once again become 12 year old champions.
10/11 Year Girls -
Winner: St Cuthbert’s
For the first time this age group has been stand alone it was a thrilling ride. Brighton dominated the competition through out with Bianca Parker the star of the tournament but as in every age group so far we saw an amazing upset in the final with another penalty shoot out win for St Cuthbert’s.
12 Year Girls -
Winner: Lindisfarne Nth
R/Up: New Town Primary
Once again this was fought to the wire and the girls have improved from previous years and continue to improve every year. The competition was well fought between top sides Lindisfarne Nth, New Town and Princes St but in the end the team balance was the defining factor with Lindisfarne Nth having a very strong side across the board.
13 Boys -
The 8 team competition showed some close games but with Darcy Hall and Isaac Kenyi pulling the strings for Kingston their win was very rarely tested through out the day. Taroona and Friends battled on as the main threats.
13 Girls -
Winner: Rose Bay
Upset of the day saw the star studded Taroona girls team go down to the new kids on the block Rose Bay who through out the day fought for their spot at the top and savoured their victory with a resounding result.
14 Boys -
Winner: Sacred Heart
R/Up: Friendly AC
With several new teams coming in this was always up for grabs but for the first time in many years it was Sacred Heart who put it all together in the decisive finale.
14 Girls -
For the first time ever we had two debutants fighting it out in the final with Collegiate triumphant over Clarence. Other strong sides in the competition were Rose Bay and Sacred Heart.
15 Boys -
Winner: New Town
Favourites Taroona were knocked out in the semi finals and with Kingston playing the game of their lives in that one they seemed to have nothing left in the final, with New Town running out eventual winners.
15 Girls -
A tight tussle saw the same girls as the past 3 years battle it out but this time it was Ogilvie who were finally successful by winning in a penalty shoot out.
16 Boys -
Surprise packet Woodbridge had their first tilt at the titles and almost made it to the very top but were pipped at the post by Taroona in what was a very organised unit.
16 Girls -
Once again the two powerhouses of high school girls futsal were fighting it out for the prize but just the same as in the 15′s it was Ogilvie who rained supreme in the final.
19 Boys -
What a day of competition? we had goals from distance, skills a plenty, air swings, send offs and then we even had some finals at the end. It was Hobart who were the team that toppled everyone in the end beating Rosny in the final!
19 Girls -
Joint Winners: GYC and Hobart
The first drawn penalty shoot out in history, After going forever the penalty shoot out was stopped due to a refereeing error and announced that we would have joint winners. The two sides in the final were the best two teams on the day and what a great day it was.