FNC NSW win the Open Mens in Queensland Summer Futsal League, but Sunshine Coast dominates most other grades
In a one sided first half the team showed their prowess over opponents with Vinnie Lorette leading the charge for FNC slotting home three fast goals setting up the teams six goal lead by the break.
This gave FNC NSW a comfortable buffer to comfortably win the match after a late charge by Sunshine Coast to reduce the lead by two at the end of the match.
FNC NSW have played some very entertaining football during the tournament and were deserved winners following a ten game campaign.
To qualify for the final the Sunshine Coast team had to dispose of Gold Coast City in the semi final and were triumphant in that pursuit 5 goals to 2.
Sunshine Coast had lost there previous two outings against the unpredictable Gold Coast team but little did it show in the emphatic win lead by their youth squad and the guiding wisdom of veteran Justin Morrison.
In other age groupings, Sunshine Coast teams dominated the champions list winning four of the six age categories played and ending on Saturday.
Championship Winning Teams
Under 10’s – Sunshine Coast
Under 11’s – Sunshine Coast
Under 12’s – Sunshine Coast
Under 14’s – Gold Coast
Under 16’s – Sunshine Coast
Womens – Brisbane
Open Mens – FNC NSW
Managing Director of Gold Coast City Futsal Association, Andrew Parkes said ‘its a credit to all the players and their parents regarding the incredible success this tournament has been’.
‘The standard of Futsal played has been extraordinary with the QSFL now being the Premier State Futsal event. This event will now be the primary source of talent spotting for our State Squads for the Football Qld selectors. We are expecting entries to these tournaments to more than double in the future’ he said.
On behalf of Queensland Football, Futsal Technical Director Trevor Edwards thanked all the players and their families for the significant contribution they had all made to make the tournament so enjoyable for all participants. Trevor also reinforced Mr Andrew Parkes comment regarding the QSFL being the States Futsal Premier event
Attention now moves to the Johnny Warren Champions League Cup, Craig Foster Cup and the impending Queensland Winter League over the coming months.