Quick interviews with two of the stars involved in the F-League
Fernando De Moreas Interview
Name: Fernando De Moraes
Nickname: Lilico, Nando, Fernandinho
Positions: I play almost every position in Futsal, but I prefer the flanks.
How did you start playing Futsal: Like everyone else in Brazil, when you get given your first ball at around 3-4. Then you just start sleeping with the ball and find yourself playing everyday. That’s how you do it.
Why is the F-League important in Australia: It’s a new league and it’s hopefully going to develop Futsal in Australia. In a lot of ways its very good for the progression of Futsal in Australia. If you get everyone together from all of the states around the country for the next F-League, then I believe it will get even bigger in the next couple of years.
How did you find series one in the F-League: Very good. Very intense. The refs were also very good and at a high standard. I didn’t play all 5 games… only 2, but from what I saw it was a high standard of Futsal played by all teams. The pitch was very good also. The only complaint I heard was that the venue was fairly far away from the airport. But overall it was good. A credit to the organisers.
Most memorable moment on a Futsal court: Well there’s a lot! I’ve played a lot of games! But the best moment i’ve is when I scored in Kuala Lumpur for Australia against Argentina. My goal tied the match at 3-3. It was an amazing feeling.
Best advice you can give a young player: Just to keep playing Futsal, and not to waste their time playing outdoor. They have to wait until they’re ready! When you keep playing Futsal you can develop the necessary skills to move into outdoor. So just keep playing Futsal as much as you can!
Adam Husseini Interview
Name: Adam Husseini
How you started playing Futsal: Through school and rival school Coach Milton Sakkos picked me for youth Victorian schoolboys in 2005.
Why is the F-League important in Australia: We need regular national competition to improve the overall standard of the game. This will give the game the credit and attraction it deserves, which is somewhat appealing to people even more so then football.
How did you find Series One of the F-League: It was a fun and memorable experience from a players point of view. Ideally a better stadium and crowd would have made it an even bigger occasion. Also The players were puzzled as to why NSW teams Inner West Allstars and Campbelltown Quake didn’t participate.
Most memorable moment on a Futsal Court: Scoring a double against NSW Lightning at 2010 FFA National Championships and winning MVP at the 2011 FFA National Championships held in Canberra.
Best bit of advice you can give younger players: Try to work with the ball everyday, whether it be in a training or social environment. Aim high and you don’t know where the game will take you. Don’t be disheartened if you are not naturally skillful as you can improve a wide range of areas of your game.
We would like to thank Fernando and Adam for their time and good luck in Series Two of the F-League.
Come out and see these stars in action during Series Two of the F-League to be held on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of June at Sydney Academy Of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen