Sutherland Shire Futsal U/12 Girls, who will play in the upcoming Football NSW Super League Futsal competition (2nd tier behind Premier League), last weekend competed in the Football NSW Futsal State Championships at Penrith.
The U/12 girls championship had 19 teams competing, including 7 NSW Premier League Futsal teams, 8 of the 12 Super League teams, and a Regional Representative side from Western NSW.
The Sutherland girls won all 3 pool games on the Saturday, including one against a Premier League team, scoring 23 goals and conceding zero.
On the Sunday the girls won their final pool match against another Premier League team in Enfield 3-1, putting them as a top seed into the quarter finals.
The team then beat Mascot Vipers, another PL side in the quarter final 3-1, then beat the Western NSW team in the semi 4-2, setting up a grand final against Premier League heavyweights Dural Warriors.
The Sutherland Girls led the Grand Final 3-1 shortly before half-time, before going behind 3-4 with just 4 minutes remaining. But the girls fought back to win 5-4 and become the only non-Premier League team to win in any age group, both boys and girls.