As an undefeated, returning premier Sam Holiday had the ball in his court on finals day. However the 12 boys final came down to two extremely talented teams. FNQ and their opponents NSW North went goal for goal matching each others skill, speed, strength and enthusiasm. In the end FNQ were defeated by NSW North in the final minutes of the game by one goal.
Holiday is a coach’s dream; he is a passionate player who always puts his team first. Holiday is only 12 but has been playing Futsal since he was six; he stated that he is a strong player who has an eye for the goal.
“I play as a target. I set up and score a lot of goals. I scored a really good goal this week, I went one on one with the keeper who dove early so I rolled my foot over the ball to get past him and then scored” Holiday Said.
Holiday’s team were undefeated up until the grand final; he stated that his team’s success was due to their coach.
“Our coach taught us set plays from the side line and the corner. We have scored a lot of goals from these plays, it has really set us apart from other teams and helped us win some tough games” Holiday said.
During the competition Holiday felt confident that his team would make the final.He had hoped to verse last year’s rivals QLD Metro.
“QLD Metro is not in our pool but we versed them in the grand final last year. We beat them 1-0 but they were a really good team. We were nil all for most of the game; it was intense. We scored in the final minutes to win. It would be really exciting to verse them again this year.”
In the future Holiday hopes to play in the United Kingdom.
“I want to play in the United Kingdom, My favorite player is Oscar (Chelsea F.C.) and I want to learn to play like him” Holiday said.