2017 National Futsal Championships Wrap

Football Federation South Australia's 12 squads enjoyed a competitive week at the 2017 FFA National Futsal Championships in Sydney with our Under 13 and Under 16 Boys finishing runner-up.

Capping a strong tournament for South Australia's representatives, our Under 15 Boys lost their semi-final in a penalty shootout whilst the Under 14 Boys and our Open Athletes with a Disability squad also fell at the penultimate hurdle.

South Australia's Under 15 Girls, and Under 12 Blue & Red Boys each qualified from their Group but were eliminated at the quarter-final stage.

In the Under 13 Boys Final, South Australia trailed by the lone goal for much of the game - only to be stung by two Football NSW Metro goals late in the close contest played in front of a spectacular atmosphere which both State's contributed to create.

The Under 16 Boys Final, also against Football NSW Metro, was reportedly one of the games of the entire week and in particular Finals Day. Locked at 0-0 for just about the entirety of the clash, NSW found the back of the net inside the last 30 seconds of the game to send the home support into delirium and compound the disappointment felt by our boys. Hard luck, lads!

In all, South Australia's traveling party to the event featured 157 players, coaches and team officials as well as supporting parents.

Squad lists for each of our twelve squads in Sydney for the tournament can be found here

Results and tables from the tournament are available on the tournament's website here.

Photos and replays of livestreamed fixtures at the tournament are available on the tournament's Facebook here.

Football Federation SA congratulates all Players, Coaches and Match Officials who proudly represented the State in Sydney and thanks all parents for their great support.

Article photo - Brendan Esposito for Football NSW.




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