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Futsal champions again

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Recently the Far North Coast Futsal U12s Rep team won the Queensland Summer Futsal Tournament Champion’s crown for a second consecutive year.

The Queensland Summer League is the premier event in the regional futsal calendar, with elite teams from as far as Bundaberg and Toowoomba competing in the three-month tournament.

The eight local boys all play in the local futsal competitions at the Byron/Mullumbimby Futsal Club based at the new Ewingsdale Sports Complex.

The team overcame their elite South Brisbane opponents in the finals series, controlling the game, dominating possession and scoring six goals to Brisbane’s three.

The team’s Brazilian coach Vinicius Leite remained composed on the sidelines, impressing on his team to play a patient fluid-electric style.

The FNC U11s Reps featured in the final too, narrowly losing in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out to claim silver medals.

Vinicius’s own futsal men’s team also made it to the final, losing 2–1 in a closely fought display of futsal ball skill wizardry.

Futsal as a thrilling and fun sport has grown exponentially in the past few years, with our local rep teams now training on a weekly basis year round and the Ewingsdale Sports Centre hosting 29 teams and over 200 players in the local league.



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