On Monday 8 August, Tuesday 10 August and Friday 12 August, three teams from St Clare's, U14 and 16 Boys team and U16 Girls team, travelled to Port Macquarie to participate in the NSW State Championships.
U14 boys were competing against teams from Coffs Harbour, Great Lakes, Northern Rivers and Hastings. The boys defeated every single one of these teams in the round games.
After a closely contested 1st half, they proved too strong in the final, emerging victorious with the final score 9-1 over last year’s National Champion, therefore winning the trophy for St Clare’s to become NSW State Champion for 2016, following in the footsteps of the teams of 2014 and 2015 and qualifying for the Australian National Title in Queensland later this year.
Five or six of the boys have been selected to trial for the U14’s Australian team. The trials will be held in Brisbane during the September school holidays.
The U16 boys and girls played well winning five of their six games, but unfortunately the boys lost in the final 3-1 and the girls in the final on a penalty shoot-out.
Both teams played a very fast and entertaining game winning against last year’s State winners and finishing second in their group.
I would like to thank Rebecca Huet for her valuable help with the 16 girls and all the parents who drove to support the teams during the tournament. Mr Laurent, Futsal Coach