Last Wednesday, seven Year 12 girls travelled to Byron Bay to participate in the Northern Rivers Schools Futsal Championships. Having never played a game of futsal before, the team comprising of Isla Bigwood, Abby Kavanagh, Charli Kavanagh, Lyuba Korina, Demi Sudiana, Jolais Govenlock and Gabriella Leckenby were equal parts nervous and excited for a full day of futsal games against other Gold Coast Schools.
Game 1 was a steep learning curve for the girls who were required to learn the rules and basics of futsal rather quickly in a difficult opening game against Aquinas Catholic College. More prepared and confident for Game 2, the girls took on St Andrews Lutheran College in a nail-biting match, defeated in the dying minutes by 1 goal. Game 3 saw them take on futsal juggernaut Robina SHS and the girls demonstrated their competitiveness and skill, scoring first and securing an early lead. However, sadly, Robina were able to bounce back, taking all 3 points at the final siren. The girls ended up in the 3 vs 4 play-off against St Andrews and despite leading for a lot of the game, unfortunately lost 3 to 2.
Overall, they had a fantastic day, learning the importance of teamwork and never giving up, and some valuable new skills that will benefit them on the larger soccer field. Congratulations to Isla Bigwood who netted all 5 of the teams goals on the day!
The day after, on Thursday the boys U16 and U19 took the bus to Byron Bay. Somerset Boys U16 presented by Lucas McKean, Peter Osborne, Ryan Harraway, Ethan Robinson, Daleep Bains and Oliver Leal. Somerset Boys U19 presented by Mitch Murdock, Mark Ritchie, Lachlan Gallagher, Ky Codd, Brendan Garrett and Jakob Eljed
Both teams came good through their group stage and made themselves up for the Semi Finals. Unfortunately, the opponent had better skills and defeated us. Overall this was a great experience for the boys.
Please check the Schoolbox Futsal Page for more Futsal information at Somerset College.
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