The under 8’s grand final saw two undefeated sides go head to head with Ruiz Football Academy face 7 Stars Football. Ruiz were the slight favourites heading into the game and jumped out to an early 2-0 lead at the half time break. Stars were not intent on losing the game and willed themselves on managing to claw back a goal, before soon drawing level to set up a grandstand finish. The fairytale was complete when 7 Stars found a winner late on to hold on for a sweet victory which proved a massive success for the club.
Junior Futsal Oz Nationals – Under 8’s – Grand Final!
7 Stars Futbol (VIC) 3-2 Ruiz Football Academy(QLD)
Stars (VIC): Kai Satilmis (2) & Lachlan Clarke (1)
Ruiz (QLD): Levi Laurie & Harrison Miller
Golden Gloves: – Ruiz Football Academy – Sam Cannoly
Golden Boot: – Ruiz Football Academy – Nicky Tomas : 25 goals
MVP: – Ruiz Football Academy – Levi Laurie
The under 10’s grand final was a proud one for Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal as both their sides made it to the final, it was evident that the black side was the stronger of the two and they bossed the encounter from start to finish, running out 8-1 winners and going one better from last years disappointing defeat in the final. A huge success for the club to see two sides progress all the way through the competition and will look for more of the same in next years edition.
Junior Futsal Oz Nationals – Under 10’s – Final
Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal – Black (QLD) 8-1 Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal – Gold (QLD)
Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal – Black (QLD): Kingston Vaitusi (4) , Lachlan Highfield (2) , Kobi Griffiths (1) & Trey King (1)
Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal – Gold (QLD): Joni Milicevic
The under 12’s final was another that lived up to the hype with Adelaide Futsal Club taking on Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal, In a tight and tense affair Adelaide managed to edge their opponents in an epic encounter going one better from last years painful loss in the final. A massive achievement for the club as they only continue to improve with each edition.
Junior Futsal Oz Nationals – Under 12’s – Final
Adelaide Futsal Club (SA) 2-1 Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal (QLD)
Adelaide Futsal Club (SA): Liam Decorso (2)
Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal (QLD): Matt Benasci (1)
Golden Gloves: – EliteFoot Brisbane – Jack Jabs
Golden Boot: – Adelaide Futsal Club – Liam Decorso: 27 goals
MVP: – Adelaide Futsal Club – Matthew Maio
The under 14’s final was a much anticipated clash with Parramatta Blues who had dominated the competition taking on Fitzroy who finished in second place. With Parramatta winning their group stage game against Fitzroy they went into the clash red hot favourites. the game lived up to the hype being one of if not the finest clash of the tournament with Fitzroy prevailing in a nailbiter winning 2-0.
Junior Futsal Oz Nationals – Under 14’s – Final
Fitzroy FC (VIC) 2-0 Parramatta Blues (NSW)
Fitzroy FC (VIC): Elias Parthimos (2)
Golden Gloves: – Fitzroy FC – James Siekris
Golden Boot: – Parramatta Blues – Max Luburic: 23 goals
MVP: – Fitzroy FC – Elias Parthimos
The 16’s final pitted the undefeated Vic Friendship against Fitzroy for the third time in the tournament. Both sides coming from the same group knew plenty about each other and a titanic match which was locked at 1-1 for a large part of the encounter saw Friendship grab two goals in the final 7 minutes to run out national champions for the first time and well deserved too.
Junior Futsal Oz Nationals – Under 16’s – Final
Vic Friendship FC (VIC) 3-1 Fitzroy FC (VIC)
Vic Friendship FC (VIC): Mame Salah, Fikret Sabanoski & Ken Tran
Fitzroy FC (VIC): Laurie Cant
Golden Gloves: – Vic Friendship – Khaled Atik
Golden Boot: – Adelaide Futsal Club – Nicholas Francese : 25 goals
MVP: – Vic Friendship – Martin Nguyen
The under 21’s competition like the 16’s saw two sides from group A in the final as the undefeated Fitzroy took on Adelaide Fusion. Having already met twice in the group stage the sides were familiar with each other and the game looked to be another tight encounter. Fusion took the lead early before Fitzroy piled on four straight goals to seemingly break the backs of the South Australians. A stunning goal from Fusion kept them in with a shot but it wasn’t enough as Fitzroy sealed its third Junior Nationals crown making it the most successful side in any age group in the history of the competition.
Junior Futsal Oz Nationals – Under 21’s – Final
Fitzroy FC (VIC) 4-2 Adelaide Fusion FC (SA)
Fitzroy FC (VIC): Cosimo Russo (2) & Scott Rogan (2)
Adelaide Fusion FC (SA): Joshua Moran & Jakob Mugford
Golden Gloves: – Hume FC – Enes Ozkoca
Golden Boot: – Fitzroy Futsal Club – Cosimo Russo: 19 goals
MVP: – Fitzroy Futsal Club – Cosimo Russo
2018 Junior Nationals – Pro team photos & action shots