A huge congratulations to the Selwyn College Junior Futsal team who have just won the inaugural Auckland Secondary School Junior Championship Tournament, held at Auckland Grammar School!
The champion team consisted of Torrell Price, Juan Texiera, Aiyaan Abzal, Erez Meizeles, Gene Brennan (Captain), Rory Bohea, Mehdi Ghulami, Zayn Hassan, Corey Sinclair-Jones and Samaan Teinapi. The boys were first up with a game against Mt Roskill College which they won decisively 4-1. The second game was against the tournaments top seeds Auckland Grammar 1. After racing into a 2-0 half time lead the Selwyn team were caught in the second half and the game finished 2-2. The boys then defeated Auckland Grammars' second team 8-1 and also Sancta Maria 5-1.
This meant a mouth-watering tie against Glendowie College who had an identical score. A superb game of Futsal between our two schools ended with Selwyn College triumphing 2-1 with a fabulous winning goal. The Selwyn team then safely navigated their last game with a win against Sancta Maria 2 (11-0). This resulted with Selwyn College finishing on 16 points, 5 wins and 1 draw—2 points clear of second placed Auckland Grammar.
The boys were worthy champions and represented the school with pride and quality play. We look forward to defending our title next year. Futsal is becoming one of College Sports fastest growing areas and in conjunction with Futsal NZ an annual tournament will be held.