Selwyn's Futsal Players are Soaring

Published on Thursday, 11 March 2021, 11:00 a.m. Print Article

Congratulations to our Year 9 and 10 Futsal team who won the tournament against Mt Albert Grammar School, Hamilton Boys’ High and Tauranga Boys’ College which was held here in the Barfoot & Thompson Stadium. The junior players included:

Quynn Travaglia, Luke Travaglia, Astor Perez Baldoni, Alex Ozturk, Hamza Alfayad, Jack Brown, Lachlainn McMahon, Mojtaba Sayed, Paddy Moore and Yume Endo

Our Senior Boys team played in their final preparation tournament in Hamilton before the Futsal Nationals. Selwyn finished top of the group and progressed straight to the Grand Final vs Rototuna 'A'. It was a nail biter. Year 13 student Jonah Pastiroff led the way with 2 great goals, but the Selwyn boys struggled to stop Rototuna's star player, who scored two goals of his own. With the scores tied 2-2, the game went to penalties. Despite 3 great saves and some entertaining antics from goalkeeper George Copeland, Rototuna's star player stepped up again and scored the crucial penalty to win the game and the tournament. With only weeks to go until the Nationals, our players will be working hard on the small details that count for ultimate success.

However, coming second is still very exciting!

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