Act Retains Champions State Title At Nationals

The ACT retained its ‘Champion State’ crown by winning the National Australian Futsal Championships last weekend.

The ACT retained its ‘Champion State- crown by winning the National Australian Futsal Championships last weekend.

After three days and 349 games, the ACT bagged six Championships ahead of NSW with five Championships. Other winners included Victoria, South Australia and Queensland each with one Championships.   The highlight of the tournament however was the win by the visiting Under 13 boys from the Solomon Islands, who beat NSW 6-4 in the final.    The overall points tally saw ACT finish with 1335 points, ahead of NSW with 1250 and Queensland third with 570 points.   ACT six Championships came in the 10 Boys, 12 Boys, 15 Boys, Youth Men, 13 Girls, 14 Girls and 15 Girls. A further six ACT squads secured finals berths coming runners-up in the 11 Boys, 16 boys, Open Men, 12 Girls, 14 Girls, and Open Women (from 25 teams entered).  NSW yet again put up a tenacious effort and a deserved second place - winning five categories (11 Boys, 16 Boys, Open Men, 12 Girls and Youth Women) with runners up in seven categories (13 Boys, 14 Boys, 15 Boys, Youth Men, 13 Girls, 15 Girls and 16 Girls from 25 teams entered).

VICTORIA took home the 16 Girls Championship - with runners up in the 10 Boys and Youth Women (from 13 teams entered).   SOUTH AUSTRALIA had an excellent result winning the 14 Boys Category (from 4 teams entered).   QUEENSLAND was disappointing again this year finishing with 570 points from their 30 teams entered with the 12 Boys (Nth Qld) and the Open Women Vikings being their only appearances in the finals. The Vikings won the category 3-1 from ACT. Nth Qld 12 Boys lost the final to ACT 4-3.  WESTERN AUSTRALIA sole entrant performed admirably against their match hardened eastern state opponents. Their win against the Qld Vikings in the Open Men-s category was the highlight of their venture. Click here for a full list of results & overall points tally from the Nationals.