South Coast Baptist College boys team win Futsal State championship

South Coast Baptist College
director of football Stephen Posthuma and the winning boys team. Photo by Michelle Sparkes.
South Coast Baptist College director of football Stephen Posthuma and the winning boys team. Photo by Michelle Sparkes.

THE South Coast Baptist College Primary School Boys Futsal team hold the Stan Lazaridis State Championship for Football and the State Futsal Championship Cups.

The team took out the top spot in the inaugural WA Primary School Futsal Regional and State Championships.

The Indoor Soccer (Futsal) competition was at primary school State level and was held at the Pro Futsal Centre in Bibra Lake on December 7.

To make the State Finals teams had to place in first or second place in a metropolitan zone competition.

This involved the students travelling to the Ballajura Futsal Centre on Tuesday, November 27.

At this event the boys played against teams from Banksia Park, Coogee, Leeming, Parkwood, Leda and Phoenix. The girls teams played opposition from Rosalie, Peter Moyes Anglican College, Fremantle, Coolbellup and West Leederville.

The South Coast teams qualified for the finals.

Coach Chris Thackray said the boys put on a fantastic display of football, with some individual brilliance and solid team performances.

“The girls from our college showed that the future ahead is bright,” he said.

The South Coast Baptist College Futsal girls team. Photo by Michelle Sparkes.

“They gained valuable experience for oncoming years in this competition with most of our girls still eligible to play again next year.”

Both boys and girls teams progressed to the grand final in the Inaugural State Futsal Finals.

The state Grand Final result in the Primary Boys division was South Coast Baptist College 17 Phoenix Primary 0.

In the Primary Schoolgirls’ School State Futsal Tournament the South Coast team were Runner Up Champions, with Rosalie Primary proving too strong with a nine goal to three victory.

The girls made the semi-finals of the State Football Championships and were runners up in the State Futsal Girls competition.

The State level Futsal competition for Primary Schools will be expanding next year. It is anticipated there will be zone competitions held at the Bibra Lake Pro Futsal Centre, the Ballajura Pro Futsal Centre, Kingsway Indoor Stadium, Kwinana Recreation Centre and Leeming Recreation Centre.

For information on how schools can participate visit School Sport WA.