Futsal team’s Florida challenge
JUNIOR State Futsal League club Armadale has begun preparation for the Futsal World Champions in Orlando in August in the perfect fashion by claiming the state title.
The boys defeated Perth Metae 3-0 with Conor McCann, Liam Petley and Isaac Hulbert all converting for Armadale JSFL.
The club won the right to represent the country in the World Futsal Championships in Orlando for the under 15 division after they won the National Futsal Championships in Melbourne this year.
The side will now begin their final training sessions before they head over to Orlando early next month to compete in the World Championships, which begins on August 8.
Team manager Glen Penman said the side had really come along this year.
“Over the last six to eight months they have all got their act together,” he said.
“They are now going to have quite a few sessions each week and will play other futsal sides.
The side had been training six days a week in preparation for the World Championships at the WA State Futsal Centre.
Penman said he was excited with the way the side had been playing.
“I think ever since they have been told that they won the right to go to Florida they have been pretty excited,” Penman said.
“I think they have a lot of determination and that shone in Melbourne.”
Armadale JSFL player Jordan O’Donnell said he was confident his side would perform overseas.
“We must play the way we should in America, which is at a high standard,” he said.
“If we keep to that same structure and stay focused I think we will be fine.”
The team is still fundraising for the tour overseas and needs to raise about $5000.
If anyone would like to donate, go to www.facebook.com/pages/WAFutsal-U15s-USA/467149460129287?fref=nf to donate.
Thomas Penman trains for the World Championship at the WA State Futsal Centre.