Du­ral War­riors, NSW Pre­mier League Futsal Sea­son Launch

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

The Du­ral War­riors Sea­son Launch of the NSW Futsal Pre­mier League sea­son 2017 / 2018 of­fi­cially kicked off ear­lier this month at The Fid­dler in Rouse Hill, joined by nu­mer­ous play­ers, coaches and fam­ily mem­bers, em­brac­ing the club motto for the sea­son, “Once a War­rior, Al­ways a War­rior.”

The Du­ral War­riors Sea­son Launch was a mo­men­tous night, show­cas­ing the Du­ral War­riors, pro­fes­sional “club cul­ture” and ac­knowl­edg­ing and the club play­ers rep­re­sen­ta­tive se­lec­tions, sea­son jersey pre­sen­ta­tions, coach in­tro­duc­tions and in­ter­views and the op­por­tu­nity for all play­ers, fam­i­lies and coaches to get to­gether, cel­e­brate and mark the be­gin­ning of the NSW Futsal Pre­mier League sea­son.

Du­ral War­riors is the rep­re­sen­ta­tive futsal club of The Hills, with its home be­ing ‘ The Cen­tre’ at Du­ral. Du­ral War­riors has played in the elite NSW Futsal Pre­mier League com­pe­ti­tion since the club’s in­cep­tion in 1994 with Brian Co­dring­ton and Rob Varela – tak­ing out many ti­tles in NSW com­pe­ti­tions over the years. Du­ral War­riors has a proud his­tory, with nu­mer­ous past and present rep­re­sen­ta­tive play­ers re­sid­ing in the Hills dis­trict and hav­ing pro­duced a long and grow­ing list of Aus­tralian Futsal in­ter­na­tional play­ers in­clud­ing the cur­rent na­tional team cap­tain and vice-cap­tain, as well as sev­eral play­ers in the Solomon Is­lands na­tional team.

The Aus­tralian coach of the na­tional futsal team, the Fut­sal­roos, Rob Varela, is head coach at Du­ral War­riors and Greg Giove­nali, Cap­tain of the Aus­tralian team is a long stand­ing suc­cess­ful player and coach of Du­ral War­riors. Both Rob and Greg went to the World Cup last year and they both live in The Hills dis­trict.

Du­ral War­riors has an Academy for the young up and com­ing (8-10years), run un­der the stew­ard­ship of Brian Co­dring­ton and Rob Varela. And with rep­re­sen­ta­tive teams start­ing from U11 through to women and men, with the men’s team tak­ing out five con­sec­u­tive NSW cham­pi­onships. Past

Du­ral War­riors and Aus­tralian player, Daine Mer­rin was sur­prised on the launch night. Re­tir­ing his num­ber 11 jersey for­ever af­ter an il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer cov­er­ing state, na­tional and cul­mi­nat­ing in in­ter­na­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion for his coun­try, Aus­tralia. The framed num­ber 11 jersey was pre­sented by Du­ral War­riors head coach and Daine’s Aus­tralian coach, Rob Varela to­gether with Aus­tralian cap­tain and mate, Greg Giove­nali, sur­rounded by a room of proud fam­ily and many present and past team mates and club mem­bers.

It was with blood, sweat and tears that Daine rep­re­sented Du­ral War­riors for nu­mer­ous, win­ning five team pre­mier­ships and rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia at the World Cup. All play­ers will proudly wear their new sea­son Du­ral War­riors jer­seys when the com­pe­ti­tion of­fi­cially kicks off in Oc­to­ber.

Thanks to event spon­sor, The Fid­dler for host­ing the night, to­gether with MSFC, First Phase Foot­ball and Elite Sports for sup­port­ing the evening.

Want to be­come a War­rior - for more in­for­ma­tion visit www.the­cen­tre­du­ral.org.au.

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