Monday, September 12, 2011

Woodbridge SC 2012 Committee

The Woodbridge Soccer Club AGM was held after the final junior and youth games on Saturday 27th August 2011. Before the election of new committee members took place, a motion was passed that the 2011 committee would stay in place until after the conclusion of senior games on 10th September 2011.

The 2012 committee:

to be determined
Dalles Hayes
Kerry Hopkins
Committee members:
Leah Giles
Craig Turner
Greg Edwards

Sunday, August 28, 2011

End of season raffle winners

1st Prize: Kalin Hayes (ticket number 317)
2 nights luxurious accommodation for two at the secluded Woodbridge Hill Hideaway; A $100 voucher from Peppermint Bay and 2 bottles of Riesling from Yellow Point vineyard 

2nd Prize: Elliott Turner (ticket number 466)
3 bottles of Yellow Point Riesling; a meal at Mermaid Cafe, Ferry Rd Kettering and 2 hours private swimming with the most stunning views at the Woodbridge Hill Hideaway pool 

3rd Prize: Martin Bastick (ticket number 680)
5 X 1 hour gym sessions at Beach Orchard, Beach Rd Margate, a beautiful Huon Pine clock (made by Brian the butcher, Snug Butchers) and a bottle of Yellow Point Riesling  

Thank you to everyone who supported our end of season raffle and an extra big thank you to the local businesses who donated the fantastic prizes:  
Yellow Point Vineyard 
Woodbridge Hill Hideaway
Peppermint Bay
Mermaid Cafe
Beach Orchard Health and Recreation Centre
Brian from Snug Butchers

Peppermint Bay, Woodbridge

Yellow Point Vinyard - Birches Bay

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Annual General Meeting, BBQ, Trophy Presentations and Mini World Cup

Woodbridge Soccer Club will be holding its AGM at 1:15 pm on Saturday, 27th August at Woodbridge Oval. The AGM will be followed by a barbeque and the presentation of trophies to junior and youth players, after which the end of season raffle will be drawn.

The club’s traditional Mini World Cup will kick off at around 2:15pm, everyone is welcome and it would be particularly nice to see players and their parents from previous years come along and join in the fun.

Anyone interested in being involved in some way for the 2012 season — as a committee member, player, manager, coach or canteen helper — please come along and see us. Anyone wishing to nominate for the committee for next year can do so on the day or by contacting John Owen (Tel: 6267 4761 / Email:, Alio Stringer (Tel: 62674 785 / Email: or any member of the current committee. For full details of the Club’s activities, visit our website at:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Goalkeeper coaching

Download Flyer

Woodbridge Soccer Club Raffle

Raising funds to support community sport

$2.50 per ticket
Drawn 2pm on Sat 27th august 2011 at Woodbridge Oval

1st prize
2 nights luxurious accommodation for two at the secluded Woodbridge Hill Hideaway; A $100 voucher from Pepperming Bay and 2 bottles of Riesling from Yellow Point vineyard

2nd prize
3 bottles of Yellow Point Riesling; a meal at Mermaid Cafe, Ferry Rd Kettering and 2 hours private swimming with the most stunning views at the Woodbridge Hill Hideaway pool

3rd prize
5 X 1 hour gym sessions at Beach Orchard and Red Centre, Beach Rd Margate, a beautiful Huon Pine clock (made by Brian the butcher, Snug Butchers) and a bottle of Yellow Point Riesling

Tickets available from players, club officials and local outlets

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Upcoming Junior Licence Course

When: Sun 24th of July 9am-4pm, Mon 25th of July 6pm-9pm, Tue 26th of July 6pm-9pm

Where: KGV, Grove Rd, Glenorchy.

Cost: $100.00

25% Discount for the first 10 people to email to Anthony Alexander with intention to enrol in the course (making a total of $75)

Junior Licence Information:
1. Introduction
This course is aimed at coaches of players aged 8-12 years of age. However this is still beneficial if you are coaching younger or older children.

The Junior Football Licence Course is for those coaches who require the knowledge and competency to organise junior players into suitable practices. This course is an accredited program under the auspices of the Football Federation Australia National coach Accreditation Scheme.

Football Federation Australia's approved presenters focus the course content on competent organisation of suitable practices.

The course is also designed to further enhance the knowledge of those coaches who are
currently coaching players of a junior age.

2. Course Objectives and Outcomes
On the completion of this course the coach will be able to:

  • Plan and deliver appropriate ‘warm-up’ activities for the U/8 – U/12 age-group

  • Plan and deliver a progressive ‘main part’ of a training session for U/8 – U/12 age-group

  • Plan and deliver appropriate practices to encourage the development of Passing, Receiving and Dribbling.

  • Facilitate the learning of basic technique and skills of football within the practice using appropriate communication and teaching strategies

  • Conduct a practice session in a safe environment, ensuring maximum participation and maintaining adequate supervision.

  • Select appropriate ‘final part’ activities for the U/8 to U/12 age-group.

  • Perform the role of team coach on game day,

  • Safety, Risk Management, Group Management, Communication, Inclusion Coaching, Ethical Coaching and Appropriate Coach Behaviour will be integrated into the course.

3. Course Duration
14 hours

Contact: Anthony Alexander at

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Concert for Eli

Eli Luttmer, who has played soccer for the Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) and also represented Tasmania at a National level, has been identified by Football Federation Australia as a potential Australian representative. Unfortunately Eli has suffered a serious back injury, which requires expensive career-saving surgery. To help Eli raise funds to pay for the surgery a concert has been organised for this coming weekend.

Sunday 26 June
5pm til around 8pm

Upstairs function room at Soho Hotel
124 Davey St
$10 entry on the door or phone 0417574219

Playing on the night:

Strange Brew

Supported by

The Foley Artists

Plus raffles to help fund-raise

If you would like to help a promising young player overcome injury and achieve his dreams, please consider attending the concert and helping Eli to raise the funds needed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Woodbridge Community Sports Facility

Woodbridge Soccer Club, in conjunction with Woodbridge Cricket Club, has submitted an application to build new facilities, comprising changing rooms and clubroom at the western (upper) end of Woodbridge Oval. Kingborough Council has approved funding of $120,000, with a further $80,000 to come in a grant from Sport and Recreation Tasmania. The balance is to be made up in the form of in-kind contributions from the two clubs. This will obviously require substantial input of time and effort from all our members. Please think about what you can contribute to this substantial investment in the future of sport in this area and contact us with your ideas/suggestions.

Final details are yet to be determined but it is hoped that the project will be completed in 2012. We will be meeting with Council soon to discuss the way forward. Watch this space.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

No Junior games over the school holidays

Over the June holiday period Central Region Junior Soccer Association (CRJSA) reassesses the placement of teams into divisions to try and ensure a level playing field. During this period teams can be moved up or down into more suitable leagues.

The junior Winter Roster runs from 25th June to around 27th August.

The new rosters should be available by the 20th June, on the CRJSA website.

Have a great holiday! We look forward to seeing you back, rested and refreshed and ready for some winter football fun.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Referees Entrance Course

Referee Level 4 course

This is the introductory course for referees. It leads to a qualification of FFA Referee Level 4, the starting level for officiating.

Venue: KGV Football House
Cost: FREE

Monday 20th June 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday 27th June 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday 3rd July 9:00am - 4:00pm

Attendance at all sessions is essential.

Enquiries :
Robert Freke 03 6273 3299 ~ 0407 012 954

Or CLICK HERE to enroll or view more information

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Under 14 Special Training Session

10:30am Sunday 29 May at Woodbridge Oval

There will be a special training session for the Under 14 team this Sunday (29th May). The session will be conducted by Football Federation Tasmania's Game Development Manager and former U21 Socceroo captain, Kurt Reynolds along with the Southern Development Officer and former Young Socceroos player, Anthony Alexander.

Under 14 players are urged to come along to the session on Sunday to take advantage of the experience and expertise on offer, and also to try and ensure that further such events can be organised in the future.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Goalkeeping Licence

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) will be conducting a licence course for Goalkeeper coaching in June


Saturday 18 June, 9:00am
Sunday 18 June, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 25 June - for assessments

Cost: $100


Clarence High School Oval
Wentworth St

For more information contact FFT:

Phone: 0362733299

Or enroll online on the FFT website

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Changes to U14 game on Sat 21 May

The venue and kick-off time for the WSC Under 14 team's game against Nelson Eastern Suburbs White has been changed:

WSC Under 14 Vs Nelson White, 12:30pm @ MacKillop College

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rescheduled Games

Football Federation Tasmania has rescheduled the senior games that were cancelled due to wet weather on the 17th April.

Mens' Div 4
Saturday 21st May:
WSC Vs South Hobart FC 2:30 pm at Wellesley Park

Women's League 1
Sunday 22nd May:
WSC Vs Olympia FC WHITE 4:30pm @ Warriors Park

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Youth Cup & Plate

The Football Federation Tasmania Youth Cup and Youth Plate competition kicks off in a couple of weeks time.

This means that our Under 14 team will have two games over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of May:

Saturday 21st May - league game:
WSC Under 14 Vs Nelson White, 11:30am @ Cambridge Oval

Sunday 22nd May - Youth Cup & Plate fixture:
WSC Under 14 Vs South Hobart White, 12:30pm @ Woodbridge Oval

Grass Roots Football Certificate

Entry level coaching course conducted by Football Federation Tasmania

Friday 20 May from 6pm to 8pm
At Margate Primary School
1730 Channel Highway
Margate 7054

Cost: FREE
What to Bring: Please come prepared for a practical session

For more information:
Phone: 0362733299

Or enrol online at the Football Federation Tasmania website

Saturday, May 7, 2011

June School Holiday Clinics

... conducted by highly skilled and qualified coaches. …

Rob Clarke – Development Coordinator CRJSA (FFA C Licence)
Ken Morton — Premier League Coach SHFC (FFA A Licence) , Current & Former FFT Men’s & Women’s Premier League, State Youth Reps & NTC Players.

Special Guest Coach
David Clarkson (Former Australian Rep & NSL Star)

Week 1
Thursday 9th and Friday 10th
University Soccer Club Olinda Grove Mt Nelson
Morning Sessions 10.00am – 12 noon for Under 6 to Under 9’s
Afternoon Sessions 1.00pm to 3.00pm for Under 10 to Under 12’s

Week 2
Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th June
Wellesley Park – South Hobart
Morning Sessions 10.00am – 12 noon for Under 6 to Under 9’s
Afternoon Sessions 1.00pm to 3.00pm for Under 10 to Under 12’s
NB: Girls Groups to be coached separately by specialist Female coaches

Total Cost - $25 which includes a Nike Soccer Ball
To register please go to

Players will need to bring drink, healthy snacks , boots & shin pads.

Download Flyer

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Junior Coaching Licence

FFT (Football Federation Tasmania) will be conducting a Junior Coaching Licence course in Kingston during May.  Enroll online or contact Woodbridge Soccer Club as soon as possible if interested.  Registrations close  on Friday 6th May.

Date/Details:Mon 9 May 2011, 6:00pm

Mon 9 May, 6-9pm
Wed 11 May, 6-9pm
Mon 16 May, 6-9pm
Wed 18 May, 6-9pm
Location:Kingborough Lions Soccer Club
Lightwood Park
Directions:Behind Kingborough Sports Centre, Kingborough
How To Pay:Your enrolment is not complete until you have paid the course fee of $100 Could you please forward this payment as soon as possible, • By cash, cheque or eftpos to our office at 18 Grove Road, Glenorchy • By Credit Card over the phone to our office on 6273 3299 • By Direct Deposit into our Commonwealth Bank Account, BSB 067-101, Account Number 1007 7216 ( Please annotate your payment with your name and “Junior Licence”) As we will not have the facility to accept payment on the day, you will need to make sure that your payment is made by May 5
Other Info:Please advise the FFT office on 6273 3299 if you are unable to attend
What to Bring:• Pen and Notepad
• Suitable football attire ( shin pads and boots )
• Water bottle.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vikings Winter Futsal

Winter Futsal competitions are kicking off in May:

Men's Div 1 and Social - Thursday Nights
Women - Tuesday Nights
Mixed - Tuesday Nights

Short roster starting late May on sundays

Contact Corey for further details

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Sunday Social Game

A social game has been organised for youth and senior teams on Easter Sunday:

Where: Woodbridge Oval
Date: Sunday 24th April
When: 1:30pm - 3ish

Come along and have a social kick :D

Training over Easter break

There will be no Junior training over the Easter school holidays, however, youth and senior training will continue as normal

YOUTH: Thursday, 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ Woodbridge Oval

SENIORS: Wednesday, 6pm - 8pm under lights @ Snug Oval

Monday, April 18, 2011

Goalkeeping Tas Premier League style

Watch Michael McKenna's brilliant goalkeeping. McKenna plays for Olympia Warriors, watch him here making it very difficult for South Hobart to score.

An inspiration for other Tassie goalkeepers.

Video retrieved from: tasfilmproduction's YouTube Channel

Friday, April 15, 2011

GAMES CANCELLED Sat 16 & Sun 17 April

Woodbridge Teams:

Junior, Youth and Senior games on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April have been cancelled due to wet ground conditions.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Junior & youth team nominations

Nominations for junior teams closed on Friday, Woodbridge has nominated the following junior teams based on the players who have registered:

Two Under 7 teams
An Under 10 team

The deadline for nominating youth teams is on Sunday 13th March and the club proposes to nominate the following

An Under 13 team
and an Under 16 team

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Coaching: Youth Football Licence

Youth Football Certificate I - Youth Football Certificate II & Youth Football Licence

KGV Park (King George V Oval)
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March - Practical components (Cert I & II)
Sunday 3 April - Youth Football Licence:

FFT is holding a youth coaching course at King George V Oval, Glenorchy in March and early April.

The course will incorporate the Youth Football Certificate I and Youth Football Certificate II, preparing participants for the included Youth Football Licence.

Coaches of Woodbridge youth teams are encouraged to undertake this coach training; and the club will cover the course fees for participants who are actively involved in junior/youth training.

Contact the club if you are interested in undertaking this course and coaching one of our youth teams.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Upcoming Coach Training

The Football Federation of Tasmania (FFT), the governing body of soccer in Tasmania, will be running two free Grassroots Coaching Courses at Olinda Grove, Mt Nelson during March. These provide entry level qualifications for coaches of junior soccer teams in Tasmania (NB there are more advanced coaching certificates available to those who are interested)

Grassroots coaching session: Friday 18 March from 6:30pm At Olinda Grove
Grassroots coaching session: Friday 25 March from 6:30pm At Olinda Grove

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Junior Season Launch event

When: 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Wednesday 9th March
Where: Forestry Tasmania offices, 79 Melville St

Forestry Tasmania are running an event in the afternoon of the Season Launch on Wednesday 9th of March 2011. They will conduct a number of different activities to entertain school children in their offices at 79 Melville Street between 3.30- 5.30 pm.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Junior & Youth Registration 2011

Player registration:
Thursday 3rd March & Thursday 10th March
3:30pm – 4:30pm at Woodbridge School Oval

Team nominations: 
Friday 11th March

Competitions Kick Off: 
Saturday 9th April

WSC will nominate junior and youth teams based on the number of players registered for each age-group by Thursday 10th March. Since we will not be permitted to add further teams after this date, interested players are urged to come along and register at training on Thursday 3rd or Thursday10th March so that appropriate teams can be nominated.

Coaches and team managers:
Each team nominated will need a coach and team manager (or parent helper) to organise and supervise their child's team. No previous involvement with soccer is required in order to undertake these roles, as the emphasis in junior football is on participation and enjoyment, not on winning or losing. Free introductory coaching courses are run by the Football Federation of Tasmania prior to the start of the season, with higher level formal coaching qualifications also available to those who are interested.

As you know our club is run by volunteers and these last positions - coaches and team managers - are vitally important to the club's ability to provide this social and sporting outlet for the youngsters in our area. So please consider getting involved, help support the young people in our community.

Registration and coaching enquiries can be directed to:

John Owen (Club President)
Phone: 6267 4761 Email:
Dalles Hayes (Club Registrar)
Phone: 6295 1878 Email:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Changes to Men's Social Summer Cup Roster

FFT have rescheduled several Summer Cup games, as the middle pitch at the Showgrounds will be undergoing some resurfacing over the next few weeks. Woodbridge Men's teams have had the following changes made to their roster:

Sat 26th Feb
Woodbridge v Uni Showgrounds 3 @ 3pm KO time changed again (updated Thurs 24 Feb 2011)

Sat 5th March
Woodbridge v Kingborough Lions Blue Showgrounds 3 @ 10.30am

Sat 12th March
New Town Eagles Red v Woodbridge Showgrounds 3 @ 9.00am

We are unsure at this point if there will be any changes to the Women's roster; watch this spot, we will keep you posted.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Junior/Youth Registration Day 2011

With the new season set to kick off in early April, Woodbridge SC will be holding its Registration Day for Junior and Youth players from 2.30pm on Sunday, 27th February 2011 at the Woodbridge School oval. There will be a Mini World Cup competition to get the ball rolling (so to speak) at around 3 o’clock, and a free sausage sizzle.

Anyone who can’t be there on the day will still have an opportunity to register at training on Thursday, 3rd April from 4 o’clock at the school. Alternatively, they should contact Dalles Hayes on 6295 1878 or 0427 043566.

Fees for 2011 are as follows:
Junior $60
Youth U13–U16 $80
Youth U17–U19 $150

New and returning players all welcome.

For full details of the Club’s activities, visit our website
or contact John Owen on 6267 4761 or email:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wombats to Go Pink

The Woodbridge Cricket Club will be participating in Pink Stumps Day on Saturday 19 February to help support the fund raising efforts of the McGrath Foundation.

Following on from the success of the Pink Sydney Test Match , Cricket Australia and the McGrath Foundation are giving clubs throughout the country the opportunity to become involved in the fight against breast cancer.

The Wombats’ players will wear pink caps for their weekend matches and will be holding a Quiz Night at the Westwinds Community Centre to raise funds for the cause.

The evening will commence at 7pm and will cost $10 per person or $25 for a family.

For further enquiries or to book a table, phone 6267 4009.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Summer Cup Rosters UPDATED


The Social Summer Cup kicks off on Saturday 19th February at the Showgrounds in Glenorchy.  Woodbridge Soccer Club has enteblue two teams into the competition this year, a women's team and a men's team.

NB: Changes to roster in blue
Saturday 19 February:
WSC Men's team Vs Southern FC 10:30am Pitch 3
WSC Women's team Vs Tilford Zebras FC 12pm Pitch 1
WSC Men's team Vs Barnstoneworth United 1:30pm Pitch 3

Saturday 26 February -  Both teams now have games scheduled

WSC Men's team Vs University SC 1pm Pitch 3
WSC Women's team Vs Olympia FC Warriors 11:30am Pitch 1

Saturday 5 March:
WSC Men's team Vs Kingborough Lions 10am Pitch 3
WSC Women's team Vs Glenorchy Knights 1pm Pitch 1

Saturday 12 March:
WSC Men's team Vs New Town Eagles blue 10am Pitch 3
WSC Women's team Vs Clarence United 1pm Pitch 1

Monday 14 March
Men's team Finals - Winner Group A Vs Winner Group B TBA
WSC Women's team Vs Metro FC 2:30pm Pitch 1

Friday, February 4, 2011

FFT Youth Futsal Competition

Football Federation Tasmania has just released details for it's upcoming Term 1 Youth Futsal competition.

The seven week Comp starts on Friday 25th February, with finals to be played on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April.

Under 6 - Under 17
Team Resigstration fee:
$70 per team
Game fee:
$6 per player per game
Clarence Stadium, Aurora Stadium and Moonah Sports Centre

For more information about the competition go to FFT's Futsal page.


Unfortunately, news of the upcoming Youth competition comes hot on the heels of the postponement of the senior futsal competition that was to have started on the 30th January. Insufficient numbers have resulted in the senior competition being delayed until September.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Women's Summer Cup team

This year, in another first for our club, a Woodbridge women's team has been entered into the Summer Cup competition, which kicks off on Saturday 19th February. The first game, will see the girls take on the Tilford Zebras at the Showgrounds at 1pm, Saturday 19 February.

Interested female players, aged 15 and over are asked to contact Kerry via, if they wish to join in the fun.

Senior training starts at 6pm Wed 2nd Feb

The new season is almost upon us and training for the Senior Men’s and Women’s teams will begin on Wednesday, 2nd February, from 6pm at the Oval. All are welcome.

Details of Junior/Youth registration and training will be available shortly.

Meanwhile, anyone who would like to be involved in some way for the 2011 season—as a player, manager, coach, canteen helper, spectator—should contact John Owen on 6267 4761 or email

Originally posted Posted on old news blog, Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pre-season social game

Woodbridge Soccer Club has organised a pre-season social kick at the Woodbridge School Oval on Thursday 30th December.

The game will kick off at 3pm, anyone interested in a no-pressure, fun game is invited to come along and play. Hope to see you there...

Originally posted on old news blog, Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New FFT senior futsal competition

Football Federation Tasmania Senior Futsal

A new 8 week senior futsal roster will start at Aurora Stadium on Sunday 30th January 2011, with finals to be played on Sunday 20th March.

Team nominations close on Friday 14th January 2011.

Competitions Offered:
Men’s Divisions 1,2 & 3.
Women’s Divisions 1 & 2.
Mixed Divisions 1 & 2.

Team nomination: $70 per team
Game fee: $40 per team per 40 minute game

For more information, or to nominate a team

Originally posted on old news blog on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

FFT Futsal Finals night

Several Woodbridge players will be taking part in the FFT Futsal Finals on Sunday the 19th December at Aurora Sports Stadium in Moonah:

Women's Premier League Semi-final:
Bits & Pieces Vs The Mean Machine, court 7 at 5:30pm.
The Women's Premier League Grand Final will be played on court 5 at 7:10pm

Mixed Premier League Semi-final:
All Sorts Vs Black Magic, court 8 at 3pm
The Mixed Premier League Grand Final will be played on court 5 at 4:40pm

Men's Division 1 Semi-final:
Dalles Demons Vs The Mighty Dodgers, court 7 at 6:20pm
The Men's Division 1 Grand Final will be played on court 5 at 8:10pm

Good luck to all those playing :D

Originally posted to old news blog on December 18, 2010

Woodbridge through to final!

Mixed Twilight Cup

Third-placed Woodbridge defeated second-placed Metro FC 2 – 1 on Tuesday evening to secure a berth in Thursday’s Mixed Grand Final. Goals from Justin and Jack were enough to steer the team towards its second 2 – 1 defeat of the Metro side.

The Twilight Cup Mixed Final will be played between Woodbridge and Sheffield Thursday at 6:30pm on Thursday 9th December at Olinda Grove.

Originally published Dec 8 2010 on old news blog

2011 Season Dates

JUNIOR games start on Saturday 9 April 2011.

YOUTH competition kicks off on Saturday 2 April 2011.

This means that the 2011 player registration day will take place sometime in mid February to ensure that teams are nominated prior to the early March registration deadline. WSC will be aiming to field junior teams for 5 – 11 year olds and youth teams for 12 – 18 year olds.

SENIOR Summer Cup runs from 19 February to 12 March 2011.

SENIOR season proper starts on 19 March 2011

WSC will also be aiming to field both men's and women's teams in the Summer Cup and for the season proper, interested players (men and women aged 15 and over) can contact Dalles Hayes on:

Mobile: 0427043566
Home: 6295 1878

Originally posted Dec 8 2010 on old news blog

Congratulations Aiden

Congratulations to Aiden lately of the WSC Under 16 team, who has been invited to tour Brazil in August 2011 as part of an Australian Vikings futsal squad. Aiden impressed selectors with an outstanding performance in goals for one of the Southern Tasmanian teams at the National Schools Futsal Titles in Brisbane in September. The South Tassie team - which also included Jy and Bolan from the WSC U16 team - finished the tournament in 3rd spot on their ladder – a great result for a Tassie team competing against squads from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. It is also, I think, a pretty good indication of the sort of player development that happens at our club.

The futsal trip to Brazil will include specialised training with some of the country's finest coaches, a number of games and a tournament against local youth teams, plus the chance to experience a country where futsal and football are an integral part of the culture. According to Brian Keightley, the trip's organiser, the tour of Brazil is one of Vikings Futsal Australia's premier tours.

What a great opportunity, well done Aiden!

Originaly posted on old news blog 2 Nov 2010