Futsal Nationals & Talent Centre News

Some of the best young talent of the IBU Juniors have been achieving at high level in the past few weeks.

With several players chosen in the Capital Federation Futsal squads  for the July Nationals, Darren Yong and Ruairi Meredith put on a great show in U-12 Capital Yellow, which won the nationals against squads from around the country, with only one loss in three days of games and Darren as the team’s second top scorer. Nice! Cheyenne Vithal, Paris Marshall and Nicole Dalley were part of the under 15 girls Capital squad with Alice Wright in the reserves, though the girls had a tougher time.

Meanwhile on a grass field in Sydney! Jared Wong and Abe Tahau of 13th Sharks were part of the 2003 Capital Federation boys squad that travelled to Sydney for the M Sports Cup. Abe’s place was partly possible due to team-mate Grainger Scott dropping out after breaking his ankle, but Abe made the most of it with Capital the highest placed NZ team, only a few points behind eventual winners the Newcastle Jets. And the Capital boys were the only team to beat Newcastle, with Abe the only striker to score against them in the tournament.

Julianna Quinn, Therese Wright, Erykah Newport and Tallulah Nemet-Sargent travelled with the Capital Girls squad. Both Capital teams finishing in creditable mid-table positions.

Meanwhile further congrats to Ruairi Meredith and Samuel Moore, who have been added to the Wellington 2004 boys federation squad, joining IBU team mates Epeli Kiloni, Flynn Crocker, Darren Yong and Dawson Elliot.

Well done to all!


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