SDB U9 wins the Plate
After a tough first day, the U9’s squad shaped up during the tournament and won a well deserved Plate title. The U9 division was very competitive with tight games. Coach Bernardo Macedo and the boys had a big challenge ahead with a group playing together on a big tournament for the first time and the boys responded brilliantly.
It was clear that the team chemistry was there from Day 2, and the result was a very intense performance. A tense penalty shootout on the quarter-finals and an outstanding 8×0 on the final match were the most remarkable moments.
SDB U10 finish in the Top 5
Coach Diego Vargas and the U10 boys finished in a respectful 5th place among sixteen teams. The squad played solid games all through the tournaments and faced some bad luck in key games. It’s a group that have been performing well in important tournaments. We are looking forward to seeing the squad again at the Craig Foster Futsal Cup 2018.
SDB U12s, U13s and U14s: COMPETITIVE GAMES AND GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE BIG ONES
The oldest boys at Soccer De Brazil have had to work hard in the U12, U13 and U14 divisions. Coaches Gui and Diego took the lead with the U12’s. while Coaches Caio
Grigoletto and Soufian Belaissaoui were defending SDB colours for the first time in major tournaments, with the U13s and U14s, respectively. It was interesting to see our players’ reactions in difficult moments of the games and we left the tournament certain of how our players benefited from this experience with the aim to come back even stronger next year. It was also impressive how the teams binded, especially the U13’s who were improving from game to game.
A special mention goes out to Coach Sofian and the U14’s. Luck was not on their side with a squad of 12 being reduced to 7 in an 8-a-side competition due to injuries, sickness, and other circumstances. While they played against teams who would be extremely tough against a full team, with no subs and playing a man less on the field, we saw our boys keep their heads up and play their guts out in the heat.
Next stop…Futsal Oz Tournament in Melbourne and then the Craig Foster Cup Tournament on the Gold Coast in January 2018. The coaches are currently forming strong teams to represent SDB and have a great shot at the title.
Stay tuned for more details on the exciting new program we have planned for 2018 that will take SDB to the next level…