15 August, 2022
School stars at futsal titles
MAREEBA State School has punched well above their weight after three of its teams competed in the annual FNQ School Futsal Titles, one coming away undefeated champions.
The school took down three teams for this year’s competition, an U11 boys and girls team and an U12s boys team.
The girls once again remained undefeated as they made their way to the finals in another stunning performance, scoring 59 goals over the competition and only conceding five.
Their counterparts would also have a cracker of a go, making it to the grand final but going 3-0 with the opposing goalkeeper keeping them at bay, the U12s made it to the quarterfinals and unfortunately lost 2-0.
Coach Ronnie Leporati was once again blown away by the kid’s performances and determination, with some players doubling up and others playing above their age group.
“It feels really good to have so many teams go down and perform well, even in our U11 side we had a nine-year-old playing in there and in our U12 we had a kid that was 10 years old,” he said.
“Some kids backed up and did U11s and U12s, I am very happy and proud with all of their performances.”