FFA National Youth Championships Update: Final Standings

Victorian boys impress on Day 4

Day 1 Update

The first day of matches had the U13’s & U14’s Victorian Metro sides face the tough and extremely physical Tasmanian sides in very challenging weather conditions. Both age groups performed exceptionally well despite this challenge and scored some terrific goals to begin the tournament.  

U13’s Victorian Metro 5-1 Tasmania

U14’s Victorian Metro 6-2 Tasmania

Day 2 Results

U13’s

Victoria Metro 1 (Spaseki 26′) def. Football NSW White 0

Brisbane Roar 2 (Nash 18′, 39′) def. Victoria Country 0

Victoria Metro 2 (Inserra 35′, York 43′) def. Queensland Country 0

Victoria Country 2 (Watson 13′, Brown 29′) def. South Australia Blue 1 (Maio 48′)

U14’s

Victoria Country 2 (Waugh 36′, Hecimovic 41′) drew with South Australia Blue 2 (Styles 17′, Wegner 27′)

Victoria Metro 2 (Shamoon 13′, Kassaby 26′) def. by Football NSW White 3 (Wass 36′, 41′, 50′)

Brisbane Roar 1 (Bugeja 36′) def. by Victoria Country 2 (Kuol 26′, Brandugh 32′)

Victoria Metro 0 def. by Queensland Country 1 (Bolton 30′)

Highlights of the day 

A fantastic performance from our U14 Victorian Country team defeating the Brisbane Roar A-league 2-star academy side.

The U13’s Metro squad continued to dominate the group with a standout performance against a Western Sydney Wanderers based FNSW team.

Day 3 Results

U13’s

Football NSW Country 1 (Gurung 46′) def. by Victoria Metro 2 (Minutoli 3′, Najdovski 30′)

Victoria Country 0 def. by Western Australia 3 (Snook 7′, 11′, 28′)

Victoria Metro 0 def. by Newcastle Jets 3 (Etheridge 6′, Clarke 9′, Gilmore 35′)

U14’s

Football NSW Country 2 (Castle 31′, Lacey 46′) def. by Victoria Metro 6 (Serdenes 4′, 29′, Adachi 6′, Bozinovski 25′, Karvounis 27′, Kassaby 36′)

Victoria Country 0 drew with Western Australia 0

Victoria Metro 0 drew with Newcastle Jets 0

Highlights of the day 

U14 Victorian Country squad continue to exceed expectations with a 0-0 draw against the strong and very physical Western Australia side.

U13’s Victorian Metro finished equal first in their group but were unfortunately denied finals playoff by goal difference.

U14’s Victorian Metro with a resounding 6-2 victory against FNSW Country.

Day 4 Results

U13’s

Victoria Country 1 (Skoko 45′) drew with Football NSW Country 1 (Dee Burgess 37′)

Western Australia 0 def. by Victoria Metro 6 (Minutoli 5′, 38′, Durso 7′, 25′, Sulemani 27′, 34′)

Victoria Metro 2 (Sulemani 12′, Najdovski 18′) drew with Northern NSW 2 (King 6′, Newton 14′)

U14’s

Capital Football 0 def. by Victoria Metro 2 (Siccita 20′, Menelaou 25′)

Victoria Country 2 (Konstanty 14′, 19′) def. Queensland Country 0

Victoria Metro 0 def. by Football NSW Navy 2 (Milinaric 22′, 35′)

Highlights of the day 

U13’s Victorian dominated Western Australia 6-0 with some brilliant attacking football.

Country teams continue to their stellar performances with the U13’s drawing with FNSW Country and the U14’s defeating Queensland Country 2-0.

Update Day 5

U13's

Victoria Country 1 (Bourke 33′) def. by South Australia Red 3 (Toure 7′, De Conno 23′, Klassen-Thomas 41′)

Victoria Metro 3 (Naveen 13′, Sulemani 16′, Spaseski 27′) def. Football NSW Country 0

U14's

Victoria Country 1 (Hecimovic 20′) def. Northern NSW 0

End of Tournament Awards

13 Years

Two-star Academy National Champions – Perth Glory

Member Federation National Champions - Football NSW Blue

Player of the Tournament – Morrie Kamara (Football NSW Blue)

Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Blair Fitzpatrick (Newcastle Jets)

Referee of the Tournament – Ivica Covic (Football NSW)

14 Years

Two-star Academy National Champions – Perth Glory

Member Federation National Champions – Football NSW Blue

Player of the Tournament – Bernard Oliveira (South Australia Red)

Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Jack Warshawsky (Queensland Metro)

Referee of the Tournament – Ryan Elton (Football Queensland)

Recap

Congratulations to all the players and staff who participated throughout the tournament. Players participated in 8 games over 5 days in extreme weather conditions with some very short turnarounds, all players showed great resilience and produced a high quality of football throughout the tournament.

Both Country and Metro teams scored 45 goals for the tournament and displayed a proactive attacking style of football creating multiple chances in each game. We continue to receive positive feedback from FFA talent development staff praising the quality of players and style of play produced by the Victorian teams.

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