2024 National Futsal Championships Wrap

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Football NSW finished the 2024 National Futsal Championships in style, winning the Open Men and Open Women Grand Finals to secure the Member Federation Championship.

Victories in both Open divisions were accompanied by titles for the Youth Men (Thunder), 13 Girls (Thunder), 16 Boys (Metro) and 15 Girls (Lightning), placing Football NSW ahead of Football Queensland’s five titles.

The Open Women (Thunder) were pushed all the way in their Grand Final against Queensland, going ahead late in the second half through Daisy Arrowsmith before conceding in the final seconds to force extra time.

Trudy Camilleri found the back of the net in the first half of extra time to reestablish the lead, before Sarah Easthope saved a 10-metre penalty in the dying minutes to secure the win.

It was redemption for the Open Men (Thunder), defeating Football Victoria 6-1 to reclaim their title after falling to the same opposition in 2023. After a cagey first half that ended scoreless, a Shervin Adeli penalty gave NSW the lead minutes after the restart.

Wade Giovenali then doubled the advantage, shortly followed by Adeli’s second to give a strong lead heading into the final ten minutes. With Victoria pushing numbers forward to attempt a comeback, there was a late flood of goals, Grant Lynch scoring twice and Adeli completing his hat-trick in a 6-1 win.

In addition to the six titles secured, Football NSW also had the most teams (11) in action on Grand Final day, with the deciding matches in the Youth Men and 15 Girls divisions both featuring two NSW teams.

“It was great to see our Football NSW teams competing at such a high level throughout the tournament,” commented Football NSW Futsal Manager Jordan Guerreiro.

“It’s a credit to the players, families, coaches, referees and support staff that we were able to send 28 teams to compete and I think everyone involved should be proud of the effort that we put in on the pitches these past few days.

“Football NSW has always been a strong competitor at this tournament and I’m glad we could secure the inaugural Member Federation Championship.”

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Tournament Honour Roll


  • Open Men Thunder
  • Open Women Thunder
  • Youth Men Thunder
  • 13 Girls Thunder
  • 16 Boys Metro
  • 15 Girls Lightning

Grand Finalists

  • Youth Men Lightning
  • 15 Girls Thunder
  • 14 Boys Country
  • 17 Girls Country
  • 15 Boys Metro

Player of the Tournament

  • Mackenzie Bradstock (13 Girls Thunder)
  • Jay De Gouveia (Youth Men Thunder)
  • Gieslla Pipino (Open Women Thunder)

Coach of the Tournament

  • Amanda Millgate (13 Girls Thunder)
  • George Lethbridge (17 Girls Metro)
  • Steve Knight (Open Men Thunder)
  • Rob Varela (Open Women Thunder)

Referee Awards

  • Referee of the Tournament: Peter Liaros
  • Ian Timms Rookie Referee of the Tournament Award: Tom Dale

Goalkeeper of the Tournament

  • Taya Hurcum (13 Girls Thunder)
  • Isabella Coelho (17 Girls Metro)
  • Toby Ryan (Youth Men Thunder)

Team of the Tournament Selections

  • Mackenzie Bradstock (13 Girls Thunder)
  • Gieslla Pipino (Open Women Thunder)
  • Holly Tweedale (13 Girls Country)
  • Kyah Gallen (13 Girls Lightning)
  • John Garth (12 Boys Country)
  • Orson Conroy (14 Boys Country)
  • Dion Kalogiros (AWD Thunder)
  • Rocco Musumeci (AWD Thunder)
  • Jordan Guerreiro (Open Men Thunder)

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