Fair Play (Melbourne)

The inaugural Cheap Thrills Futsal competition was a huge success, being held at the Clifton Tennis Club, Mayors Park, Clifton Hill on Sat Oct 27th.A diverse range of teams came together to compete for a heap of prizes and help us raise a fantastic $4,000 towards the Happy Footbal School bringing a team over to represent Cambodia in the next Homeless World Cup, next year in Melbourne.

Best and Fairest Group Stages: $100 Etiko Sports voucher (won by Malipranka)
Losing Semi-Finalists: Football Federation Victoria Soccer Ball
Runners Up: Jaspers Coffee hamper, medals
Best and Fairest in Final: Signed Melbourne Victory shirt

Winners: Etiko Trophy, medals, 8 tix to Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC, slab of Coopers

It was a beautiful day and the scene was set by DJs Ennio Styles, Cuzn Matt, Eborg, Blossom, Andy D, Alleykat and Melatonin pumping out funky tunes all day. There was coffee and food available and the surrounding park area was awash with teams chilling out between games.

Qualifiers from Group A were Bah Hok and The Foictoples at the expense of Brewski and the Footballers Wives.

Qualifiers from Group B were Coota Blues and The Mutants at the expense of ACE and Team Goal.

Qualifiers from Group C were Dili Allstars and The Bongs at the expense of FRL and Good Cause.

Qualifiers from Group D were Scotch Old Boys and Street Socceroos at the expense of Malipranka and The Arssenal.

The quarter finals went like this:
Foictoples 8 Coota Blues 0
Mutants 3 Bah Hok 1
The Bongs 6 Street Socceroos 2
Scotch Old Boys Dili Allstars 

The semi-finals:
Foictoples1 Scotch Old Boys 3           
Mutants 4 The Bongs 6

The Final:
Scotch Old Boys 2 The Bongs 1

A huge thank you to Nick and Cat @ Etiko Sports, Jen @ Jaspers, Peter @ FutsalOz, Ary and Suzana @ Coopers, Susan @ FFV, Jeff @ Clifton Tennis Club, Hamish @ Natural Event, Brett and Jason @ Cafe Chariot, Beth @ Friends of The Earth and The City of Yarra. Also thank you  to all who volunteered and helped on the day. Well done to Jon and Paraic...

Check out all the photos here

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