Quakers Hill High School under-14 boys and girls futsal teams are off to the state championships.
The teams won their respective tournaments undefeated at the Football NSW Futsal Schools Championships for the Blacktown region.
PE teacher and boys coach Nick Stamatis said it was a great effort by the teams.
“The boys have been training within a program for the last year or so,” he said.
“What we’ve tried to do is introduce them to the game of futsal and hopefully they learn the basic skills, and we saw the rewards.”
Despite winning undefeated, it was tough for both teams with close finals.
Girls captain Ally Wicks admitted to nerves before the tournament.
“We were a bit nervous at the start because we didn’t know what the other teams were going to be like but then when we started, we won the first game 12-0,” she said.
PE teacher and girls coach Daniel Fabricatto said the nerves appeared again before the final but the girls responded well to win 3-1 over Richmond High School.
In the boys final, captain Alex Micallef scored late to break the scoreless deadlock for a 1-0 win over The Australian Christian College.
“It was pretty good to go through undefeated,” boys captain Alex Micallef said.
“It’s a good experience to be able to get all the boys and girls through together.”
The Quakers Hill sides will also compete in the Dural region in June before the state championships in July.