I had a great experience working as the team doctor (sports chiropractor) for the Victorian under 19 boys and girls teams, boys under 16 Metro and Country teams and the girls under 15 team at the FFA National Futsal Championships held in Sydney between the 3rd and 8th of January of this year.
I was extremely busy looking after 5 teams but was grateful to be involved with a competition that combines many of my key professional interests; youth athletes, elite sport and football (soccer).
I was also glad that most of my teams progressed further than expected with three of my teams making it passed the group stages all the way to the semi finals and then only going down in hard fought games that could of gone either way!
I was most impressed by the character of the youth players under my care. They behaved with respect and the utmost professionalism and the future looks bright for Futsal in Victoria. I will cherish the friendships I made with players, parents and staff alike.