The 2017 PlayStation 4® NPL Queensland season has come to an end with Sunshine Coast FC’s junior teams continuing to be the highlight of the club with four Fire teams finishing in Top 3 spots.
The Under 13 Boys finished the season as back-to-back Premiers, eight points clear of SWQ Thunder. The U13s dominated the competition in much the same fashion as they did as U12s in 2016, accumulating 20 wins throughout the season. In addition to having the highest win record of all Fire teams, goal keeper Benjamin Nassiep accrued 13 clean sheets and midfielder Kane Gibbs topping the list as the Club’s leading goal scorer with 38 goals for the year.
The Under 14 Boys secured the premiership title with four rounds remaining, finishing a comfortable 13 points ahead of Gold Coast City FC. The U14s remained undefeated for much of the season, suffering their first defeat in Round 25, and ending the season with 18 wins. Goalkeeper Lachlan Norwood kept a clean sheet 12 times which strongly contributed to the undefeated streak at the beginning of the season.
The Under 13 Girls and Under 15 Girls teams finished 3rd and 2nd respectively in their competitions with 11 wins each. Despite coaching changes early in the season, both teams managed to maintain their momentum throughout the season and were determined to show why Fire should have a female licence. The Under 15 Girls’ Jackie Doyle leads female goal scorers with 21 goals.
Sunshine Coast FC FIRE Results
U12 Boys – 7th, 24 points, 7 wins, 3 draws, 14 losses
U13 Boys – 1st, 61 points, 20 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses
U13 Girls – 3rd, 34 points, 11 wins, 1 draw, 5 losses
U14 Boys – 1st, 58 points, 18 wins, 4 draws, 2 losses
U15 Boys – 5th, 32 points, 9 wins, 5 draws, 10 losses
U15 Girls – 2nd, 36 points, 11 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses
U16 Boys – 4th, 39 points, 10 wins, 9 draws, 5 losses
U18 Boys – 9th, 7 points, 2 wins, 1 draw, 17 losses
U20 Boys – 10th, 0 points, 0 wins, 0 draws, 22 losses
Women – 10th, 3 points, 1 win, 0 draws, 17 losses
Men – 12th, 2 points, 0 wins, 2 draws, 20 losses