There was certainly a feeling of Christmas spirit when the South Coast Taipans welcomed the Enfield Rovers for Round 8 of the SELECT Futsal Premier League.
The Taipans’ AWD side was at home on the same weekend coinciding with the Mens clash but sadly their match was postponed.
The South Coast side however ensured that their AWD side were put through their paces and as well as valuing the effort and support of these young men and their families put into the club – the Taipans scheduled a coaches team (combination of Enfield/South Coast coaches) to take on the inform and undefeated South Coast Taipans AWD team.
The Coaches team also had a special guest player in the one and only Santa Clause.
He was on hand earlier in the day meeting the kids from both clubs and handing out lollies.
In a closely contested match, the Taipans AWD team proved too slick for the coaches running out 7-4 winners although the real winner here was futsal.
South Coast Taipans Technical Director Bobby Mazevski echoed his thoughts to Football NSW on what was a special day for all involved.
“These guys are an inspiration to all other players battling through their own personal challenges. “They show great team spirit and I can see firsthand why other teams struggle to cope with their game.
“Our club has done a great job throwing in a Christmas theme each year culminating in a visit from Father Christmas as well.
“The kids (and some parents) really get into it”.