The South Island Universities reigned supreme at the Tertiary Futsal Championships 2021, held over the last four days at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena. University of Otago claimed the men’s title, finishing ahead of University of Canterbury on goal difference. The high-scoring side netted a massive 63 goals across their six matches, 18 goals more than second placed top scorers University of Waikato. In the women’s competition, University of Canterbury left Palmerston North as winners after also beating the team in second, Victoria University of Wellington, on goal difference. A brilliant defensive display saw the Cantabrians take home the title, with the team finishing unbeaten, and only conceding 4 goals, across their six games. View the final standingsUniversity of Canterbury also claimed all of the player awards in the women’s competition. Britney-Lee Nicholson was awarded the MVP award as well as finishing as Golden Boot winner. McKenzie Falco won the Golden Glove. In the men’s competition, University of Canterbury’s Hemi Innes won the Golden Boot with University of Otago players Daniel Robinson winning the Golden Gloves and Tim O’Farrell winning the MVP award.
Article added: Sunday 18 April 2021