Futsal – NZ Secondary Schools Championships
The CBHS Futsal team travelled to Wellington from 21 – 23 March for the National Secondary Schools Futsal Tournament. Under the expert tutorage of 1st XI coach Mike Boomer and recent old boy Ben Cameron the boys were placed in a tough Pool D with Rongotai College, New Plymouth BHS, Upper Hutt College and Rolleston College.
Despite scoring the most goals during pool play, and having the largest positive goal difference across all the teams, a first round loss to Rongotai 2 – 3 and then a draw against NPBHS 3 – 3 consigned the boys to a third placed pool finish and a spot in the Bowl finals. Other Pool D results were 4 -2 against Rolleston and 9 – 3 against Upper Hutt.
First match for the Bowl resulted in a great 8 – 2 win over Hillcrest High from Hamilton and then this was followed by a 4 – 2 win against Tawa College in the semi-final. The boys could not get the job done against St Thomas’ in the final however eventually going down 2 – 0 for 18th overall from the 39 competing schools.
A good result at the end of the day, which could have easily concluded with a top ten finish had a couple of moments in pool play action had a different outcome.