News Fair Play 8 (Melbourne)

Gorgeous weather and a great atmosphere, rounded off with a spectacular final - quite possibly the best Fair Play yet.

A beautiful sunny day saw 16 teams battle it out for the Jinta Trophy in a friendly, fun atmosphere, culminating in an all action final with the Vietnamese team from the Richmond estate overcoming the West Papuan team sponsored by the Melbourne Fire Brigade on penalties... 

Group 1
Leathernecks 3 3065 2
Community Bank 2 Ninjas 3
3065 3 Ninjas 4
Leathernecks 5 Community Bank 2
Leathernecks 0 Ninjas 3
3065 4 Community Bank 4

Group 2
Brewski 1 Collingwood Allstars 9
ACE 2 Collingwood Allstars 4
PBS/RRR 2 Brewski 3
PBS/RRR 3 Collingwood Allstara 8
ACE 3 Brewski 3

Group 3
MFB 6 Purple Merkins 0
Ramrods 0 Alright Bud 4
MFB 5 Ramrods 0
Purple Merkins 3 Alright Bud 3
MFB 8 Alright Bud 0
Purple Merkins 7 Ramrods 3

Group 4
Shadowfax 1 Rich Raiders 7
Eurothras 3 Unjani 5
Shadowfax 4 Eurothrash 4
Rich Raiders 6 Unjani 0
Shadowfax 4 Unjani 3
Rich Raiders 7 Eurothrash 0

Teams in action

So onto the quarter finals...

Ninjas 4 Brewski 3
Collwood Allstars 7 Leathernecks 3
MFB 4 Shadowfax 2
Rich Raiders 7 Purple Merkins 2

Into the semis and the action really hotted up...

Ninjas 1 Rich Raiders 8
Collwood Allstars 3 MFB 5

Team Brewski including HFCA founder Paraic Grogan and City of Yarra councillor Steve Jolly

What a cracker of a final!!!
Rich Raiders beat MFB 5-3 on penalties after a 4-4 draw.
An amazing day, rounded off with an unbelievable final.
Congratulations to both finalists, especially the winners of Fair Play 8 - Richmond Raiders!

Thanks to all of the sponsors: Bendigo Community Bank, Jinta Sports, Collingwood Rotary, City of Yarra, Coopers, Splitrock, Futsalloon5, FutsalOz, Rent The Rig, PBSFM, Cheap Thrills, Soccer Fever, Man With A Van, Collins Sims, Billy Hyde, Neighbourhood Justice Centre, Bargo, Football Federation Victoria, Plakkit, Hellas Printing, RRR, KissFM, JoyFM... without all of you, none of this would have been possible.

Many thanks once again to all the DJs and musos who kept the juices flowing all day with fantastic tunes... Chris Gill, Richie 1250, Paz, Vince Peach, Ennio Styles, Chestwig, Uber Lingua DJS, Agent 86, Wilderbeast, NoNameNath... you guys were all awesome.

Check out all the photos here