All the best to our regulars Shervin Adeli and Matthew West at the Mini Football World Cup currently on in Tunisia,

They had a good 5-1 win over Argentina in their first match with Shervin scoring a stunning goal.

You can follow their progress on the facebook page: Coupe du monde MiniFootball Tunisia 2017.

Big northern beaches feel at Mini Football World Cup

 

For plenty of people in football circles on the peninsula, Nate Gray needs no introduction.

The Terrey Hills resident oozes enthusiasm for the world game and has a vast array of contacts.

So this year when Gray was asked to form a squad to compete in the state titles for mini football, he did not disappoint.

Along with his assistants Ratko Lovric and Chris Newsham, the high school teacher assembled a team he felt would be competitive.

Gray’s squad took out the state titles and then followed suit at the nationals.

It sealed their spot as Australia’s representative at the Mini Football World Cup, which begins in Tunisia on Friday.

“It still hasn’t really sunk in we have qualified,’’ Gray said.

“We have quite a few lads from Belrose Terrey Hills’ AL/1s men’s squad as well as some top level NPL representative guys.

“I’m confident we will be competitive.”

George Harle (captain) and Shervin Keshavarz Adeli (vice captain) representing Australia in Mini Football World Cup, pictured at Terrey Hills Oval with coach Nate Gray and ball boy Cooper Gray.

With 24 nations taking part, Australia have been drawn in a testing group.

European champions Czech Republic offer a stern test of character, as will France and Argentina.

Mini football is a combination of futsal and 11-a-side football and is mostly played outdoors on open grass or synthetic grass.

Teams are six-a-side and the pitch size in Tunisia will be a minimum standard of 50 metres in length and 30 metres in width.

The Minifootball World Cup runs from October 6-15.