NORTHERN soccer teams have returned home from a very successful tournament played in Merimbula, New South Wales.
The Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Association under-12 boys team, coached by Justin Dyer, had a fabulous competition going through the preliminary rounds undefeated, winning their semi- final 3-1 and then beating NSW Southern Branch 3-0 in the final to claim the tournament.
The NTJSA under-13 girls lost only one game in their round robin competition and ended up in second place.
Coach Luke Moore was delighted with the commitment and tenacity of the girls, and felt they were unlucky not to have claimed the tournament.
The under-13 boys, coached by Mitchell Billing, also went through their preliminary rounds undefeated, progressing to the final which they lost 2-0 to a very slick team from Gippsland (Victoria).
NTJSA president Dale Rigby congratulated all team members on a wonderful effort.
"You have done yourselves and the association proud," he said.