It was goals galore in Round 1 of Series Futsal Victoria Women’s (SFVW) 2017/18. The league had a massive shake up, with three new teams entering the Women’s league this season; Preston, Balwyn and Richmond, with the latter returning to the competition after a season out of the competition. The 2016/17 champions have come back to re-claim their title, and they made a statement by putting eight goals past last seasons champions, Moreland FC. In such a jam-packed round, these five players starred to earn their place in the Round 1 Team of the Week.
Goalkeeper Charlie Sirik – (Preston FC)
The Preston goal keeper was the standout player for her side in their loss to Fitzroy as she made a number of remarkable saves, keeping her side from losing by a bigger margin.
Sirik will be a key fixture for Preston this season if she continues to mirror her Round 1 form.
Anchor – Ili Jakab (Fitzroy FC)
No stranger to the league or to Team of the Week, Jakab put in yet another solid performance in her team’s win over Preston.
While she holds her own in the back line, the Fitzroy gun isn’t afraid to push forward to create attacking passages of play.
Flank – Clauda Friscalzo (Richmond FC)
A dominating player on the court, Friscalzo has an enormous amount of talent and will be an exciting player to watch this season.
Playing for the returning Richmond FC Friscalzo is a familiar face having played for multiple teams in her time in V-League/Series Futsal Victoria.
She has a presence on the court and she made that presence felt as she put three goals past the reigning champions and her former club, Moreland FC, and being named the Player of the Match.
Flank – Rebecca Davies (FC Carlton Heart)
Carlton Heart started their first game of the season a little shaky as they went one goal down to Balwyn FC. However, Davies turned the match on its head for the Heart, smashing two early goals past the Balwyn keeper.
Davies has the ability to shoot and score from almost any part of the court, making her possibly one of the most unpredictable players in the league.
Davies joined the Heart late last season and continues to show why she was such a key signing.
Target – Sarah Richardson (Fitzroy FC)
Despite recently coming back from an ankle injury, it seems to have had not much of an impact on Richardson’s game.
The talented goal-scorer slotted five goals past the Preston keeper, and was in fine form, receiving the Player of the Match award in the process.
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