A GROUP of budding futsal players have returned home after representing Victoria at the 2014 National Futsal Championships.
The players, pictured above, as well as youngster Bowdie Chandler, took part in the Sydney tournament last month.
The Bendigo representatives played in the under-10s, under-11s, under-12s and under-15s competition.
Bendigo tournament organiser Don Thompson said the players were up against the best of the best from across Australia and New Zealand.
“The skill level we saw over the entire competition was incredible," he said.
"The tournament gave these kids the chance to take their game to another level,” he said.
“In small spaces their touch was perfect.
“Some of the tricks we saw in Sydney were amazing.”
From the tournament Girton Grammar grade six student Thomas St Clair was picked to play in the Australian All Stars squad in Malaysia at the end of this year.
After only just getting involved with the sport last November, St Clair said he was excited about having the opportunity to travel overseas.
“It will be a lot of fun,” he said.
Eva Harrington has also been selected in the Australian squad to travel to the United Kingdom in October.
“It was a bit of a surprise to be picked,” she said.
“But I am really excited about it.
“I just love to play.”