In December 2022, Evan and his son Cian, attended the first-ever Solomon Islands International Junior Futsal Cup, in Honiara – the capital city of the Solomon Islands.
More than 200 youth futsal players attended the event, including four teams from Just Futsal Australia. Cian played in the U12 team, which Evan coaches, and Barefruit Marketing provided pro-bono marketing support to coordinate and promote the event, turning it from an idea into reality.
Futsal, aka indoor soccer, is a sport that is fast growing in popularity. The tournament was an incredible display of the talent and skill of the players involved. The five teams from Honiara gave their all on the court, displaying incredible dribbling skills, ball control, and teamwork. The Australian team was equally impressive, showcasing the high level of competition that the sport of futsal has reached in our country.
In addition to the on-court action, the tournament was also a celebration of the culture and traditions of the Solomon Islands. Spectators were treated to a vibrant display of music, dance, and food, providing a glimpse into the region's rich culture.
At Barefruit Marketing, we are proud to have been a part of this important event and to have been able to support the development of futsal in the Solomon Islands. We believe that sports and physical activity are essential to a healthy and fulfilling life, and we are committed to promoting these values in our communities.
The inaugural Solomon Islands International Futsal Cup was an enormous success, with players, coaches, and spectators alike all sharing in the excitement and passion for the sport of futsal. The tournament has put the Solomon Islands on the map as a destination for top-level futsal competitions and has helped to promote the growth of the sport in the region.
We can't wait to see what the future holds for futsal in the region. Find out more about Just Futsal NSW here.