Winless Australia enjoyed U-13 ASEAN festival

The coach of Australia's Northern Territory U-13 football side has declared the Asian Football Confederation's Festival of Football held in eastern Malaysia a major success despite his side not winning a game. The boys played nine games against nationally selected teams from member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations.

"Morale was high from day one and we made sure they stayed like that," Richard Mitchell told ABC. "When every time we finished a game and we were on the bus there was a sing song on the way home. I suppose one of the highlights for the kids was that we got a police escort one time and there was cars up on the footpath to let us through and the boys just thought, that was just magic."