The name Futsal is derived from the Portuguese words futebol (football) and sala (hall). Futsal is a small-sided game played with a smaller (size 3 or 4) low bounce ball, on a basketball sized court without rebound walls or nets.
It is a game which combines fun, creativity, speed, technique, teamwork and quick thinking. With millions of players worldwide, Futsal is a fantastic game in its own right, with professional leagues throughout Europe, South America and Asia and a FIFA Futsal World Cup every four years.
Futsal also produces technically excellent players and as such is an invaluable tool for football development. Futsal actively promotes: individual ball skills, close control and dribbling, creativity and improvisation, maintenance of ball possession, one-touch passing (along the ground) accurate shooting, and teamwork and off the ball movement.
World superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi have all acknowledged the role Futsal has played in their football development.
The Magic of Futsal
Where to play Futsal
Fun Futsal Centres
Where: Mt Wellington Tennis Club, 50 Dunkirk Rd, Pt England
When: Sunday morning (weekly)
Starts: Term 3 , 2016
Time: 9.00am – 10.30am
Who: 5 – 12 year olds
Cost: $45 for 10 weeks
Register: HERE – Please select “AFF Fun Football” then tick “Mt Wellington Tennis Club Fun Futsal Centre”
Contact: Martin Jona 021 028 60977 or Marvin Eakins 021 933 953
Where: Avondale College Sports Gymnasium, Rosebank Road, Avondale
When: Sunday afternoon (weekly)
Starts: Term 3, 2016
Who: Under-7s, Under-9s, Under-12s
Cost: $70 for 8 weeks. $10 per casual visit. Ask about our family rates!
Register: HERE – Please select “AFF Fun Football” then tick “Avondale Fun Futsal Centre”
Contact: Bobby Hart 021 0291 2018 or Marvin Eakins 021 933 953