Capital Football launch Capital Futsal

Capital Football is proud to welcome Futsal as part of New Zealand Football's Whole of Football Plan.

To launch this new partnership, we will be holding an Information Evening and Demo Game for all interested this Thursday 6 October, 6.30-8.30pm, at the new ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie.

This is a chance to learn about the game, ask questions, watch Futsal being played in a Demo Game between Capital Football staff versus the Futsal Volunteers, and even have a go at playing Futsal yourself! Capital Futsal will be based at the new ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, with tournaments starting October 12 and weekly leagues and coaching from October 25. Check out the new Capital Futsal website here for information.

To Register for upcoming Tournaments, Leagues and Coaching as detailed below, click here

One Day Tournaments

Oct 12: U9s and U11s. Cost: $220

Oct 13: U13s. Cost: $220

Oct 14: U15s and U17s. Cost: $220

Oct 15: Premier Men. Cost: $300

Oct 16: Open Men - Cup of Nations. Cost: $220

Oct 22/23: NZF Women and Girls Nationals, incorporating College Sport Senior Girls. Cost: $285 Women. $200 College Girls. Register at www.nzfootball.co.nz for this tournament.

Weekly Leagues from 25 October (two additional Friday night games for nine games in seven weeks)

Mondays: Premier Leagues - U11 and U13 Boys, Junior College and Men

Tuesdays: U11, U13 and Junior College Girls Leagues, Open Women/Mixed and Men’s Leagues

Fridays: Open U11s and U13s Boys and Men’s Leagues, U6s and U8s Fun Football Centres, Coaching for all age groups

 

A bit about Futsal

Futsal is the only FIFA recognised version of indoor football. It is played with five players on a team, with a smaller low-bounce ball and out lines. This puts an emphasis on skill, creativity and team work. It is widely credited with developing South American flare, with players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho playing it growing up. Futsal is an excellent development tool for football players, with more touches in a tighter space.

It also provides opportunities in its own right, and pathways to the NZF Futsal Whites and FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification. Because the ball is easy to control it is also a fun and intense social or beginners game. More involvement and a fast paced game provides fun and fitness.

Futsal started in Wellington late 2007 with Brian Blellock and the Marist Club starting a six team league in Hataitai. It has grown rapidly since and we now employ a Development Officer, Matt Fejos, who is responsible for growing and educating this sport. The Wellington team will again contest the National League this summer, finishing as the top New Zealand team, but runners-up to Australia's Maccabi last summer. Our U19 team are contesting the Australian FFA Nationals in January.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night




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