ABOUT THE GAME
Futsal is the five-aside version of football and the world's fastest growing indoor sport. It's a small-sided game played with a smaller, low bounce ball and with the pitch dimension being between a netball court or 40m x 20m internatinal pitch.
Futsal combines fun, creativity, speed, technique, teamwork, and quick thinking. It is an all-inclusive, all-encompassing community game, with many opportunities to get involved as a player, coach, referee or administrator.
GET INVOLVED IN FUTSAL
Whether you are just starting out or registering for another season, there's a place for you in futsal.
Choose the age group to find the current options for you or your child below
REGISTER TO PLAYJUNIOR FUTSAL
REGISTER TO PLAYYOUTH FUTSAL
REGISTER TO PLAYSENIOR FUTSAL
REGISTER TO PLAYINDIVIDUAL
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Get a team of friends together, or register as an individual, and find a competition for your age group.
Follow the links above or email email@example.com
ON THE WORLD STAGE
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. The current world champions are Brazil. Futsal produces technically excellent players and as such is an invaluable tool for football development.
Futsal actively promotes:
World superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iniesta, Messi and Neymar have all acknowledged the role futsal played in their football development. Futsal has its own superstars with Brazil’s ‘Falcão’, arguably the world’s greatest player and often referred to as ‘The Pele of Futsal’. He has won world player of the year 4 times and is among the most skilful players.
Mainland Football, along with NZ Football, are confident that with the support of all its affiliates and the ongoing support of FIFA and Oceania, futsal will grow in popularity in New Zealand. Currently there are several thousand players involved in futsal in this country and that number is expected to grow considerably under the NZF Futsal programme.