Football NSW will once again host the 2016 FFA National Futsal Championship from the 4th till the 8th of January 2016.
85 teams will converge at Football NSW’s Valentine Sports Park indoor centre as well as secondary Futsal venues across Sydney (Dural Sport and Leisure Centre, Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre and the finals at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre) in the week long tournament.
The Championships will feature State Teams from NSW, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Canberra as well as two teams from the Solomon Islands who will all take part in what will be a hotly contested tournament.
A total of eleven age categories ranging from the 12 Boys and Girls right through to the AWD Open Mixed teams will all have the opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage in Sydney.
Celebrating the 37th anniversary since the inception of the Championships in 1980, Football NSW CEO Eddie Moore highlighted the success the FFA National Futsal Championships endured in January this year.
“From all reports this year’s FFA National Futsal Championships were very well received by all our participants, coaches, spectators and referees which further promoted the sport of Futsal in Australia.
“The fact that our registered team numbers increased from 78 to 85 squads has emphasised the strength this sport has and continues to kick goals year upon year.
“Hosting the event in Sydney once again allows us to showcase our facilities at Valentine Sports Park as the tournament hub and Australia’s “new home” of Futsal.
“To be able to facilitate a prestigious tournament such as the FFA National Futsal Championships where players, coaches, referees and spectators anticipate this as the biggest week for the sport is certainly a massive coup for the organisation.
“We are continually building stronger grassroots competitions and have consistent Futsal Premier and State Leagues.
“We are also leading the way with the F-League as the National Club Championship and our engagement with the Futsal AWD community has really evolved.
“Football NSW understands the responsibility of hosting a National Championships and we are committed to working with FFA to grow and develop the event and game of Futsal.”
Football NSW takes its position in the Australian Futsal landscape very seriously.
Specifically to Futsal, Football NSW has extensive experience in delivering championships and tournaments such as the F-League, Futsal Premier and State Leagues, FNSW Futsal State Championships as well as the FNSW Futsal Schools Championships.
Football NSW’s commitment to Futsal is further evidenced by the level of representation in the coaching and playing roster of the Futsalroos and the success of the various State teams.