A new $20 million indoor netball and futsal centre in Christchurch means parents will no longer have to stand in the cold to support their children, the boss of Christchurch netball says.
New Zealand Football’s national futsal competitions will have a fresh look when the action starts up again next year.
Matt Fejos is a futsal coach and development officer now based in England with Tranmere Rovers FC, a professional football club. With 10 years’ experience in futsal across playing, coaching and development roles.
Today: 24,600 registered players; a 314% increase over five years. At a time when young people’s participation in organized sport is in decline—in New Zealand and around the world—that is something remarkable.
A new Futsal Development Manager will continue to lead the domestic delivery of Futsal in New Zealand, via the 7 regional Federation Futsal Departments, and will be supported by a new Futsal Competitions Manager and Futsal Marketing and Media Officer (PT)
BRENDON EGAN charts Futsal's rise. If futsal keeps growing at the remarkable pace it is, it could feature just as prominently on the Kiwi sports landscape.