Senior Futsal - Invercargill

What is Futsal?

Futsal is the only FIFA and NZ Football approved version of five-aside football and the world’s fastest growing indoor sport.

The name futsal is derived from the Portuguese words futebol (football) and sala (hall). Futsal is a small-sided – 5v5 – 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.

NZF Futsal has been designed to complement New Zealand Football’s existing programmes and promote and improve participation in football in New Zealand.​​​​​​​

Competition Information:

Senior Futsal will run as a social-mixed competition for players aged 15 and over. No scores or points will be recorded.

As the competition is 5 a-side, we recommend teams of 7. This allows teams to have subs and cover any absences due to illness or injury.

Games will run for 26 minutes, 12 minutes each half and 2 minutes of half time. Once the full time whistle has gone, we ask that you leave your court as quickly as possible so that we may begin the next game.

​​​​​​​Playing dates are:

  • Monday 5th August
  • Monday 12th August
  • Monday 19th August
  • Monday 26th August
  • Monday 9th September
  • Monday 16th September

If numbers allow, teams will be filtered into groups based on your teams level of football, including their experience and competitveness. Please indicate this honestly on your form to ensure futsal is enjoyable for players of all abilities.

Please note, you will be required to upload a player registration sheet with your team registration. This will need the following details: First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth and Email Address. This information is kept confidential, and will be used to keep membership numbers up to date, and assist with funding applications.

Spaces are limited so get your registration in early to ensure you don't miss out!