Football NSW have announced they will introduce a new Winter Futsal League for both men and women this season.
The new competition is set to kick off in late March and will run for 12 weeks, with a finals series to conclude the season.
All matches will be played at Valentine Sports Park in Sydney, with six teams already registered to compete in the league.
Football NSW’s Futsal Manager Jordan Guerreiro was excited about the introduction of the new elite competition, which will improve the quality of the small-sided game in the state.
“This is a fantastic opportunity in which our Futsal Players and our Futsal Clubs can now get involved all year round. The Winter Futsal competition is designed to create a middle ground between Grassroots Futsal and Elite Futsal in which Football NSW and the clubs can engage our Futsal players to have a quality competition,” he said.
“The Winter Futsal League I believe is an important beginning stage in the development of Futsal to be perceived as a sport that is played by our community all year round. This initiative also opens up an opportunity for these clubs involved to improve their club’s engagement with their players.
“As the State Governing Body of Futsal, we want to continue to improve our service of the game and continue to build our Futsal framework to develop a community of players. Football NSW would like to create a sustainable league and continue to develop and grow this competition to engage with more clubs to get involved.”
The six teams set to feature in the league are listed below.
- Eastern Suburbs Hakoah
- Inner West Magic
- Mountain Majik
- Phoenix Futsal
- Sydney Futsal
- West City Crusaders