A new home
FUTSAL players were able to learn and play in modern comfort after training was relocated to the Port Douglas cyclone shelter.
Usually held in the Mossman Indoor Sports Centre, coach James Turner said the move was based on a number of deciding factors including airconditioning and newer facilities.
‘‘A lot of the kids we have live in Port Douglas, it’s more local than travelling to Mossman after school and the Mossman facility is a little dated and not a lot of equipment so the decision to move was beneficial all around,’’ he said.
‘‘We were off for the summer holidays and are starting to get back into it now, it’s a fresh start in Port.’’
And with a fresh start comes a call for more players to join the growing ranks of futsal players in Port Douglas.
Girls and boys are welcome aged from six years up to 14 years.
‘‘There are no teams, it’s more of a come along and be coached in age groups and play a game at the end,’’ Turner said.
‘‘Futsal is a little more fun that soccer because it’s so quick and there is no stopping with play like what happens outdoors when the ball rolls out of the field.
‘‘It’s non stop fun, up and down, good for the fitness and all round enjoyable.’’
For those interested in playing, while futsal shoes are the best option, sneakers or trainers are all you need to get started.
Training is every Monday 4pm at the Port Douglas cyclone shelter, next to the Port Douglas State School.