A new home

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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