Titles building on futsal popularity
FOOTBALL West is building on the success of last year’s National Futsal Championships by doubling the number of teams in the 2017 titles.
Trials will be held over the coming months for talented futsal players in U12 (born 2004), U13 (2003) and U14 boys (2002), as well as U15 (2001) girls. This year, WA had two boys teams in the U12 and U13 age groups at the Nationals.
Football West development officer Garry Church said the growing appetite for the indoor game had prompted the decision to increase WA’s teams next year.
“The boys we took earlier this year did ever so well with limited preparation,” Church said. “The feedback we had was really positive, not just from the players but from parents and our opponents.
“Since then, we’ve had a number of inquiries about the next Nationals and it’s obvious we have a lot of talented players, who want to test themselves against the best players from around the country.
“We’re starting trials earlier this year, so we can get the teams together for a number of sessions before heading to Sydney early next year.”
The National Futsal Championships will be played at four venues across Sydney from January 4 to 8.
Trials will be held at the Maccabi Sports Hall, 61 Woodrow Avenue, Yokine, each Saturday on July 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Trials will run from 10am to 1pm.
Times will be made available closer to the date after Football West has assessed the expression of interest numbers.