Bringing Futsal (indoor soccer) to Newcastle, Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley
Futsal Strikers NNSW Incorporated has been established to help with the ever increasing growth of Futsal in Newcastle, Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley / Country areas. Three areas of Nationals recognition will remain in NNSW City. NNSW / Central Coast. NNSW / Country.
NNSW Futsal as we will be called, is affiliated to Australian Futsal Association, AFA, the biggest FUTSAL ONLY governing body. AFA in turn offer the biggest and best school program and Nationals with pathways to a variety of national and international events.
The clubs, Hunter Futsal Strikers Clubs (HFS), P.C.Y.C, and with other independent Futsal clubs, will now be members of the NNSW Futsal Strikers Incorporated Association. Our clubs will have all managers on the same rules and goals with regular reporting of events coming up. In 2013 our goals and dreams were more than met with record growth, record school participants, increased girls participation, record number of both school and club players making Australian tours, which came from our best results in Schools and Nationals to date. And our DREAM of winning a men’s state title against quality state oppositions coming true with a hard fort Grand Final in 2015 against NSW Western Sydney leading to our first (3) NNSW players to play in the World Cup. Since then we have had further success in providing Australian representatives with 8 players from Central coast and NNSW making the under 17 Australian team to play in the under 17 World cup in Scotland in 2016 and in the same year our own senior men’s coach, George Poulos was appointed AFA men’s coach leading into the World Championships in 2019.
The State league and Premier league was a success and will continue and with the introduction of the National league even more people will become aware of this exiting sport. The Newcastle Titan s have been formed as the area national club team, as well as the Central Coast Strikers who will be the areas senior representative teams in both women and men.
There will be pathways for under 6 to senior’s players. A AFA Gol Brasil Academy has been established to keep our elite and future elite players developing their skills and being conducted by Newcastle Futsal coordinator Guy Peluso, has been designed to not inter fear with outdoor, a problem we still have with some outdoor clubs not realising the benefits to their players. Mark Owens Central Coast Futsal coordinator will be conducting a similar program in Central Coast each year !
With our first ever Australian women representative having been chosen from Newcastle and our men winning their second Nationals our future looks good and with more and more boys and girls playing the sport, for FUN or pathways to state and national honours.
There will be more opportunity for social senior, mixed and over 35 competitions and tournaments. There will be pathways for coaches and referees. Our Coaches and Referees are now recognised as some of the best in Australia.
Futsal NNSW Team
NNSW Futsal now has a NNSW Operations /Secretary , NNSW Futsal Manager with various Coaching coordinator at his disposal, Referee Instructor / coordinator, Women’s coordinator , Schools Officer, Central Coast Operations / Secretary , Senior coordinator / Central Coast , Register , and a Web Manager and who together with the managers at each and every club member of NNSW Futsal will work together to enhance your Futsal experience.
But most of all we hope to provide everyone with plenty of fun and variety, no matter what your qualifications and weather you play outdoor football or not. We welcome you to join your nearest club and join the family.