NNSW School Competitions

Every year NNSW Futsal undertakes regional school tournaments to advertise and promote our game, and every year, more primary and secondary schools enter the competition. School Futsal has become popular as it doesn’t matter how big or small your school is, you can make the team, and unlike the outdoor school soccer competitions where you only play one game if you lose, with futsal, you play several games and have various pathways for yourself and your school. The generic letter sent out each year will give you more information on the program. Please guide them to this page if you know that your school doesn’t participate in our program. Many Thanks! NNSW Futsal.


NNSW Futsal Schools Tournament

We like to invite all previous and all-new Schools wishing to participate in this year’s 2024 competition to register their interest in playing and the number of teams they would like to enter. The team numbers’ final confirmation must be confirmed at least two weeks before the tournament. In collaboration with Australian Futsal Association, with pathways for students and teachers, NNSW Futsal Association is recognized by NSW Government. It has in its 15th year of providing Schools with the best indoor competition in Australia. Any private or public school from Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast are invited to enter teams.

Cost of Fees
Primary School teams – $165 per team
High School teams – $165 per team

Fees cover venue hire, qualified referees, NNSW/AFA Schools membership fees, winners, and runner-up medallions. We are an NSW Government certified supplier for those schools using the NSW Schools government system. Payments can be made on the day in cash. Payments need to be made on or before the day as far as the State Nationals are concerned.

Age Groups
Whatever age each child is turning this year determines their age group. For example, if a child turns 9 or 10 this year, they will play U10s. If they turn 11 or 12, they will play U12 etc.

Primary Schools

U8 Boys (Can be mixed.)
U10 Boys & U10 Girls
U12 Boys & U12 Girls

High Schools
U14 Boys & Girls
U16 Boys & Girls
U19 Boys & Girls

We suggest you choose your School Futsal teams in February /March so that you can nominate your teams to us before the end of the term. We must have your numbers by the end of the 1st term. The final player’s numbers and team sheet are not needed until two weeks before the event. Please note Central Coast region will have their Round 1 week before school term complete.

School Regionals Tournament Dates

Central Coast Round 1
Venue – Niagara Park Youth Centre, Niagara Park
8th April 2024– U14, U16 & U19 Girls
9th April 2024- U14, U16 & U19 Boys
11th April 2023– U 8 Boys U10 Boys & 10 Girls, U12 Boys + U12 Girls (Primary Schools)

Newcastle ROUND 2
Venue – Genesis / Howzat, Newcastle.
6th May 2024 – U 8 Boys, U10 Boys & 10 Girls, U12 Boys + U12 Girls (Primary Schools)
7th May 2024 – U14 & U16 Boys
8th May 2023– U14, U16 & U19 Girls + U19 Boys.

Maitland & Surrounds ROUND 3
Venue – Maitland Basketball Stadium, Maitland
20th May 2024–U 8 Boys U10 Boys & 10 Girls, U12 Boys + U12 Girls (Primary Schools)
21th May 2024– U14, U16 & U19 Girls
22nd May 2024– U14, U16 & U19 Boys

Lake Macquarie ROUND 4
Venue – Genesis / Howzat, Newcastle.
29th May 2024– U14 & U16 Boys
30th May 2024 – U14, U16 & U19 Girls + U19 Boys
31st May 2024–U 8 Boys U10 Boys & 10 Girls, U12 Boys + U12 Girls (Primary Schools)

NNSW Futsal State Championships
All winning teams and runners-up in each age group will progress to our State Championship Competition to be held in 2024 at Maitland Basketball Stadium Maitland.

All players from our competitions are eligible to trial to be selected in our State teams to compete at School nationals, held in Brisbane, during the Sept/Oct School Holidays. The AFA (Australian Futsal Association) National School Tournament is recognized as Australia’s biggest and best National School Tournament, with the best players from all over the country competing at the highest level. The highlight at the end of the tournament is the trophy presentation at Dreamworld or Sea World. Many students from our region have been selected for touring Australian teams travelling to many countries.

State Championship Dates (winners and runners-up from the regions)
Venue –Maitland Basketball Stadium Bent Street Maitland.
20th June 2024 – U 8 Boys U10 Boys & 10 Girls, U12 Boys + U12 Girls (Primary Schools)
24th June 2024 – U14 & U16 Boys.
25th June 2024- U14 & U16 Girls.

26th June 2024 – U19 Boys & U19 Girls

All Dates are correct at the time of writing. However, they may change or alter slightly depending on the numbers. Due to more and more schools entering teams, we may need to add a day here or there or change venues. We understand that it could be hard for school organizations, so getting your teams in ASAP is imperative. Last year some schools missed out so please get your nominations in early.

We hope to hear from you very soon. If you require more information, please get in touch with George – at or the secretary, .

TO ENTER YOUR TEAM NOW, send us an email with teams’ numbers and closer to the time send us your team sheet for each team you’re entering. Entries are available on this web site (www.nnswfutsal.com.au).

If you are interested in our FREE introduction to the Futsal Coaching course (2hrs) for teachers (limit 2 per school), inquire directly to the NNSW Futsal office at . You would then be eligible to coach a State team at school Nationals.

We would greatly appreciate those that are on Government payments and need to request an early invoice to do so ASAP. From 2022 we now have a card system in place to handle all schools in the NSW Government system. Please have your administrator ring Mobile 0447 015000 to make your payments.

Yours in Futsal
NNSW Futsal Schools Coordinator, Rob Panther. Phone 0478835119

or via secretary

NNSW Futsal CEO George Poulos

Phone 0447 015000 (George Poulos)