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2/10/2018 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday 2 October, 2018
to be a part of the exciting, free futsal festival coming to the EA Networks
Centre on 13 and 14 October now have one last chance to get their name down.
for the Welcoming Communities Futsal Tournament Extravaganza have been extended
until Sunday 7 October, 2018. People interested can enter a team in the age
group tournaments, or register for the junior skills clinic and ‘give it a go’
drop in session.
indoor football, is FIFA’s official five-a-side indoor football (soccer) game,
and the inclusive tournament will be coming to town to help bring the community
together and celebrate the district’s diversity.
is being organised by New Zealand Football, Immigration New Zealand, Ashburton
District Council Welcoming Communities and Mainland Football.
“We have a
number of teams signed up ready for a fantastic weekend of fun and laughs. The
junior skills clinic is also proving popular, but we’d like to see even more
people get involved. This is a rare opportunity for our district to not only
come together over a great game, but also to see and learn from some of the
best futsal players in the country, who will be at the event,” Ashburton Mayor
Donna Favel says.
encouraged to register teams of between five and eight players for the junior,
youth and adult tournaments that will be happening on the Sunday. Players don’t
need to have had football experience, as the tournament is a non-competitive
event and everyone is welcome.
Spot prizes will
be up for grabs throughout the day, thanks to local sponsors Talleys Group
Ashburton, Subway Ashburton, Ashburton Contracting Ltd, Mitre 10 Mega
Ashburton, Nelson Building Society, Farmers Ashburton, Community and Public
Health, EA Networks Centre, Frontrunner Ashburton, Russell Moon and Fail
Lawyers, Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation, Ashburton Guardian App,
and Fit For Life.
will kick off with a ‘give it a go’ drop in session on the Saturday evening
between 5pm and 7pm, where talented futsal and football players will be on hand
sharing their skills and helping to run game sessions. This activity is aimed
at youth and adults.
A junior skills
clinic will then run first thing on Sunday morning before the team tournaments
get underway. A celebrity match between well-known locals and some of the
country’s best futsal players will wrap up the festivities.
To register for
the free Futsal Tournament Extravaganza activities, visit the New Zealand Football website by Sunday 7 October.