Vikings Futsal, Queensland’s largest indoor soccer organisation has made a massive investment into the Bowls club via turning 1 of their 3 out door bowls rinks into 2 synthetic, netted Futsal courts.
The concept is currently up and running at Enoggera and Moorooka and last weekend saw the launch of 2 more courts at the large Ipswich Swifts Bowls & Sporting Club. These purpose built arenas are on a synthetic grass surface, supported by a mixture of sand & rubber compounds.
Futsal in Australia is traditionally played on indoor basketball type surfaces. But in Brazil, where the sport boasts an almost religious type following, any spare space is utilized to field a contest, thus it’s nickname of ‘street football’, and this is the thought process behind the innovation.
In the past, Futsal has often been view as a way of maintaining skill and fitness levels in the Soccer off season. But now, with the injection of Vikings Futsal, the game is a stand alone sport in its own right. Offering players the chance to compete all year round.
Vikings South Queensland CEO, Andreas Servatius, is optimistically excited about the launch of the Wavell Heights competition, “The recent weather has prolonged the completion date of the courts, but we are now up & ready to go. The radical idea is working great at Enoggera and we have big hopes for Wavell.”
Vikings will coincide the launch with staging their annual North Brisbane Cup this weekend (13thDecember). Traditionally held at Vikings Enoggera base, The North Brisbane Cup will feature a 12 team Premier League tournament featuring sides from all over Brisbane.
Through out the day, Vikings will be taking competition registrations for both teams as well as individuals across both genders and all ages.
Vikings gives all players unbelievable opportunities to tour all over the Futsal world. Annual interstate tournaments precede many tours overseas. Currently a squad is playing & training in Brazil and next years itinerary will include, Russia, Poland and Bulgaria just to name a few.
Further details on Vikings Futsal can be found www.nb.qldfutsal.com.au
Or Jovan 0437 530 837.
175 Edinburgh Castle Rd, Wavell Heights.
Source : Vikings Queensland
Published : 11/12/2008