Futsal’s not just for men (QLD)

Warwick Daily News

Dom Benz is gearing up for the kick-off of the futsal competition. Photo by Richard Coombs.

Organisers of the Warwick futsal competition are looking to increase participation this season and include a mixed/social division when it kicks off on October 13.

The competition will hold its sign-on day a week before the season opener on October 6.

Warwick District Football Association president Jon Pearson said he hoped they have enough numbers to include the extra division.

“The A-grade division will consistent predominantly of males looking for a more serious game and those looking to have a fun kick around will be able to pally in the mixed/social B-grade division.” Mr Pearson said.

“We haven’t had a mixed/social division for a number of years so we’d like to get that up and running again.

“We are not sure of the interest just yet but we will finalise the teams after the sign-on.”

The Warwick District Football Association senior co-ordinator, Dom Benz, said he had been looking for ways to expand the competition after taking over its running from WIRAC in 2010.

The standard of play was looking to be even stronger than last season, with an estimated six to eight teams in each division, all vying for the title of Warwick’s best futsal team.

Although most participants are from Warwick, Mr Pearson said it would be great if he could attract some interest from players in Stanthorpe.

Fees are $100 per person per season and the games are two 20-minute halves played on a Thursday evening.

Younger kids who want to play won’t be missing out as along with the two senior divisions, Mr Pearson was hoping to put on a junior competition which will be played Thursday afternoon.

The competition runs from October to March, breaking for the Christmas break.

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