Whatever the result of their matches, the region’s futsal players were giving their sport the perfect score.
Scores of talented players enjoyed FNC NSW Futsal finals action, contesting matches in different age groups.
Among those enjoying the fast-paced indoor soccer action was Ballina’s Dominic Weaver, who has played futsal for about five years.
The 14-year-old is a talented 11-a-side soccer player, but said the shorter game had helped him develop his abilities.
“It’s definitely helped me have better ball control and skills,” he said.
“You don’t have to be big and strong to play. It’s about quick thinking and being fast.
“It’s pretty tiring, but I don’t actually like coming off (the court). I’d give it ten out of ten for enjoyment. It’s awesome.”
Last weekend’s finals took place at the Alstonville Leisure and Entertainment Centre and the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Fellow player Cooper Walls, of Alstonville, also enjoys the sport’s hectic action.
“Most of the time it’s fun and really energetic,” he said. “It’s ten out of ten for enjoyment.”
Meanwhile, a fun futsal morning for players is taking place this Saturday.
The World Cup Carnival Day will feature skills coaching and plenty of entertainment.
It takes place at the Alstonville Leisure and Entertainment Centre in Commercial Rd (9am-noon).