Play Futsal

Play Futsal in Victoria!

Click below to find your local Futsal club or centre.

Steps to Self-Register to Play Futsal in Victoria

  1. Go to www.playfootball.com.au
  2. Select: Where Can I Play?
  3. Select your age group
  4. Enter: FV Futsal
  5. Click on: Start My Registration
  6. Select: Role (e.g. Player), Futsal, Community
  7. Click on: Get Started
  8. Select the person you are registering for
  9. Click on: Continue
  10. Select your club and the age group.
  11. Fill in your details, pay on line and submit.
  12. An emailed receipt will be sent to you.

The annual Futsal player registration fee is:

$26.00 for 18 years of age and below
$36.00 for 19 years of age and above

This entitles registration for FV Futsal player from January 1 - December 31:

  • to play in any affiliated Futsal centre in Victoria, as displayed in the FV Centres Directory
  • to play for any affiliated FV Futsal Clubs or entities, as displayed in the FV Clubs Directory
  • to play in any FV Futsal run events and tournaments including the annual FV State Futsal Championships
  • to trial or participate in the FV Futsal State Representative Squad Program.
     


What is Futsal?

Futsal is the only form of ‘indoor football’ or ‘five-a-side’ that is officially approved by FIFA and Football Federation Australia. It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the world, is played in over 100 countries and boasts millions of players around the world.

Futsal is an exciting, popular football format, played indoors on a smaller, hard court with boundary lines, catering for all age groups, all genders and skill levels.

Futsal is played between two teams of five players, including a goalkeeper, with unlimited substitutions permitted. Futsal is also played with a smaller, harder, low-bounce ball. The surface, ball, and rules combine for a high-skill format, that favours excellent ball control. The emphasis is on creativity and technique.

Key features of Futsal include:
 

  1. Played on an indoor court, smaller than a football pitch, with a smaller ball
  2. No offside rule. Players can get more touches on the ball and score more goals than traditional outdoor football
  3. Unlimited substitutions are available during the match
  4. Improves players decision making skills
  5. Gain more confidence on the ball and increase decision making
  6. Have fun with friends and tests your skills

The Origins of Futsal

The name 'Futsal' is derived from the Portuguese, futebol de salão and the Spanish, fútbol de salón (colloquially fútbol sala), which can be translated as "hall football" or "indoor football".

The origins of futsal can be traced back to Uruguay in 1930, where amid the euphoria that greeted the country’s victory at the inaugural FIFA World Cup on home soil, there was a football being kicked on every street corner in their capital, Montevideo.

Juan Carlos Ceriani, an Argentinean physical education instructor living there at the time, observed many young people practicing football on basketball courts owing to the shortage of football pitches.  It was there and then that the idea for a five-a-side variation of football came about.