State Representative Program

Victorian State Futsal Coach and Team Manager Applications
2022 National Futsal Championships, Gold Coast, Queensland

Applications close on 5th October 2021 at 5pm

VICNFC


Football Victoria (FV) is seeking applications from Coaches and Team Managers for Victorian state representative squads due to compete at the 2022 National Futsal Championships (NFC).

The National Futsal Championships is the largest of Football Australia’s national tournaments, with close to 1,000 participants from over 100 teams being involved from states and territories across Australia and historically representative teams from Solomon Islands and New Zealand have also participated.

Dates
NFC22 will be held between 5-9 January 2022 on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Age Groups

Male

Female

12 Boys

-

13 Boys

13 Girls

14 Boys

-

15 Boys

15 Girls

16 Boys

17 Girls

Youth Men (17-19)

Youth Women

Open Men 

Open Women

Athletes with Disability (AWD)


Coach and Team Manager applications will close on 5th October 2021 at 5pm with appointments commencing in mid-October 2021.

Remuneration will be provided post the NFC to Coaches and Team Managers to cover expenses. Coaches and Team Managers will need to be available for trials and training sessions (when government restrictions allow) in the lead up to the tournament.

The following details the process of selection for Coaches and Team managers of all Victorian State Futsal representative squads to compete at NFC22:

Selection Process – Coaches

It is preferable that Coach applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Actively involved in Futsal at a Football Victoria affiliated centre/club 
  • Hold an AFC Futsal Level 1 License accreditation (preferable)
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or appropriate exemption
  • Support FV Futsal Strategy and direction 
  • Demonstrated communication, organisation and leadership skills
  • Open to ongoing coach development opportunities in 2022 ahead of NFC23 in Melbourne


Selection Process – Team Managers

Team Manager applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Team Managers must have daily email and mobile phone access
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) or appropriate exemption
  • Support FV and FA Futsal Strategy and direction

Applicants interested in applying for a State Futsal Representative role will be required to undergo the following:

  • Complete the online ‘Expression of Interest’ Form
  • Undergo an interview process (if required).

Click here to complete the online Expression of Interest Form  

For further information or if you have any queries please contact futsal@footballvictoria.com.au 
 


 


NFC23


Football Victoria (FV) is delighted to announce that Victoria will host the National Futsal Championships (NFC) in January 2023.

The championships began in 1980 and since then have united Australia’s finest talent for five days of fast paced, goal-laden quality Futsal, providing competitors, officials and spectators with memories to last a lifetime.

The NFC is the largest of Football Australia’s national tournaments, with close to 1,000 participants from over 100 teams being involved from states and territories across Australia and historically representative teams from Solomon Islands and New Zealand have also participated.

The announcement is a major boost for Futsal in Victoria, following FV’s reassurance earlier this year to unite and develop the sport.

Victoria was granted hosting rights by Football Australia following a comprehensive nomination process, which also saw Queensland win the opportunity to host the upcoming NFC in January 2022. 

By granting the hosting rights in two different cities over the next two years, it allows the NFC to be promoted and showcased as a truly national tournament.

FV’s Head of Futsal, Anthony Grima, highlighted that hosting a major national tournament will have a considerable impact on Futsal in our state.

“This is a huge win for Futsal in Victoria and one for me that should be dedicated to the many amazing individuals who are at the heart of the Futsal community here in Victoria. Hosting the NFC will leave a lasting legacy for Futsal and football in Victoria and inspire and enable more people to take up this amazing sport,” Grima said.

“In what will already be an exciting year for our state, as a host city of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM,  hosting the National Futsal Championships will also allow us to showcase the best that Australian Futsal has to offer and highlight the various pathway opportunities that are available. At the same time locally, we can continue to invest in the resources needed to ensure Victoria’s own Futsal community can deliver the best possible experiences for Futsal players, coaches, referees, clubs and centres across the state.”

“As the Minister announced back on 16th of May, we will also see the Home of the Matildas facility being built in Bundoora, which will include an international size Futsal pitch,” Grima said.

Kimon Taliadoros, Chief Executive Officer of Football Victoria echoed Grima’s sentiment, expressing the NFC will not only benefit Victoria’s Futsal and football community, but our state as a whole.

“Victoria is the home of sport. Our culture is built around it. It is ingrained in everything we do. The tourism and events industry makes a significant contribution to Victoria through economic growth, employment and exports,” he said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for the people of Victoria. By hosting the National Futsal Championships, we will further enhance the state’s ability to host events and tournaments and support the Victorian economy by bringing interstate visitors back to Melbourne to experience the wide range of products, services and experiences that this great state has to offer.”

Futsal has been on the national agenda for some time now, with Football Australia recently having released the ‘XI Principles - for the future of Australian football.’

Principle IV calls for the establishment of a national agenda for Futsal and Beach Soccer and to investigate the creation of new products to grow the game. The NFC will feed into this Principle and is expected to become a significant event on the Australian football calendar.

James Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Football Australia was pleased with the outcome and looks forward to growing the Futsal footprint in Australia.

“As part of our clear strategic agenda, we outlined a vision to create a national program for futsal and beach soccer by working closely with our member Federations in a unified, inclusive and collaborative manner.

“With the culmination of this process, we are delighted that Football Queensland and Football Victoria will be hosting the National Futsal Championships in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

“There is a clear appetite throughout Australia for football to increase its imprint through futsal and beach soccer. Queensland and Victoria now have the opportunity to showcase this and bring it to life over the next two years, in a way never seen before, Johnson said.
 


 

NFCQLD

Football Australia recently confirmed that the National Futsal Championships (NFC) will return to the football calendar in 2022.

Following a comprehensive nomination process, dual hosting rights have been granted to Football Queensland for the 2022 championships and Football Victoria in 2023.

By granting the hosting rights over the next two years in two different cities, it allows the National Futsal Championships to be promoted and showcased as a truly national tournament.

For 2022, Football Queensland will host the NFC on the Gold Coast from 5 – 9 January, as part of Summer Festival of Futsal, which will also include tournaments and programs for Beach soccer, Blind football and Powerchair.

James Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Football Australia, was pleased with the outcome and looks forward to growing the futsal footprint in Australia.

As part of our clear strategic agenda, we outlined a vision to create a national program for futsal and beach soccer by working closely with our Member Federations in a unified, inclusive and collaborative manner. 

“With the culmination of this process, we are delighted that Football Queensland and Football Victoria will be hosting the National Futsal Championships in 2022 and 2023 respectively. 

“There is a clear appetite throughout Australia for football to increase its imprint through futsal and beach soccer.  Queensland and Victoria now have the opportunity to showcase this and bring it to life over the next two years, in a way never seen before,” Johnson said.

The Football Queensland hosted tournament, will be the first time that the NFC will be held as part of a Summer Festival of Futsal, providing participants an opportunity to extend their stay to be part of Australia’s biggest club-based futsal tournament.

2022 NFC Details:
National Futsal Championships (as part of the Summer Festival of Futsal)
5–9 January 2022
Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland