With warmer weather around the corner summer sporting competitions will soon take place.
If you’re looking for a fun, fast and friendly way to stay fit this summer then futsal could be right up your alley.
Futsal is a fast-paced game of football, played on a smaller version of a football field usually inside, and on a harder surface such as floorboards.
Wallerawang Futsal is looking for more players to join its weekly night-time competition.
Teams play five-a-side for 40 minutes and are required to have three boys and two girls on the court at all times.
Wallerawang futsal players Jessie and Brock Ringin said futsal was a great way to have fun with mates.
“It’s a great way to better my football skills for outdoor, but at the same time socialise and stay fit,” Jessie said.
Brock said he looked forward to coming out each week to play.
“I absolutely love it. It’s fast, it’s great exercise but most of all it’s fun,” he said.
The boys have been playing for over five years at Wallerawang and have had the chance to compete at elite futsal competitions.
Wallerawang Futsal competition organiser Carleen Chapman said that some of the players were able to take part in state competitions at Orange, Penrith and Blacktown.
“If you’re really into the sport you can have the opportunity to play at a higher level, or you can just keep playing for fun,” she said.
Carleen urged more boys, girls, ladies and men to get involved.
“It’s open to everyone, whether you want to better your skills or stay fit, it helps you think faster, move faster and be healthier.” she said.
She also said not to be worried if you have never played before.
“It’s really easy going and there is always someone there to help you out with rules if you’re unsure,” she said.
Carleen also said it was up to teams whether they wanted to nominate the bare five or to have substitutes when playing.
“It’s a shorter, faster game. You can play with or without subs and if you’re short one week you can borrow a player from another team,” she said.
“Everyone is always willing to help out, I’ve even got people asking me if there is a second game they can play because they enjoy it that much.”
Age categories run from U4’s right through to seniors in an all aged mixed competition.
Competition commences Wednesday, October 17 for seniors and Friday, October 19 for juniors.
Nominations for teams or individuals can be made by contacting Carleen Chapman on 0402 205 070.