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THE MAGAZINE OF NEW ZEALAND FOOTBALL FUTSAL

ISSUE 15 FEBRUARY 2016

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2015 YEAR IN REVIEW NATIONAL LEAGUE

OFC“The CHAMPIONSHIP w Zealand Football| FUTSAL Power ofPREVIEW Five” Black & White AROUND THE FEDERATIONS TRANS-PACIFIC CUP FUTSAL IN HUNGARY


University student in Futsal Trans Pacific Cup University of Auckland Commerce student Dylan Manickum played in the Futsal Trans Pacific Cup held in Auckland recently, as a member of the New Zealand Futsal Whites. There he was selected to play for the National team at the OFC Futsal Championships in Suva in February. Flanker Dylan has been a member of the National team since its set up in 2010, joining University of Auckland alumnus and Futsal Whites captain Marvin Eakins again in the December competition. As well as playing in the University’s Interfaculty Futsal tournament, Dylan was a member of the representative University Men’s team that placed first in New Zealand and second overall at the inaugural National University Futsal Champs in 2015. He was awarded the ‘Golden Boot’ Award for most goals scored, as well as being selected to play in the Auckland Football Federation team with fellow student Aalok Paudel and alumni Ellias Billeh, Bakr Al-Saudi and Marvin Eakins.

Dylan Manickum receiving the Golden Boot Award at the 2015 National University Futsal Championships.

Following a busy year for Futsal, a number of University students were selected for other representative regional teams. Named in the 2015 Northern Federation team training squad are Oliver Walsh, Harry Wick, Naji Ghamri, Mohamed Sabri, Ameer Singh, Charles Robertson, Morgan Borrett, Declan Peach, Daniel Culpan, Naji Ghamri and Josh McDonald, with alumnus Aron Prosch the Futsal Development Manager for Northern Football Federation. The University has partnered with New Zealand Football since 2014, and the Football club with Auckland Football Federation, in a bid to provide more growth opportunities for all students involved.

Dylan (right) playing for Commerce in the University’s 2015 Interfaculty Futsal Tournament.

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Hello and welcome to the first edition of the Power of Five for 2016. 2015 has been another step forward for the development of futsal in New Zealand. Participation based leagues have again grown exponentially across New Zealand and we have retained one of the most effective development departments in the NZF/federation workforce. National competitions continue to grow in numbers and/or quality and events such as the NZSS Futsal Championships have now become foundation platforms on which to build regular regional/local participation. Our programmes such as the College Futsal Programme have developed large player bases but also a new workforce of coaches, referees and administrators building the local delivery system to service this generation of futsal participation. The young person’s (teenage) decline in sport is being bridged to some extent now through our developing relationships in the university/tertiary sector. 2015 saw

the inaugural National University Futsal Championships take place, initiating a ‘top-down’ marketing approach to futsal participation through raising awareness of the sport’s pathways. Futsal leagues have now been established at six universities across New Zealand with plans in place from MOUs signed this year to increase partnership opportunities in futsal development as a whole between the university/tertiary sector and NZF.

The Futsal Whites had a successful 2015 and have made a promising start to this year as they come to the end of the ‘Qualify 2016’ plan - with the ultimate prize of taking part in FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. Three major international tournaments took place in New Zealand, including the inaugural Commonwealth and Trans Pacific Futsal Cups. The Futsal Whites contested ten international matches and moved up the rankings to become the highest placed Oceania team for the first time in history.

The NZF Futsal brand continues to push its meaning across New Zealand. By the close of 2015 our live streaming network reached close to one million minutes viewed. Our futsal specific Facebook channel continues to grow in likes and reach along with the community tri-annual round ups through our international standards accredited Power of Five publication. Meanwhile, TV3 and Sky Sports Magazine both picked up on the rapid growth in popularity of futsal in New Zealand, and in another first for futsal, these major news organisations came to us rather than us going to them.

In conclusion - much more work is to be done to solidify futsal as a top tier sporting option for New Zealanders as stated in the 2013-15 plan. However, we have built the systems and set the foundation. Get in behind the Futsal Whites in February and see you on the court in 2016! Yours in futsal Dave Payne NZ Football Futsal Development Manager

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JANUARY - APRIL ST PATRICK’S AND MAGS RETAIN SCHOOLS’ TITLES

St Patrick’s College and Mt Albert Grammar retained their senior titles at the fifth annual New Zealand Secondary School Futsal (NZSSF) Championships in Wellington in March. St Patrick’s required a dramatic penalty shootout in a local derby against Rongotai College to secure their second successful senior boys’ title, while Mt Albert Grammar made it three in a row in the girls’ open final by cruising to a 14-1 victory over Cashmere High School. St Andrew’s College secured their first junior boys’ national title with a 5-3 victory over Hamilton Boys’ High School.. New Zealand Football Futsal Development Manager Dave Payne was delighted with the expanded 63 team competition. “It is particularly rewarding to see the increasingly important role that futsal is playing in the college sporting scene in New Zealand,” he said.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

NZ Football Futsal and the Futsal Whites were on the road over once again over the winter with a series of futsal roadshows in each of the seven football federations. Meanwhile the portable futsal court purchased by the FIFA U-20 World Cup Local Organising Committee continued to play a major role in NZF’s Futsal Development Programme throughout the year, travelling

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the length of the country as part of the roadshows. The journey culminated in a week long ‘residency’ at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, which saw the court in constant action,hosting mini-tournaments for all ages, a Futsal Whites v ‘All Stars’ game‘ and an exhibition match between the national league sides of Auckland and Northern.

FUTSAL WHITES CLOSE GAP ON FUTSALROOS The Futsal Whites put up their strongest performance yet in the fourth annual Trans-Tasman Cup against the Australian Futsalroos in July, in Wellington. Scott Gilligan’s side put in a huge effort in the opening game before going down 4-2. The Aussies were too strong in Game Two, winning 6-1, but an inspired comeback

from New Zealand in the final game saw the two teams locked at 2-2 in the final stages. A late winner from Man-of-theSeries Daniel Fogarty sealed a 3-2 victory for the top-twenty ranked Futsalroos.

FIFTH NATIONAL JUNIOR & YOUTH NATIONALS

52 teams took part in the country’s premier youth futsal event, which saw Auckland beat Capital 4-1 in the Girls’ U-19s final, while Mainland took the U-15 title after a hard fought 4-2 win over Auckland. In the boys’ event, Mainland and WaiBOP were the dominant federations with WaiBOP coming from behind against Northern to win 2-1 in extra time in a thrilling U-19s final. Mainland meanwhile, won both the U-16s and U-14s, beating Waikato 3-0 and Capital 8-2 respectively.

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FUTSAL REVIEW 2015

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MAY - AUGUST LIVE STREAMING HITS THE MARK NZF Football’s newly launched live stream channel hit the airwaves during the July NZF Futsal competition programme at ASB Stadium in Wellington. By the year’s end 930,375 minutes of futsal had been viewed by 55,611 unique viewers across the world, with an average duration of 15.5 minutes per view.

FUTSAL WHITES GO DOWN TO MALAYSIA Malaysia set up a winner-take-all final Commonwealth Cup match in July after a 5-2 victory over the Futsal Whites in Wellington.

New Zealand’s goals came from a stunning volley from Daniel Burns and a back-post finish from Capital starlet Luc Saker, playing in his first series for the Futsal Whites.

FUTSAL WHITES TOO STRONG FOR VANUATU

FUTSALROOS EDGE MALAYSIA TO WIN COMMONWEALTH CUP

A back-post finish from Wade Giovenali midway through the second half was all that separated Australia and Malaysia in the inaugural Commonwealth Cup Final in Wellington in July.

A goal avalanche from the Futsal Whites saw them rack up their highest ever score at home, a 10-4 mauling of Vanuatu in Wellington, to finish third in the inaugural Commonwealth Cup tournament. After going two goals down early New Zealand responded in style, lead by a hattrick from Kareem Osman (below) and a brace by Dylan Manickum.

NZ UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS LAUNCHED The rise of futsal on the New Zealand sporting landscape continued in late August with the first annual NZF National University Futsal Championships at Massey University, Albany.

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Five teams from New Zealand tertiary institutions, along with eventual winners, University of New Caledonia, competed in the Men’s Championship, while three took part in the Women’s Championship that was won by AUT.


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SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

RESOURCES, PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE

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GOALS FOR SCHOOLS project · 50% of partnered schools FEDERATION HUBS developed · Correct markings laid in facilities be utilised · Sports partnerships to enable greater multi use of facilities · Regional Home of Futsal established NATIONAL HOME OF FUTSAL · National development centre for futsal development established

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COORDINATOR PROGRAMME developed and implemented · Community futsal coordinators recruited · Community Futsal Coordinators trained COACH PROGRAMME developed and implemented · x140 Intro Coaches · x70 Level 1 Coaches · x70 Level 2 Futsal Coaches · x15 OFC C Licence Coaches REFEREE PROGRAMME developed and implemented · x140 Intro Referees · x70 Level 1 Futsal Referees

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FUTSAL ROAD SHOWS implemented Nationwide · x7 key target group Road Shows held annually INTERNATIONAL FUTSAL 5’S COMPETITION Plan developed and implemented · NZ 5’s International Tournament held in NZ by 2020 TRANS TASMAN CUP held in NZ · Trans Tasman Cup contested annually

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EVENTS AND COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAMME implemented

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MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS PLAN developed and implemented 21

‘PROJECT FUTSAL’ Campaign developed and implemented · Detailed annual marketing plan in place underpinning key activation to participation strategy

CAPITAL ON TOP AFTER SERIES ONE AND TWO Capital propelled themselves to the top of NZF Futsal National League 2016 after Series One and Two in Napier and Wellington in October and November respectively. The Wellingtonians’ red hot form was too strong for all-comers, winning ten from and securing a playoff spot before even stepping on the court in for Series Three in Auckland in December.

NZF’s ‘FORTNIGHT OF FUTSAL’ The innovations continued for NZF Futsal in December with the launch of the ‘Fortnight of Futsal’, which saw a FIFA Futsal Coaching Course, Series Three of the Futsal National League, the Trans

NATIONAL FUTSAL Participation Pathway developed and implemented · National Futsal League Development Plan created · Expanded National Men’s Futsal League Implemented · National Youth Championships Implemented · NZ Secondary School Championships Implemented · National University Futsal Championships Implemented · National Business Futsal Championships Implemented REGIONAL FUTSAL Participation Pathway developed and implemented · Regional College Futsal Championships in place at all 7 federations · Regional College Alumni Futsal Championships in place across all 7 federations LOCAL FUTSAL Participation Pathway developed and implemented · Competition alignment and quality monitoring process in place · Local Competition Guide to Match Day Format implemented across all 7 federations · 27,000 high engagement participants by December 2020

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SOCIAL MEDIA Plan in place · Full time social media plan established and resourced 23 FUTSAL WEBPAGE developed · Key landing site on NZF page that clearly identifies where you can play futsal as the key message 24 ANNUAL LIVE STREAMING/TV Plans in Place · All national and domestic based international competitions either live streamed or televised

SCHOOLS Programmes Expansion · Schools Programmes delivered to 30,000 participants annually · NCEA Level 2 and 3 Credits Developed and Implemented COLLEGE ALUMNI Futsal Programme Retention & Growth Programme developed and implemented · X % of College Players continuing through to Alumni/Senior Competitions BUSINESS HOUSE Engagement Plan ‘Futsal Works’ developed and implemented · x Amount of Business’s aligned to “Futsal Works” Programme VAR5ITY Programme developed and implemented · x7 Federations aligned to regional Universities and Tertiary Institutions delivering and assisting with delivery of futsal development programmes and competitions FOOTBALL CLUB Engagement Strategy · X Clubs integrated futsal into club structure

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FUTSAL TALENT Performance Pathway developed · Futsal Skills and Talent Programme Established · Regional Futsal Skills and Talent Programme in place in x 7 Federations INTERNATIONAL FUTSAL Participation Pathway Developed and Implemented · Futsal Whites High Performance Programme in place · Futsal Ferns High Performance Programme in place · International Player Placement Programme Developed and Implemented

Pacific Cup and the FC Ferrand Challenge sandwiched in to a busy pre-Christmas menu. Fiji and New Caledonia club side FC Ferrand both visited New Zealand shores, playing the Futsal Whites, and the national league teams of Auckland and WaiBOP at ASB Stadium in Kohimarama.

FIVE FROM FIVE FOR FUTSAL WHITES

The Futsal Whites preparation for OFC Futsal Championship in Fiji continued in December with a hat-trick of wins over OFC opponents Fiji. This was followed by a pair of wins over New Caledonian Super Ligue side FC Ferrand 5-1 and 4-1.

NZF OUTLINE FUTSAL ‘MAP TO SUCCESS’ In December, New Zealand Football outlined its four year plan - a ‘Map to Success’ with a following goal: To make futsal the best and biggest, small sided sport [in New Zealand] and the world’s leading futsal development system.’ The plan focuses on three key areas: SYSTEMS AND STRATEGY ‘We are a performance driven, world class futsal delivery system’ • Strategic partnerships • Resources, planning and performance • Coach, referee and administrator education pathway • Spaces and places • Sustainability AWARENESS AND ENGAGEMENT ‘We are seen experienced and talked about’ • Marketing and communications plan • Events and community awareness programme PARTICIPATION FOCUS ‘We deliver an al-inclusive, allencompassing community engagement pathway’ • Participation pathway • Community engagement programmes • Performance pathway

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COACHES ‘RAISE THE BAR’ ON FIFA /NZF LEVEL 2 COURSE IN DECEMBER NZF Futsal National League coaches and federation staff from around New Zealand took part in the FIFA Futsal Coaching Course conducted by Scott Gilligan in Auckland in December. The course was tailored to incorporate NZF Futsal Level 2 coaching content while at the same time providing the first step for participants to complete OFC Futsal ‘C’ Licence accreditation in 2016. The course covered a range of topics, including game training phases/session structure, tactics, player development/profiles and physical preparation. With theory and practical sessions taking place at the University of Auckland, the course formed part of a busy ‘fortnight of futsal’, which included the final series of the NZF Futsal National League, Trans-Pacific Cup and the FC Ferrand Challenge. For FIFA Futsal Instructor Gilligan it was the third FIFA-sponsored course conducted in collaboration with New Zealand Football’s futsal programme, with previous courses in 2012 and 2013, and the Futsal Whites coach was pleased with the knowledge and enthusiasm participants displayed throughout the week. “It was good to see so many coaching abilities from the different federations. For sure we had different levels of expertise, but the participants adapted well,” Gilligan said.

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But the Futsal Whites coach also stressed the importance of the work that will follow the course, as NZF Futsal gears up to cater for over 18,000 registered players nationwide. “Having the best available coaches from throughout New Zealand here this week, will certainly augur well for the future, but only if that they can go back to their own federations to pass on the knowledge gained, by delivering programmes to the coaches and youth that are coming through.” Auckland Football Futsal Development Assistant Nic Downes was pleased to be part of a course that focused on ‘raising the bar’ in domestic futsal coaching. “It was a really enjoyable week and all about generating more futsal knowledge from Scott and the other top guys from around the country,” Downes said.

“It is also pleasing to see the methodology that NZF have introduced in football being brought across to futsal as well. This definitely gives you a process to follow when you are coaching to create an environment that will impact the players.” Course participants Futsal South: Darren Hart, Michael Sannum, Hayley Stirling Mainland: Ben Wright, Sam Lapslie, Ronan Naicker Capital: Said Soleimanpour, Enrico Meirelles, Sam Blackburn Central: Matt Wallace, Mark Cozens, Chris Greatholder, Josh Margetts WaiBOP: Joe Dixon, Dominic O’Sullivan, Auckland: Marvin Eakins, Nic Downes, Nathan Robertson, Bakr Al-Saudi Northern: Aron Prosch, Felipe Bernardi, Morgan Borrett NZF Futsal: Richard Bell Dave Payne


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2015 NATIONAL LEAGUE

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AUCKLAND CLAIM THIRD TITLE, CAPITAL MISS OUT AGAIN AFTER TOPPING TABLE Auckland were crowned NZF Futsal National League champions for the third time in December following a commanding 4-0 win over Futsal South at ASB Stadium in Kohimarama, Auckland. The result never really looked in doubt, from the fourth minute when Auckland’s Kareem Osman cut inside his marker to drill a low shot past South goalkeeper Fraser Hunter. Dylan Manickum gave the home side a 2-0 cushion with a fine solo effort after ten minutes, capitalising on an under-hit pass to speed down the court and round Hunter to finish. Auckland coach Nathan Robertson took full advantage of the experience and depth across his squad to control the tempo of the remainder of the first half and following the break, veteran Bakr Al Saudi was on hand at the back post to finish a sweeping counter attack instigated by Manickum to put the game beyond South’s reach. A tired and depleted South squad fought valiantly in the latter stages of the match, and despite some forays into the opposition half, they could not find a way through a resolute Auckland defence. With two minutes left on

the clock, Manickum combined brilliantly with skipper Marvin Eakins to put Osman clear again, with the Futsal White marksman finishing clinically from wide to seal victory for his side. In scoring his fifteenth goal of the season, Osman claimed the Golden Boot and also laid to rest the ‘ghosts’ of previous lost national league finals while skippering this year’s beaten semi-finalists, Capital. “I’ve played in five finals and continued to get a silver medal, so it’s a relief”, Osman said. “We had a good game plan and we were mostly sticking to what we knew we could do, in getting guys isolated who could take people one on one. We did that early and got some momentum.” Robertson was particularly pleased with his side’s third title in six seasons, and the first one captured on their home court following victories in Wellington in 2012 and Napier in 2013. “(The win) is right up there. To go through two series’ unbeaten having lost a couple of games to Capital, basically it was all about finals footy. My boys deserve the victory and it was a great team effort,” Robertson said.

“A lot of the youth guys stood up and took control and that’s the development we’ve put in to these guys, bringing them through. Credit to the senior players also, in being able to cope and work together. (This team has) great depth and great opportunities for up and comers as well.” For Darren Hart’s South, the disappointment of losing in their first ever final was tempered somewhat by an excellent showing in the finals series, and in particular their performance in an unforgettable semifinal, in which the nine man South squad shocked title favourites and minor premiers Capital 6-0 in an outstanding display of counter-attacking futsal. “You are never happy to lose, there’s always that air of disappointment, but ultimately when we look back with hindsight we’ll be pretty proud of where we’ve come out,” Hart said. “Nobody would have given us a much of a chance taking on Capital and we put a lot into that semi-final. But on reflection, it’s the first time Futsal South have made the final and we’ll come back next year and hopefully take it one step further.”


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ASB NATIONAL FUTSAL LEAGUE Results 2015 Series 1 Pettigrew Arena, Napier

Series 2 ASB Sports Centre, Wellington

Series 3 ASB Stadium, Auckland

Central-Manawatu Capital Central-Manawatu Northern Central-Hawke’s Bay WaiBOP Auckland Central-Manawatu Central-Hawke’s Bay Capital WaiBOP Auckland South Central-Hawke’s Bay Capital Auckland Northern Mainland Central-Hawke’s Bay WaiBOP

Mainland Northern Central - Hawke’s Bay South Mainland Northern Mainland South Auckland Mainland Capital South Northern Capital Central - Hawke’s Bay Capital South Northern WaiBOP Mainland

Auckland Central - Manawatu Auckland South Central - Hawke’s Bay Central - Manawatu WaiBOP Capital Central - Manawatu Auckland Capital WaiBOP South Central - Manawatu Central - Hawke’s Bay Northern

Capital South Auckland Central - Mwtu Mainland Central - HB WaiBOP Northern

9 Central-Hawke’s Bay 6 6 WaiBOP 2 3 Auckland 6 1 South 5 2 Mainland 6 5 South 7 7 WaiBOP 2 4 Mainland 4 5 South 10 5 Northern 2 6 Central-Manawatu 9 1 Capital 2 6 Mainland 3 4 Northern 1 4 South 3 5 Mainland 3 0 Central-Manawatu 4 0 Capital 3 3 Auckland 6 5 Northern 4

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Capital Auckland Central-Mwtu South WaiBOP Mainland Central - HB Northern

6 South 1 0 Auckland 7 6 Central - Manawatu 11 2 WaiBOP 1 1 Auckland 8 0 Capital 6 3 WaiBOP 4 4 Central - Hawke’s Bay 4 9 Central - Manawatu 6 8 Northern 5 7 Central - Hawke’s Bay 4 6 Central - Manawatu 8 0 WaiBOP 6 5 Auckland 1 4 WaiBOP 8 11 Central - Manawatu 1 3 Auckland 6 8 Central - Hawke’s Bay 5 2 Capital 3 3 Central - Manawatu 4

P W D L F A GD Pts 10 10 0 0 52 16 36 30 10 8 0 2 56 28 28 24 10 6 1 3 59 57 2 19 10 5 1 4 47 43 4 16 10 4 0 6 41 45 -4 12 10 3 1 6 37 42 -5 10 10 1 1 8 43 70 -27 4 10 1 0 9 21 55 -34 3

Semi-Final 1: Capital 0 Futsal South 6 (R. Ali 3, R. Hulleman 2, B. Wallace) Semi-Final 2: Capital 3 (D. Manickum 3) Central - Manawatu 1 (J. Steele)

Grand Final: Auckland 4 (D. Manickum 2, B. Al Saudi, K Osman) Futsal South 0

Golden Boot : 15 Kareem Osman (Auckland) 14 Danny Wilson (Central-Hawke’s Bay) 14 Ehsan Aslani (WaiBOP) 14 Harrison Gregory (Central-Hawke’s Bay) 14 Joshua Smith (Central -Manawatu) 14 Seule Soroman (Central -Manawatu) 13 Miroslav Malivuk (Capital) 13 Rahan Ali (Futsal South) 12 Andrew Abba (Capital) 12 Stephen Ashby-Peckham (Auckland)

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Benjamin Lapslie (Mainland) Luc Saker (Capital) Adam Cowan (Central -Manawatu) Michael Sannum (Futsal South)

MVP: Adam Cowan (Central – Manawatu) Golden Glove: Fraser Hunter (Futsal South)

Capital Auckland Central-Mwtu Futsal South Mainland WaiBOP Central-HB Northern

6 Northern 1 Capital 4 WaiBOP 5 Northern 2 Mainland 5 South 4 Central - Hawke’s Bay 6 Mainland 4 Northern 2 South 2 Central - Hawke’s Bay 2 Mainland 2 Capital 5 WaiBOP 3 Auckland 3 Mainland

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school participation numbers and provide more formalised leagues and tournaments with our local schools.

after losing many experienced National League and Futsal White players over the space of a few months. Although the team finished eighth, they showed plenty of promise and the season provided some valuable experience for our youth players, where the average team age dropped from 29 in 2014 to 20 in 2015.

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Northern Women’s National League Champions 2015.

growth, we need to have a strong team to support our rapid current growth. 2015 has been a very successful year for personal development in our region with 60 new coaches and 52 referees receiving accreditation. A special mention needs to be directed to Chris Casey and Jamie Mew for completing their Futsal Level Two Certificates and Campbell Kirk-Waugh for supervising and educating our next generation of referees. Our futsal development team consisting of Aron Prosch (FsDM) Felipe De Marchi Bernardi (FsDO) and Morgan Borrett (Coach) all attended the NZF Level 2 Futsal coaching course-pilot where they had the opportunity to test their knowledge and challenge themselves further in the tactical aspect of futsal coaching and delivery. It was a truly rewarding experience for all who participated from around the country, with Futsal Whites Coach, Scott Gilligan leading the four day course. nff.org.nz

Auckland

Fun Futsal Centres

Where: Mt Wellington Tennis Club, 50 Dunkirk Rd, Pt England When: Sunday morning (weekly) Starts: February 7, 2016 Time: Sunday 9.00am – 10.30am Who: 5 – 11 year olds Cost: $40 for 10 weeks Contact: Martin Jona 021 028 60977 or Marvin Eakins 021 933 953 Where: Avondale College Sports Gymnasium, Rosebank Road, Avondale When: Sunday afternoon (weekly) Starts: February 14, 2016 Who: Under-7s, Under-9s, Under-12s Cost: $70 for 8 weeks. $10 per casual visit. Ask about our family rates! Contact: Bobby Hart 021 0291 2018 or Marvin Eakins 021 933 953

Futsal Leagues

East City Futsal Junior, Youth and Senior Leagues For more information please use the contact details below: (09) 579 0652 secretary@eastcityfutsal.org.nz www.eastcityfutsal.org.nz

Upcoming leagues: Term 1 Premiers Mondays 10th and 11th Grade 12th and 13th Grade Youth 14th – 17th Senior B Sundays Senior B Wednesdays Senior League Where: Howick Leisure Centre When: Sunday evening (weekly), 7pm to 9pm Starts: February 21, 2016 University of Auckland – Men’s League When: Friday nights, Semester 1 Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm Where: University of Auckland, City Campus Recreation Centre Mixed League Where: University of Auckland, Epsom Campus Gymnasium When: Sunday nights Starts: Term 4, 2015 Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm


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South Auckland Junior/Youth/Senior Futsal Leagues Starts: Term 1 College League – Boys, Girls When: Friday afternoons Starts: Term 1, 2016 Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm Where: Auckland Netball Centre Cost: $250 per team For more information or to register your teams contact: Marvin Eakins 021 933 953 Intermediate League - Mixed When: Friday afternoons Starts: Term 1, 2016 Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm Where: Auckland Netball Centre Cost: $250 per team For more information or to register your teams contact: Marvin Eakins 021 933 953 Futsal Development Programme Futsal specific training programme for youth boys and girls looking to focus on developing their Futsal knowledge and ability.

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Junior/Youth/Senior For information regarding leagues, coach education and refereeing for all ages or about futsal in general please contact AFF Futsal Development Officer Marvin Eakins on 021 933 953. E: marvin@aucklandfootball.org.nz E: nic@aucklandfootball.org.nz www.aucklandfootball.org.nz

WaiBOP

2015 - Highlights • Continued growth with record numbers in junior and high schools • Youth nationals success throughout Waikato and BOP with all squads showing improvement in performance year on year. Topped off by Waikato U-19 becoming ‘back to back’ champions • Young WaiBOP National League squad showing signs of continued improvement with records point total and a range of new players coming into the wider squad • BOP Secondary Schools Championships with every school

represented in the Western Bay, with representation from the Eastern and Central Bay • Futsal taking off at University of Waikato with male and female teams attending the New Zealand University Championships • University indoor football league now converted to futsal • Woman’s futsal growing with the first WaiBOP Women’s Futsal Championships and a WaiBOP team attending NZF Women’s Championships for the first time • College and NCEA programme up and running, helping grow the game and develop more referees, coaches, referees and administrators of the game • FIFA U-20 portable court for the duration of the world cup saw a huge amount of people participate in futsal for the first time • Establishing the futsal coordinator roles giving key people more responsibility within their club/school environment 2016 – What’s in store 2016 will see more of the same as 2015


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- we have numerous launched products and now is the time to establish, grow and improve each product so everyone is getting a quality experience with WaiBOP. The ‘Guide to Match Day’ will help to do this and formalise futsal in the region as a development tool for football but also a sport in its own right as well. 2016 will also see the launch of the following: • WaiBOP Senior Men’s Championships – Top Waikato teams from leagues playing off against top BOP teams • Waikato Secondary Schools Champs – For the first time giving us regional Secondary School tournaments in both

the Waikato and Bay of Plenty • Strong focus in growing our referee and coach base and giving them more opportunities to develop • More focus on developing girls and women’s futsal with more opportunities for females to play the game • All year round senior men’s premier leagues in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Futsal Season With the futsal season just around the corner in Term 1, leagues and programmes are now available to register for in all WaiBOP regions. For information or to register contact:

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Central

The Term 4 competitions in the Central Federation are once again very competitive. The number base continues to grow and the quality is getting higher each season. In the Manawatu the Senior Men’s Premier competition is being a hotly contested league with 4 of the 8 teams in with a good chance at winning the title. It has been really encouraging to see the junior and youth teams developing their futsal specific techniques and


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these players will no doubt represent the federation strongly in the near future. The Central Manawatu National League men’s competed well in 2015 and secured a semi-final position for the first time in the team’s history. Yet again Hawke’s Bay have successfully organised Term 4 futsal competitions. This year over 100 teams have participated at various levels. This is a testament to the hard work of the Hawke’s Bay Futsal and Central Football development staff this year. The Hawke’s Bay leagues are a great feeder for the National League men’s team. This young team has played some amazing futsal this season under the highly respected coach Chris Greatholder.

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With the calendar year coming to an end, the development staff are turning their attention to 2016 in what is shaping up to be a very exciting year for futsal in the Central Federation. With our programmes being a lot more streamlined and coordinated it will hopefully lead the sport of futsal into a great space for future development. We will hope to use the Futsal Whites activity at the Oceania Futsal Championships and World Cup (if all goes well with qualification) as promotion for our community programmes. www.hbfutsal.org.nz www.centralfootball.co.nz

Capital

• 197 teams played in Term 4, including 145 college teams and 40 junior teams - an estimated 1500 players are playing in Term 4 across all leagues • Capital semi-finalists in NZF Futsal National League, having gone unbeaten leading into Series 3 • Capital Football has used over 50 Futsal officials over the course of term 4 to ensure all 102 games are covered each week • Capital Football have announced Term 1 2016’s Junior competitions (Poster attached) www.capitalfootball.org.nz


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Mainland

Futsal Holiday Programme We held our final futsal holiday programme of 2015 in October. The programme was held at Bishopdale YMCA and, along with some of our National League futsal team, we also had two Canterbury United players taking the programme. We’re consistently getting about 40 kids on the programmes and usually more, which is great. NZF Futsal National League 2015 was a new cycle for our men’s team, with only a few players remaining from the title-winning side in 2014. However, the huge positive for us was the number of boys stepping up from our 16s and 19s boys’ teams to make their debuts along with the quality they showed. This can only bode well for the future. The team finished 5th and just missed out on a semi-final spot but the majority of the squad will be back in 2016 and will be better for the experience. Nationally, it was also brilliant to see a number of other federations with good, young players coming through.

College Programs We had two schools doing our NCEA programme in Term 4, with Marian College finishing off the work they started in Term 3, with Rudolf Steiner committing to the whole programme through Term 4. Steiner will finish off the rest of the programme in Term 1 2016. Competitions A number new competitions commenced in Term 4. First up, Mid-Canterbury started up new leagues in Ashburton with 36 teams competing from juniors through to seniors. They have an excellent new sport and recreational facility with futsal courts (pictures on this and the opposite page) able to run simultaneously. That’s more than any indoor facility currently on offer in Christchurch and with that comes the potential to host a future National event. Recently, we converted all our indoor summer leagues into futsal and these are now run under recognised futsal rules. This give us a consistent product that we are offering year round and an opportunity for

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players/teams to easily transition into futsal in the winter months. There were 85 teams competing. Our secondary school leagues ran with 44 teams but the big change here is that we were able to secure a new venue, Christchurch Football Academy. This allowed us to run eight courts simultaneously and we were able to send the majority of teams to one main venue. We had 47 teams competing in our Sunday and Wednesday leagues with the junior leagues the largest they have been in 2015. We have a number of exciting opportunities that we hope to push through in 2016. These include: • A new league in Lincoln • Full-court competitions for women on Sundays and secondary schools on Wednesdays • Primary school and intermediate school leagues on Fridays and Tuesday respectively. • New venues


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A slicker New Zealand emerged at halftime, and within two minutes Brayden Lissington set up skipper Marvin Eakins to steer home. Moments later, Luc Saker crossed for Margetts to finish at the back post. Five minutes into the second period the impressive Stephen Ashby-Peckham made it 4-0, picking his spot nicely from out wide. One minute later Micky Malivuk scored his first international goal since 2011 with a turn and finish inside the penalty area.

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AUCKLAND - The Futsal Whites overcame a slow start to beat Fiji 8-0 in the first match of the inaugural Trans-Pacific Cup at ASB Stadium in Auckland in December. New Zealand enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening stanza but the inexperienced Fijian side scrambled well to frustrate the Futsal Whites until just before halftime, when Kareem Osman scored from the penalty spot following a foul on Daniel Burns. Earlier, Josh Margetts had squandered the Futsal Whites best chance of the half, side-foot volleying over the bar after Lucas da Silva and Tai Barham combined to set up the Manawatu pivot with an open goal at the back post. Fiji meanwhile, struggled in possession to create clear-cut scoring opportunities, their best chance of the half falling after a long ball picked out Kelvin Singh in the NZ ‘D’,

Dylan Manickum’s deflected strike in the 30th minute made is six for New Zealand, then Jakub Sinkora finished a brisk counter attack instigated by Tai Barham to make it 7-0. Malivuk’s scrambled goal with eight minutes left on the clock rounded out the scoring action. Futsal Whites coach Scott Gilligan was pleased with his side’s second half effort following a hesitant opening twenty minutes. “The main problem in the first half was our distribution was very poor, and we were moving the ball a little bit slow. What I said to them (at half-time) was be patient, be confident in what we do. Fiji have had one shot in the half.”

Gilligan was also pleased at being able to try out different groups of four throughout the match. “We’ve got a few players who I know can cut back inside and look for the opportunities to shoot, we’ve got a few players who can hold the ball up a little bit deeper, some players who can distribute well. I was able to give some instructions to each quartet before they came on - this is what they (Fiji) are doing, and this is howC08. we break it up.” SC0959_NZFGuidelines16.pdf

Fijian coach Intiaz Khan was upbeat despite the defeat and was particularly happy with young side’s first half performance and the how they finished the game. “We are not disappointed, because we knew goals would be coming. When they did start to come we needed to be composed, but we just lost concentration. That is the difference between being experienced and a lack of experience, and there was a period of four or five minutes where they scored five goals. But this is why we are here, learning every day. It was great and tonight is certainly something we can build on.”


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Jakub Sinkora - on target for New Zealand in Game Three. Photo: WWW.PHOTOSPORT.CO.NZ

quickly taken free kick. The rest of the half was played at a frenetic pace, with both sides creating and squandering good chances. Kumar had a great opportunity to pull one back for Fiji on the counter attack late in the half but Billeh was equal to the task, deflecting the ball away for a corner. Meanwhile, the foul count started to rise for both sides, and after New Zealand conceded a sixth foul in the final moments of the half, veteran Mira Sahib put his tenmetre penalty over the bar. As on the previous evening, New Zealand appeared to go up a gear after the break, and two early goals in quick succession, one from the outstanding Stephen AshbyPeckham and one from Daniel Burns both from well-worked back post finishes - put the Futsal Whites 5-1 up and in control of the match.

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Futsal Whites secure Trans-Pacific Cup NEW ZEALAND 7 Jono STEELE 2, Kareem OSMAN, Stephen ASHBY-PECKHAM 3, Daniel BURNS FIJI 2 Dhiraj KUMAR The Futsal Whites overcame an improved Fiji at ASB Stadium in Auckland in Game Two, winning 7-2 to secure the Trans-Pacific Cup. After a comprehensive 8-0 victory on Tuesday, a confident New Zealand were

looking to again dominate Intiaz Khan’s young and inexperienced Fijian side, but an early turnover saw Dhiraj Kumar pounce and slip the ball past Elias Billeh to give the visitors a shock lead. Central-Manawatu’s Jono Steele entered the fray and made an immediate impact, equalising after brilliantly turning his marker and firing home. One minute later, Dylan Manickum’s perfectly weighted ball picked out his Auckland team mate Kareem Osman, who finished at the back post to give New Zealand the lead. Stephen Ashby-Peckham made it 3-1 midway through the first half, seizing his opportunity to shoot from wide after a

Then Jono Steele grabbed his second after 32 minutes, following some excellent work down the left hand side from Luc Saker. Fiji however, were not to be denied, their second goal arriving when Kumar latched on to an immaculate diagonal ball from Vishal Nadan to steer the ball past Billleh’s replacement Clayton Chappell, in goal for New Zealand for the first time since 2010. With 90 seconds left on the clock, Stephen Ashby-Peckham sealed his hat trick and fourth of the series, with a piledriver from the ten metre penalty mark following a sixth foul from Fiji.


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equaliser from Dhiraj Kumar, his third goal of the series.

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Daniel Burns signalled his return to form by putting the Futsal Whites ahead five minutes prior to the break with a well taken finish.

NEW ZEALAND 4 (Jakub Sinkora, Daniel Burns, Dylan Manickum 2) FIJI 1 (Dhiraj KUMAR)

A solo effort two minutes after halftime from Dylan Manickum gave New Zealand a two goal cushion, and following a long period of domination by the home team, it was Manickum who put the result beyond doubt with his second with just one minute left on the clock.

The Futsal Whites completed a clean sweep of Fiji in the third Trans-Pacific Cup match, winning the third and final match 4-1 at ASB Stadium in Kohimarama. After taking a break from Trans-Pacific Cup action to play New Caledonian Super Ligue team FC Ferrand the previous night, New Zealand resumed the series in perfect style, with veteran Jakub Sinkora putting the Futsal Whites ahead after three minutes. Fiji, who had beaten NZF Futsal National League side WaiBOP 4-3 the previous day, struck back soon after with a well-deserved

The series win meant the Futsal Whites were able to lift some silverware for the first time in their 23 year history, an important moment for captain Marvin Eakins, who has been with the side since 2008. “It is really good for the guys, we’ve put a lot of hard work in and what we’ve done now is create a bit of a winning culture, with five wins on the trot. That is pretty important going into the qualifiers”, Eakins said.

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Coach Scott Gilligan was also delighted for his side, especially after a heavy schedule of games over the week. “It’s great for the boys to win for sure, the first trophy they’ve won in their history, so it’s important for them. Our captain’s had four days on a coaching course, then six games on the weekend at the National League, and now five games this week and it’s the same for some of the players. So its testament to them that they’re still on their feet,” Gilligan said. However Gilligan felt the Futsal Whites made the game difficult for themselves against an improved Fiji with some errant finishing, an area that will need improvement come February and the OFC Futsal Championship in Fiji. “Fiji improved out of sight tonight in terms of the speed of their game and movement off the ball, but the main issue for us how many chances we created. That is our biggest issue going into the qualifiers. It’s good we’re not leaking goals but we have to convert our chances. When you play good sides and you don’t convert, it can come back to haunt you,” he said. New Zealand rounded out the week with two further victories against FC Ferrand, winning 5-1 and the 4-1 in their fifth and final game of the week. Goals from Dylan Manickum (2), Daniel Burns, Stephen Ashby-Peckham and a scrambled effort from Tai Barham sealed the win for New Zealand in the first game, while in the second game, James Vaughan, Josh Margetts and Micky Malivuk were all on target.

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NEW ZEALAND: Atta Elayyan (GK), Elias BILLEH (GK), Marvin EAKINS, Daniel BURNS, Dylan MANICKUM, Miroslav MALIVUK, Jonathan STEELE, Stephen ASHBY-PECKHAM, James VAUGHAN, Kareem OSMAN, Lucas DA SILVA, Josh MARGETTS, Luc SAKER, Brayden LISSINGTON, Lucas DA SILVA, Tai BARHAM. Scott GILLIGAN (Coach).


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The Futsal Whites jet off to Suva in February for OFC Futsal Championship 2016, a tournament that doubles as the Oceania qualifying tournament for FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. The five match ‘Battle of Suva’ is the culmination of a four year programme for the Futsal Whites and a huge occasion for the development of the game of this country. POWER OF FIVE takes a look at the tournament draw, the contenders and the fourteen players who have every intention of taking the ROAD TO COLOMBIA...

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8-13 February 2011 Vodafone Arena, Suva, Fiji Fiji [FIJ], New Caledonia [NCL], New Zealand [NZL] Solomon Islands [SOL], Tahiti [TAH], Vanuatu [VAN] Round robin. The winning team shall be declared OFC champion and will qualify to represent OFC at FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

8 February SOL vs. TAH VAN vs. NZL NCL vs. FIJ

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10 February FIJ vs TAH SOL vs. NZL NCL vs VAN

Main Photo: Heartbreak for the 2011 Futsal Whites as they crash out of OFC Championship in a dramatic penalty shootout in Suva. Above: Four time OFC Champions and two time FIFA Futsal World Cup finalists Solomon Islands scored a dramatic 4-3 over Guatemala in 2012 to give Oceania its first ever World Cup victory.

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FIJI 1 Ulaiasi TAMANISAU 20/11/1984 GK Civic 2 Prashant PRASAD Utility Southern Forest 3 Praveet SINGH 21/03/1996 Utility Nadi 4 Mira SAHIB 25/08/1983 Utility Northpole 5 Shelvin CHAND 22/09/1989 Utility Nadi 6 Suraj CHAND 28/03/1995 Utility Dhanji Boys 7 Vineet NADAN 11/10/1994 Utility Dhanji Boysl 8 Akitesh KUMAR 10/12/1995 Utility Dhanji Boys 9 Rodrick CHAND 25/09/1993 Utility 3R 10 Dhiraj KUMAR 22/03/1993 Utility Dhanji Boys 11 Al Taaf SAHIB 12/09/1995 Utility Northpole 12 Anish KUMAR 17/09/1995 Utility Southern Forest 13 Kevin SINGH 16/11/1990 Utility Northpole 20 Maciu TUILAU 16/05/1989 GK/Utility Flagstaff Coach: Intiaz KHAN

Fiji have returned from a four year international futsal hiatus to mount a challenge for Colombia on their home court. Only Mira Sahib has played previously at this tournament, with coach Intiaz Khan opting for a group of youthful futsal specialists that can be developed over the next few years. Unlikely to finish among the top three, Fiji improved considerably over their six games in Auckland in December and definitely have the ability to upset one or more opponents next week.

Dhiraj KUMAR Emerged in the December series as a playmaker with great dribbling ability and an eye for goal. Definitely one to watch in front of home fans in Suva.

NEW CALEDONIA 1 Ronan EUZEN 2 Mainon KAOUWI 3 Jess POUARAIROUA 4 Karim BEN-AMEUR 5 Ivann POUROUORO 6 Maurice HAMU 7 Ludovic BOIT 8 Loic CAUNES 9 Franck GELLENONCOURT 10 Malik PAULET 11 Christ PEI 12 Jean Michel POADAE 13 Jone UE 14 Arnaud LLAMBRICH Coach: William BRETT

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The enigmatic New Caledonia side has suffered from a lack of international games since it finished the top Oceania team at the OFC Futsal Championship Invitational in Noumea in 2014, but it contains enough players with the flair and experience to be considered contenders. All players are specialist futsal exponents, chosen from the clubs of the Futsal Super Ligue, one of the longest running and topranked national futsal leagues in the region.

Ivann POUROUORO Joint Golden Ball winner at the OFC Futsal Invitational in 2014, the influential Les Cagous skipper is a powerful defender and instigator of attacks. Under a fitness cloud, his presence is vital to New Caledonia’s campaign.


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NEW ZEALAND 1 Ata Elayyan 21/06/1985 2 Luc Saker 4/09/1997 3 Tai Barham 1/06/1993 4 Stephen Ashby-Peckham 9/04/1995 5 James Vaughan  19/10/1985 6 Kareem Osman 26/01/1989 7 Marvin Eakins 10/06/1985 8 Daniel Burns 25/04/1986 9 Jakub Sinkora 5/11/1978 10 Dylan Manickum 16/06/1992 11 Lucas Da Silva 5/04/1985 12 Elias Billeh 12/07/1984 13 Miroslav Malivuk 17/07/1983 14 Brayden Lissington 8/01/1992 Coach: Scott GILLIGAN

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The most active of all the teams at the tournament, the Futsal Whites have played over 30 matches since the last qualifier in 2011, with coach Scott Gilligan knitting together a solid team unit with confidence levels higher than in previous campaigns. The Futsal Whites arrive in Suva in excellent form, fresh from ten consecutive victories in competitive and friendly matches in December and January.

Marvin EAKINS Sixth OFC Futsal Championships for New Zealand’s classy playmaker and talismanic leader. Able to dictate the tempo fo the game from the back of the court and has an excellent goalscoring record.

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Two-time OFC representatives at the FIFA Futsal World Cup, Solomon Islands have endured a difficult three years since beating Guatemala 4-3 in 2012, with few international matches and a lack of facilities and regular futsal on the domestic front. However, a squad packed full of experience and ability will arrive in Suva after strong outings against the Futsalroos and Australian club sides. While not the heavy favourites of previous tournaments, still capable of securing their fifth OFC title.

Micah LEA’ALAFA Seventh OFC Futsal Championship for the Auckland City football star who lit up FIFA World Cup Thailand 2012 with a ‘wonder goal’ against Colombia.


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TAHITI 1 Teva DUROT 2 Matana BEA 3 Steeve WONG 4 TamanuiTURIHONO 5 Manea RATEAU 6 Alexis TOOFA 7 Gabriel KAVERA 8 Usiera PUKOKI 9 Anderson TINO 10 Teivarii KAIHA 11 Tane TAVE 12 Smith TINO 13 Heimana FAARAHIA 14 Paul PITO Coach: Jacob TUTUVAE

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Beaten finalists in 2011, Tahiti’s hallmarks are a rock solid defence, powerful counter-attacking style and great team spirit. Have an excellent record against New Zealand, winning five times out of the last six meetings. A quiet international programme in 2014 with only two games (D 5-5 and L 0-2 v France U21) has hampered their programme, but for sure this team is hoping to emulate their Beach Soccer counterparts Tiki Toa’s success on the world stage.

Tino SMITH Returns to Tahiti following a stint training with French national team and Spanish club. A powerful pivot with booming left foot and devastating dribbling ability. Danger man for sure.

VANUATU 1 Serge DANIEL 2 Terry MALAPA 3 Jack JOHN 4 Dudley DOMINIQUE 5 Don MANSALE 6 Joseph HANGHANGKON 7 Ben HUNGAI 8 Pakoa RAKOM 9 Donald AVOCK 10 Ricky TUIGALOA 11 Morsen LUIE 12 Jimmy MALAP Coach: Louis DOMINIQUE

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Vanuatu, like Solomon Islands, have some of the most gifted players in Oceania, but have had difficulty with preparations, particularly following Cyclone Pam’s destruction of the only indoor futsal court in the country in early 2015. The brave Gideons struggled somewhat in the Commonwealth Cup in July 2015, but definitely have the talent and pace to put teams ‘to the sword’. Whether they can maintain a consistent challenge for the title remains to be seen, but their 4-1 win over Tahiti and a stunning comeback against Malaysia in Noumea, are both indicative of their credentials.

Ben HUNGAI Vastly experienced pivot and leader, Hungai is coach Louis Dominique’s right hand man. Still has pace to burn to go along with his tactical nous, and at 30 years old, is still hungry to taste futsal World Cup glory.


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2016 FUTSAL WHITES

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SQUAD NAMED FOR OFC FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP /‘ROAD TO COLOMBIA’ The Futsal Whites have named the fourteen-man squad that will compete in the OFC Futsal Championship in Suva, Fiji next week, a tournament that doubles as the Oceania qualifier for FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. The experienced duo of skipper Marvin Eakins and goalkeeper Elias Billeh will return to Suva for their third qualifying tournament, while Jakub Sinkora, Dylan Manickum and Lucas da Silva also featured in the 2011 qualifier, where the Futsal Whites finished third following a dramatic penalty shootout against Tahiti. Micky Malivuk and Brayden Lissington also return to Fiji after having played in the 2010 OFC Futsal Championship. Capital youngster Luc Saker has been rewarded for an excellent season for club and country, along with Capital team mate Tai Barham, who arrives on the back of some very strong performances in the NZ National League. Kareem Osman and Stephen AshbyPeckham’s outstanding national league and international form will see them play their parts in New Zealand’s attack, while James Vaughan and Daniel Burns slot in after spending the winter playing their futsal in Australia.

Atta Elayyan will once again share the goalkeeping duties with Billeh. Together, the two custodians picked up the Golden Glove at the OFC Futsal Championship Invitational in Noumea in 2014. Coach Scott Gilligan said coming up with the final squad was no easy task, after narrowing the training squad to 18 in 2015 from the original shortlist of 24 players identified at the end of the 2014 NZF Futsal National League. “We made a conscious decision to work with this group of 18 players, only leaving the door open if we saw something special in a player that could enhance the squad further,” Gilligan said. “All the players that have come before and have been in the Futsal Whites wider squad deserve special mention as they all contributed. Though it was not possible to have them all in the final 14, all of them deserved to be selected.” Gilligan has identified team unity as the key ingredient in the Futsal Whites attempt to become the first New Zealand team to qualify for futsal’s showpiece event. “The selected players are all willing to give their all for the player standing alongside them and this is never more evident than when they are on court these days.”

Gilligan is also encouraged by the form shown by the Futsal Whites in the Trans Pacific Cup in December and the January Australian tour. “We go into the tournament with a 10 game unbeaten run. This in itself is testament to the efforts put in by the players and coaching staff, Futsal Development Manager Dave Payne, and the backing and support of NZF. I am very confident that if the team can produce the performance levels they have been achieving recently then we will be very hard to beat,” he said. But Gilligan is quick to point out that winning what will certainly be the most competitive qualifying tournament in Oceania futsal history will be a difficult task. “We will not arrive in Fiji overconfident as we all know that each country we will face are also confident of progressing to the 2016 Futsal World Cup. However we are all really looking forward to the challenge.” The six team tournament will see the Futsal Whites play five games in six days against Vanuatu, Tahiti, Solomon Islands, Fiji and New Caledonia.


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THE MATT FEJOS INTERVIEWS Jordi Illa Sole

Former Capital Futsal Development Officer Matt Fejos recently had a spell in Hungary, where he was not only able to cement some family ties, but continue his education in the world of futsal. In this edition of Power of Five, Matt interviews Jordi Illa Solea and Sito Rivera, the Spanish head coaches of Hungarian professional team Györ ETO, and the Futsal Euro-bound Hungarian national team respectively.

Jordi Illa Sole is the Head Coach of Györ ETO Futsal Club. Based in the small western Hungarian town of Györ, Györ ETO are one of only two professional clubs in the country, competing in the Hungarian Championships as well as the UEFA Futsal Cup. Matt Fejos spent time with Jordi in Györ to get more of an insight into professional futsal. How important are professional futsal clubs to the development of futsal? Professionalism in all ways is important in any sport. Futsal has two ways to be properly developed - professionalism and passion passion of all the people involved, from the directors to the coaches and players, from the spectators and sponsors but above all, the passion of the children and players. Having professional clubs, with professional players creates futsal icons like Falcao or

Ricardinho, and this is how a sport is raised to the top. Nowadays, one of the matters yet to be worked in futsal (in most of countries) is the fact that clubs still don’t work on this. They don’t promote their players to be idols to the spectators and the children, so its developing process is extremely slow and difficult. Professional clubs, with professional and experienced coaches and managers must work on this in order to catch more people’s attention and passion. What are the pros and cons of having some professional teams in an amateur league? Well, it is great having professional teams in any league, a sign that at least a part of the country is really interested in this sport. Their professionalism should be a mirror for the amateur clubs that haven’t yet found their way to turn professional. These clubs can bring good players to all parts of the country showing good futsal performances and matches and this is always good to catch

3 Above: Scenes from Györ ETO home games in UEFA Cup; 2015/16 Györ ETO squad. Right: Hungary captain János Trencsényi in possession against Romania.


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of Hungary brings a responsibility to our futsal colleagues all over the country. It is our duty, our obligation, to perform at our best in the UEFA Futsal Cup so we can go as far as possible trying to get good draws and playing against the best teams in Europe. This is the best futsal promotion and publicity our team can make in Hungary at an international level. Just this year, we hosted the main and elite rounds in Györ, with the Magvassy Sports Hall absolutely crowded to watch us play against teams like UGRA Yugorsk from Russia and the UEFA title holder Kairat Almaty from Kazakhstan. What needs to happen for more clubs to turn professional in Hungary, or in any developing futsal nation? Most of the professionalism comes with money. Money comes from sponsors and this is difficult to obtain nowadays. In my opinion, the real challenge is to develop the passion, the love for this sport but the question is how to do it? Futsal is an attractive game by nature, kids love playing it, spectators love its tricks and goals, coaches love its tactics and so on and so forth.

more and more interested spectators and sponsors. Still, the fact that a professional team competes against some amateur teams also has some cons. It’s not easy to maintain high concentration and motivation levels every weekend and the level of the competitiveness throughout the season. The multi-sport club model in Spain and Hungary - how does this compare to other countries and building brand new futsal only clubs, or football clubs integrating futsal? Some multi-sport clubs are really successful, the most well known worldwide being FC Barcelona. These kinds of clubs, who incorporate futsal as one of their sections, are very interesting. Due to its direct relationship and daily contact with other sections, they may help attract some more

kids and spectators, so it’s easier for futsal to be properly integrated and developed. The same thing occurs with football clubs integrating futsal. Futsal is the perfect little brother of football, and they should be always next to each other. Kids should be able to practice both futsal and football at early ages and later choose their own path. Of course, in countries like Spain, most of the clubs are futsal-only clubs, but the percentage of kids practising this sport is already very high. How important is progressing in the UEFA Cup with ETO to the game in general for Hungary? Is that something that the club aspires for, to promote futsal and create a legacy for Hungary in general? Absolutely! Being the former champions

In Hungary for example, national television is broadcasting a minimum of one match every weekend, but not only from the Hungarian Championship, also from the Spanish Liga Nacional de Futbol Sala. Therefore the media is one of the key factors to raise professionalism in futsal. The other key component is of course the federation. In Hungary, the football federation has introduced Futsal in its budget, not working against each other, but together. The federation has all the keys to promote and facilitate the possibility for amateur clubs to turn into professionals. They have coaching courses, organized championships for grassroots, TV broadcasting, daily social media updates and the most importantly, the national team promotion. Almost everyone gets identified with its national team, so promoting futsal through its national team, investing money and time on it, playing friendly games all over the country, creating futsal idols, ‘selling’ the new ‘futsal brand’ is the way to get the necessary interest and support from sponsors.


31 What needs to happen at the grassroots level to progress developing futsal nations to the major tournaments? The best coaches need to be working at that level as well, or at least having a proper learning plan, there is no other secret.

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Sito Rivera

Sito Rivera is the Head Coach of the Hungarian national team. Having grown up in Barcelona, he has coached in Romania, Japan and Hungary. He recently steered Hungary to UEFA Futsal Euro 2016 in the most dramatic fashion that only futsal can produce. Here, Matt chats with Sito to learn more about futsal in developing nations, and where the national team fits in the overall development of the sport. Hungary qualified for the UEFA Futsal Euros in the most dramatic fashion in the last three seconds off a kick-in, congratulations. Headers are quite rare in futsal, was that a rehearsed move, or just instinct? In futsal we always train match ending situations, using the score and the time left to create situations. We all know it takes six seconds for the ball to go from one goal to the other. So players are used to

finding solutions depending on the time left, and that was the best option, considering Dróth already scored a header two years ago against Ukraine. Even though the movement is not studied or planned, the match ending situation is. How important are foreign coaches and new perspectives to developing futsal nations? Coaching formation is very important, we all learn from the experienced ones. Years ago, Spanish coaches learnt from Brazilian coaches who had more experience in futsal and after that we improved the quality of our coaching learning process. The ‘Law of Sports’ in futsal obliged all coaches to have a university degree to coach in any sport, and right there remains the success of futsal in Spain reaching a world championship and several European championships. Right now, Spanish coaches are required in all countries where futsal is developing.

Hungarian national team before and during the qualifiers for Futsal Euro 2016, which will take place in Serbia in February.

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What are the challenges of coaching a national team with limited contact time, compared to a club team with daily contact? How do you gel the varied levels of knowledge and styles of play in such a short time? Well, I am lucky since I am playing an average of twenty matches per season and every month we have training camps of a minimum of four days. I am also lucky having two Spanish coaches in the Hungarian Championship and have been working here for two years to achieve all the goals planned for the year 2015. Another fact is to give lots of information to the players and nowadays, through the internet I can work continuously with any player I feel convenient. You coach the men national team, how involved in coach education in general for Hungarian coaches are you? Well, I am coaching the men’s and women’s national teams, and I coordinate the U-21 and U-19 teams. I also coordinate the coaching courses. In my opinion there are not too many, so far since there have been only two and only for 30 coaches. In Spain around 1000 coaches get their licenses every year in their respective federations. And of course, I try to help any coach who wishes to learn.

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