NRF is proud to continue the successful club partnership model to deliver teams to the National Youth Futsal Championships (NYFC) this year, working with Auckland City FC (ACFC) and East Coast Bays (ECB).
The NYFC will take place in Wellington from 14-17 December 2023, it is an excellent opportunity for young players to experience a national competition. There will be twelve teams travelling, with six mixed and six girls teams from the under 15, under 17 and under 19 age groups.
This opportunity is open to all young futsal players, no existing association with ACFC or ECB is required - to get involved, get in touch with our partner clubs directly:
ECB's Director of Football, Joseph Hall said: "We're excited because we want to offer as many different kinds of playing opportunities as possible, and offering futsal is another way to do that. We are really proud to be given the opportunity to put together a programme that can represent players on the North Shore, and for them to do so at NYFC. We think it's something we can throw ourselves behind to do a really good job."
"We're going to run a two-day programme in the September school holidays, to launch the campaign. And then we'll have a six-week training programme leading up to the Championships themselves. We’re ready to deliver the programme in partnership with NRF and have coaches ready to go who are excited to get underway."
ACFC's Nic Downes is excited to get the ball rolling with this year's programme: "We’ve got the coaches in place and venues booked, so really excited to get underway and get the word out in the futsal community that this is happening and a great opportunity to get involved."
"This is the third time we’ve worked together with NRF on futsal partnerships and it’s great to build up that history and experience for players - especially in the youth space, which leads into other opportunities like Ford Futsal SuperLeague. We’re grateful to NRF for the opportunity and support."
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the respective club contact below;