Indoor Soccer/Futsal is an exciting adaptation of the world game. It emphasises the importance of teamwork with running, passing and ball skills to provide a high energy, fast moving game play. Soft or low-bounce soccer balls are used to maximise skill level whilst minimising the risk of injury. Get ready to play one of the most popular sports in the world with your team!
This hugely popular sport showcases the unique skills of the outdoor game with the convenience of indoors and professional competition management. You can register your mens, ladies, junior, or mixed team to join our indoor soccer competitions or friendly games every week. Whether you are a seasoned or a social player, you are welcome at our indoor sports stadiums!
Please find the nearest indoor soccer stadium in your area, gather up your 5 a side team, and click the link below to book the venue.
Indoor Soccer/Futsal Available at These Locations
Brief History of Indoor Futsal
Juan Carlos Ceriani Gravier is largely credited for the creation of the Five-a-side competitions known as Futsal or Indoor Soccer in 1930. The game served as a productive outlet for the youth of YMCAs based in Montevideo, Uruguay. The game was featured in youth competitions allowing them to play, showcase their skills, and build camaraderie.
The game caught on like wildfire and spread throughout South America, but most especially Brazil. It is through this game that Brazilian soccer greats like Pele, Bebeto, Socrates, and Zico honed their footballing skills that helped them and their team conquer the world stage with World Cup competitions.
Brazil continues to dominate the sport with their attractive play. However, Futsal is now under the guidance and direction of the Federation Internationale de Football Association. This makes the sport of indoor football a worldwide phenomenon. Countries from Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, North America, Oceania, and Asia now have their own futsal associations.
In 1965, the very first international Futsal competition was held and won by Paraguay. Brazil took the next 6 Futsal South American Cups. In 1982, the very first World Cup for Futsal was held in Brazil’s Sao Paulo. Not surprising, Brazil took the Championship. It repeated the feat in 1985, 1989, 1992, 1996, 2008, and 2012, making it one of the most successful national Futsal teams on the planet.
Alexander Para is credited for coining the term ‘futsal’. This is a contraction of two different words: “fut” and “sal”. The “fut” comes from “futebol”, which is the Portuguese equivalent of soccer. The “sal” comes from “sala”. This is the Spanish term for “indoor”. Mr. Para merged the two terms to create the word “futsal”.