Wednesday, July 21, 2010

First ever AMF women professional league

In Colombia will start the first women profesional futsal league, on this league with the main sponsor of Postobon, will play 12 teams.

Group A: Piratas FDS (Cúcuta), Camaritas de Casanare (Yopal), Heroínas de Boyacá (Tunja) y Cachacas Real Bogotá;

Group B: Paisitas de Antioquia (Medellín), Caimanas de Cundinamarca (Madrid), Real Caldas (Manizales) y Zenúes de Córdoba (Montería);

Group C: Amazónicas de Caquetá (Florencia), Patojas de Popayán, Cali un nuevo Latir y Aston Huila (Neiva).
On this league will take part 12 international players, they come from the futsal federations members of AMF from Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela and Brazil.
The Futsal federation of Colombia its the only federation who has professional league for men and women, great news for the improvement of the futsal.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

New Zealand Futsal Association Launched

New Zealand Futsal Association and Vikings Futsal New Zealand have teamed up to give New Zealand comprehensive coverage of the sport of Futsal.
VFNZ will look after the management arm of the sport, including the provinces and all leagues that happen within them while the New Zealand Futsal Association Inc will look after the governance of the sport in New Zealand.
For the first time the Sport of Futsal will have true representation around New Zealand and on an international stage. Both organisations are dedicated only to the running and development of the Sport of Futsal year round.
VFNZ has over 5000 members playing in New Zealand and with sign on starting at the beginning of August the 2010/11 season looks set to see record numbers.
Nelson, Blenheim, Wellington, Palmerston North and the Waikato look to be the big movers within the sport.
New Zealand Futsal Association Inc will look after the governance of Futsal in New Zealand and will look to work with some existing operations around the country along with Vikings Futsal NZ in continuing the growth already seen. The organisation will also look after the running of the National Provincial Championships for senior and junior provincial representative sides along with the various School Championships and tournaments held every year.
The NZFA will also be responsible for the Senior Men, Women and Age group National Teams that are selected each year to participate in various world tournaments.
New NZFA CEO, Paul Wadsworth, is very excited about the future for the sport. "It is exciting times for an exciting sport and for the first time the sport will be recognised as a sport in it's own right". "The Futsal Fans in New Zealand now have a professional process set up that will offer true governance and management of the sport in a coordinated manner, which can only be good for Futsal".
James Vaughan has been appointed CEO of Vikings Futsal NZ.
NZFA is recognised on the world stage by the World Futsal Association (AMF) who established the sport of Futsal in the 1930's. The NZFA is the only organisation in New Zealand who can send National Representative sides to World Cups run by World Futsal Association.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

International course of Referees:

In Asunción (Paraguay) from the 29th of July to the 1st of August will carry out a course of referees of the AMF, to review the new features marked by IFSB (International Futsal Board).

The attendance of referees of all the affiliates is anticipated.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

AMF news:

On 19th June in the town of Lloret de Mar in Catalonia, met the President of the AMF Rolando Alarcón with the President of the UEFS Valeriy Akhumyan and the Secretary General of the same entity Jose Maria Zamora, chatting about various aspects of interest and closer relations between the World Futsal Association (AMF) and the European Union of Futsal (UEFS). Deepened on global aspects of Futsal to be held in March next year in Colombia, especially in determining that European teams will be present in Colombia, concluding that insurance Countries definitely going to be in Colombia will Russia, Czech Republic and Belarus, being out of the World Countries such as Belgium, by choice, or Latvia have no affiliation to the AMF under the conditions that the world body requires, both countries managed to sporting merit.In this situation the president of the MFA informed the UEFS that these two vacancies would be adjudicated by the AMF in accordance with their best discretion. Valeriy Akhumyan UEFS president informed the chairman of the MFA that the following two selections with sporting merit were awarded Catalonia and South Ossetia. However, the AMF announced that the World Association who would definitely adjudged the two vacancies on the basis of your best approach and that early in the month of July adjudged vacancies to allow time for inclusion in the World Championship Draw to be held in Bogotá (Colombia) on the 17th of August. Rolando Alarcon also confirm what would be the various sites of the World competition. These are Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga and Villavicencio. Qualifying for the quarter-finals the top two from each of the venues. Currently Rolando Alarcón also confirmed Russia, Belarus and the Czech Republic, the participation of the following countries Paraguay, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela, leaving the two spaces defined award for outstanding AMF surpluses of Europe and one from Oceania, Central America and North America. With that complete the picture of the 16 participating teams. At that time the President of the AMF Rolando Alarcón advantage for meetings with President Eduardo Jordi FCFS, Ignacio Doñate, Director General for International Organizations of the Government of Catalonia and Anna Pruna General Secretariat for Sport of the Government of Catalonia . The president of the UEFS Valeriy Akhumyan also take a visit to Catalonia to meet the President of the Catalan Federation, and speak with the Secretary General of UEFS organization UEFS Congress to be held in the town of Lloret Mar 18th and 19th September , and the development of the competition calendar for 2011.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Futsal Italy:

National finals women`s Under 20
Torino 10th/11th July 2010

Final standing:

1-CPS STEZZANO (Bergamo - Lombardia) - Italian Champion 2010
2-CITTA' DI FORMIA (Latina - Lazio)
4-FIANO ROMANO (Roma - Lazio)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010