Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Zealand Futsal Association Congratulations to the NZ Men on Qualifying for the AMF Futsal World Cup

As we draw to the end of 2010 we can reflect on an amazing year of Futsal it has been for New Zealand Futsal Association and Vikings Futsal. The NZ Men defeated Australia to qualify for the AMF Futsal World Cup to be held in Colombia March 16-26th 2011 and the NZ Women finished runners up at the Vikings World Futsal Championships and along the way defeated Australia for the first time ever.

Added to this the success of the Kiwisport KiwiFutsal programs in Dunedin and Nelson which have now seen 2600 primary school children exposed to Futsal for the first time. New Zealand Schools came oh so close to taking out the Australasian School titles on the Gold Coast of Australia with Dunedin School Taieri College finishing runners up in the 19girls division and Christchurch School Linwood College finishing 3rd in the 19 boys division.

New Zealand players featured in the Allstar awards at this event with Charlie Kerry and Shontelle Smith (both Taieri) picking up awards along with Josh O'Keefe and Joe Davies (both Linwood). Both Charlie Kerry and Josh O'Keefe are players to watch in the future with the senior Men and Womens coaches keeping a close eye on each player.

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