Futsal Options for the 2016/17 Summer Season
Arana United Futsal Club is affiliated with Football Queensland Futsal, the state governing body of futsal in Queensland. In the up coming 2016/17 summer futsal season there will be a clear and structured pathway for all players. The majority of players will take part in local programs and in-house competitions based at our home venue the Hills District PCYC, Everton Hills. Players who have ambitions to play futsal at representative level will also have the opportunity to attend trials for selection into our teams that will compete in the new SEQ FQ Futsal Premier League. Our aim is to bring the sport of futsal to as many players as possible by hosting quality development programs and professionally managed competitions. We are now recognised as North Brisbane's premier futsal club. We are passionate about the sport of futsal and once you try it you'll also be hooked! It's the fastest and most exciting sport in Australia and skills learned are transferable to the 11-a-side version of the game. In fact we guarantee that if you play futsal you will become a much better football (soccer) player. Our club is part of Football Federation Australia which means we play under the internationally recognised FIFA rules. Playing futsal during the summer is a great way to keep fit and develop your football skills while having fun with your mates. See below for more information about our player pathway. We hope that you too will join the Arana Utd FC family!
Local Programs and Competitions
We will run the following in-house programs and competitions at the Hills District PCYC, Everton Hills:
*NOTE: age groups are based on age turned in 2016.
4-6yrs Squirts Program (Sunday Mornings starting 8.15am)
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7-8yrs Mini-Roos Program (Sunday Mornings starting 9.15am)
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Structured team-based competitions (mixed gender)
9/10yrs (Sunday mornings starting 10.30am)
11/12yrs (Tuesday afternoons starting at 4.45pm)
13/14yrs (Friday afternoons starting at 4.45pm)
15/16yrs (Sunday mid afternoon starting midday)
Mixed Seniors (Sunday nights starting 5.00pm)
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31st August 2016 - Team nominations open
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30th September 2016 - Competitions start last weekend of September school holidays.
11th December 2016 - Competitions break over Christmas holidays.
22nd January 2017 - Competitions resume for remainder of season.
5th March 2017 - Competitions finish.
SEQ Football Qld Futsal Premier League
Arana Utd FC is one of 6 Football Queensland clubs that will be licensed to compete in the SEQ FQ Futsal Premier League between October and December 2016.
12yrs boys, 14yrs boys, 16yrs boys, Youth Men, Open Men
14yrs girls, 16yrs girls, Open Women
All players, whether or not you play in our local competitions, are eligible to attend trials for selection into these teams.
Selection trial dates:
Monday night 5th September
Monday night 12th September
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Games will be played on Saturdays in a home and away format over ten weeks of competition (5 home games / 5 away games). Our home venue is the Bowen Hills YMCA. Away venues are South Brisbane, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Redcliffe and Redlands.
Teams will train under the guidance of experienced futsal coaches every Monday night from 5th September to 5th December at Wavell Heights Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road.
Football (soccer) players from all clubs are encouraged to attend trials as this futsal league will have minimal clash with your 2017 pre-season preparation.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO ATTEND TRIALS HERE
Need financial assistance? We're a 'Get Started' Club
What is Get Started?
Get Started is one of three funding programs that comprise the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level. Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford, or may otherwise benefit from, joining a sport or recreation club.
What funding is available?
A maximum of $150 per voucher is available to help pay the cost of sport or recreation membership and/or participation fees.
Who can apply?
Individuals eligible to apply for a voucher are children and young people from the age of five and under the age of 18 who are residents of Queensland and hold or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card; or other children or young people identified by two referral agents. Note: Limit of one voucher per child/young person per calendar year.
How do I apply for a voucher?
A QGrants account is required to apply for a voucher. You can register for a QGrants account at any time.
More information here.