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Don’t wait - get into Futsal

Friday, 7th February, 2020

Bailey Miller preparing for last year’s futsal season. The new season starts on Monday. PICTURE: Callum Marshall Bailey Miller preparing for last year’s futsal season. The new season starts on Monday. PICTURE: Callum Marshall

By Callum Marshall

The Broken Hill Futsal season is about to start again, and organisers are encouraging everyone to get their team nominations forms in tonight at the indoor court or over the weekend via email.

The fast-paced game will resume on Monday out at the George J Adkins Industrial Pavilion at Memorial Oval.

With more teams being sought to fill up the different competitions, Facility Operator at the court, Troy Wilson, would like people to get their teams organised now.

“There’s a lot of people that are leaving it to the last moment to get things organised,” said Mr Wilson.

“When I was dropping off some flyers and stuff like that I think we might have a couple of additions.

“I’m hoping that one of the ones from the fire brigade will join in this year.”

So far, he said, there were three registered men’s teams but no mixed or women’s yet.

“At the moment it’s been slow but I hope it gets quicker,” said Mr Wilson.

“Six pm is the cut-off period tonight but I’ll most probably stay here a bit longer just to make sure. 

“I know that some people find it hard to get in at these times because they’ve got work or some other commitments.”

For those who are keen but still need that extra little bit of time, Mr Wilson said teams could email their nomination forms to BHSAfutsal@outlook.com and sort out registration payment when they play next week.

“I suppose the real cut-off period is Monday when we actually start playing the games,” he said.

“I’m pretty sure Scott (Deery) will accept them up until Monday because if we get too many coming in and out you have to sit down and reorganise the team.

“Last year we had to do it three times, so I’m trying to keep less stress off him as well.”

Registration forms are available on Facebook on the ‘Broken Hill Futsal 2019’ page and at various locations around town such as the YMCA and PCYC.

“For adults it’s $50 and for the juniors, under 12s, it’s $30 for registration,” said Mr Wilson.

“The game fee is $40 for adults and $30 for juniors.”

Mr Wilson added that if teams were missing a lot of players for certain games, it was better to find fill-ins rather than forfeit.

He said he hoped to see many people join up this season, including spectators that might want to join later once they’ve seen what it’s like.

“It would be nice if we had some spectators too so that we could have a sort of cheer squad on the line as well,” he said.

“It’s fun to watch and play so it’d be good to get some people to come along and have a look first.

“Then they can make up their mind and hopefully we’ll have some teams in the next season.”

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