The National – Tuesday, February 1, 2011
FUTSAL continues to grow in East Sepik despite the limited resources and funds available to take it to greater heights.
Sepik Futsal Association (FSA) has successfully organised a Futsal skills training camp at ward seven Wewak rural LLG Futsal Association outside of Wewak town.
The training was carried out on Jan 10-14 which saw 49 participants attend. The training was conducted for four hours each day; from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm.
The areas covered were ball passing, trapping, heading, dribbling, Futsal principles of formations, 1-1-2, 1-2-1, 1-3, and patterns involved in the game of play.
On Jan 17-21, the association went to Hawain and introduced the code to the Hawain community at the primary school field.
The programme started with the explanation of the Futsal laws to team managers and players followed by introductory games which saw six men and four women’s teams participating.
Association spokesperson Clarence Hukahu said this week they would be organising a basic Futsal referees’ clinic for its seven local associations to equip their referees for this year’s competition.
The topics to be covered include revision of the history of Futsal and the 18 laws of the game, hand signals, whistle blowing and fitness test for the referees.
“SFA is looking forward to a good year with a number of programmes lined up,” Hukahu said from Wewak.
The programmes include pre-season competition (Feb-April); season proper (June-Oct); women’s U20, U17 and U15 tournaments (term 1 school holidays); and men’s, U13, U11 mix and U9 mix tournaments (term 3 school holidays).