Junior Futsal is a great sport for building children's athleticism, confidence and decision making skills.
Futsal is a popular form of football (soccer) played indoors on a small hard court.
It's essentially a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played with touchline boundaries.
Games are played with two teams of five players (including goalkeepers) who use a smaller, harder, low bound ball.
Futsal is recognised as FIFA's official indoor version of soccer and is used by outdoor players to maintain their skills.
The game emphasises creativity and technique. It is also a great social outlet for players.
About our competition
Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC) runs a Junior Futsal competition in our sports stadium for children aged 5 - 12 years.
The competition is held on Friday afternoons during school terms with each 40-minute game running over three sessions.
Sessions begin at the following times:
Game times for each team will vary depending on their placement within the competition fixture.
At the start of each season, we run a series of grading rounds to determine the skill level of each team.
This grading will determine a team's starting position in the fixture.
Upcoming competition season
We are currently accepting expressions of interest for our second 2021 competition season.
The season starts on Friday 16 July and runs until Friday 10 December. This date range includes a two week break over the school holidays and a two finals rounds for the top four teams.
We are looking for teams to join us across School Terms 3 and 4. Registrations for this season will open on Monday 14 June and close on Sunday 11 July.
In the interim, we are accepting expressions of interest (EOI) for teams wanting to join the upcoming season.
To submit an EOI, complete the Junior Futsal contact form below and select "Team registration" as your reason for submission.
Please note: our competition is only open to established teams. We cannot accommodate individual player registrations at this time.
Further detail about our Junior Futsal program are summarised below.
Fixtures and results
Sport Fix is an application used to register teams and track their performance in sporting competitions.
Boroondara Sports Complex uses this application to track the fixtures of our Mixed Netball and Junior Futsal competitions.
During sports seasons participating teams can use the search function to identify their place on the fixture.
Do you have query about the current fixtures?
Complete the Junior Futsal contact form below and select "Fixtures and results" as your reason for submission.
A member of our team will contact you to provide a response.
Sport Fix portal
Date Round 23 July Grading Round 1 30 July Grading Round 2 6 August Grading Round 3 13 August 1 20 August 2 27 August 3 3 September 4 10 September 5 17 September 6 24 September No Games 1 October No Games 8 October 7 15 October 8 22 October 8 29 October 9 5 November 10 12 November 11 19 November 12 26 November 13 3 December Semi Finals 10 December Grand Final
Entering the competition
We welcome new and returning teams to enter our Junior Futsal competition.
To express interest in joining our program, complete the Junior Futsal contact form below and select "Team registration" as your reason for submission.
A member of our team will review your submission and contact you to advise on availability for the current or forthcoming season.
Accepted teams will then need to complete an online registration process using the Sport Fix application. Teams must submit details about each player.
Please note: teams who enter the competition late (after season has commenced) are not guaranteed immediate entry.
The grading and game times of late entry teams will be dependent upon availability within the fixture schedule.
Withdrawing from the competition
We understand that teams may need to forfeit or withdraw from the competition due to personal circumstances.
If your team is considering withdrawing, complete the Junior Futsal contact form below and select "Team withdrawal" as your reason for submission.
A member of our team will review your submission and contact you to outline the next steps in this process.
Please note: we do not offer refunds to teams or individual players who forfeit or withdraw from the competition mid-season.
Finals rounds qualifications
Finals rounds are scheduled for those teams who finish the standard season in the top four positions of the fixtures ladder.
We normally operate the following finals schedule:
- Semi finals: Two games with the top four teams. Team 1 vs Team 4 and Team 3 vs Team 4.
- Grand final: The two winning teams from the semi finals compete in the grand final.
To qualify for the final, all players in a team must have attended a minimum of 50% of games throughout the season. Attendance records will be verified to confirm this qualification.
Byes do not count towards finals eligibility. Our program does not make any allowances towards this rule.
Any team that plays a player that has not qualified for finals will result in a forfeit.
To ensure player eligibility is confirmed, teams are asked to complete an attendance record for each game.
This record must be filled out thoroughly and should include details for each player who participated during the game.
Requesting byes and game times
Prior to the start of each season, registered teams can advise our team which weeks they would prefer a bye.
This detail can be submitted by completing the Junior Futsal contact form below and selecting "Requesting a bye" as your reason for submission.
Our team will review your preferred bye dates and take them into consideration when planning the final season schedule. However, we cannot guarantee that request can be filled.
Bye requests made after the season commences will not be taken into consideration.
We do not accept requests for preferred game times. Our program sets game time based on divisions and we aim to build a fixture that is fair for all teams.
Players from each team are charged an individual registration fee of $254.00.
This fee covers the following for each 16 week season:
- Access to the BSC stadium,
- insurance cover for the individual player,
- administration of fixtures and results.
Players are required to submit their fees prior to the first game of the season.
Fill in players are required to pay a $20 participation fee at reception prior to their game.
Teams must wear matching tops and shorts.
All players must wear shin guards and long socks that cover the entire guard.
Teams have until after Round 3 to sort out uniforms. From Round 4, penalties will apply.
Penalty: Opposing team is awarded two points per incorrect garment.
Boroondara Sports Complex encourages sportsman-like behaviour.
Players and coaches must never argue with an official.
If you disagree, have your coach approach the official after the completion of the game.
All players, coaches and spectators must adhere to the code of conduct at all times.
- All players must be between 5 and 12 years old.
- All team fees must be paid prior to Round 1.
- Five players per side on court during the match (including goalie).
- 2 x 15 minute halves per game.
- One Boroondara Sports Complex Umpire per game.
- One Boroondara Sports Complex Umpire Supervisor per court.
- Shin guards are required to play each game – No shin guards, no game.
- Any injuries (including casts) must be brought to the attention of the Umpire Supervisor prior to the player taking to the court.
- Fill in players are permitted, at $20 per game.
COVID safe practices
- Please only arrive at the centre a couple of minutes prior to your game time.
- We ask that players come prepared to play, in uniform.
- Please bring a filled water bottle that is labelled.
- If a player is unwell or has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please do not attend your scheduled class and contact the centre immediately.
Where possible, only one supervising adult should accompany each player to their games.