FUTSAL: The courts at the Grafton Sports Centre are about to get a lot more colourful as the new Futsal Premier League is set to take up residence.
The first competitive futsal league in the Clarence Valley will feature four franchises - two from the Clarence Valley and two from the Coffs Coast region - ready to vie for the Cup.
Junction Hill Magic, Grafton Strikers, Boambee Comets and Coffs Harbour Knights are set to do battle in the competition which will be run at Under 10s, Under 12s and Under 14s age divisions before expanding into Youth and Open age divisions in coming seasons.
Competition coordinator and North Coast Futsal representative Renan Fenerich said the competition was created to give kids in the region a chance to play Futsal in a professional setting.
"It will give them a chance to play the game like they see on TV," he said. "They will have longer games, music for warm ups, a coin toss, side-by-side walks on to the court and a Youtube channel for highlights of each match.
"It will take it to the next level for the kids, and maybe offer something they have never had."
The Futsal Premier League has had a swell of local support with businesses Driven to Espresso, Grafton Toyota, Paul's Detailing Service and Veto Sports all behind the promotion.
The competition is expected to run weekly on an alternating schedule between Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour kicking off this Saturday.