Big crowd flocks for futsal sign-on
THE inaugural North Coast Futsal (NCF) competitions are gaining traction with only a month before the season kicks off.
NCF held an open day and sign-on at Grafton Sports Centre last weekend to introduce locals to the sport.
Local co-ordinator Renen Fenerich said the day had exceeded expectations with more than 200 people showing up.
"I was really happy with the turnout," Fenerich said.
"It's been really good to have the support of the local football clubs. Most clubs sent one or two teams."
The competition will start on October 9 but players were given an early workout with a trio of professional players helping with drills.
"Tobias Seeto was there and he put on a bit of a demo for everyone," Fenerich said.
"He plays for Dural Warriors in the F-League which is the highest level of competition in Australia.
"We had another three Brazilian rep players as well.
"They played an exhibition game for about 15 minutes or so then took a few juniors through drills."
Fenerich said he is confident the upcoming season at Grafton Sports Centre would be a success.
"Grafton is definitely our strongest comp but we will have one in Yamba as well," he said.