What is Futsal?

Futsal is the only FIFA and NZ Football approved version of five-aside football and the world’s fastest growing indoor sport. The name futsal is derived from the Portuguese words futebol (football) and sala (hall). Futsal is a small-sided – 5v5 – game played with a smaller (size 3 or 4) low bounce ball, on a basketball sized court without rebound walls or nets. It is a game which combines fun, creativity, speed, technique, teamwork and quick thinking. NZF Futsal has been designed to complement New Zealand Football’s existing programmes and promote and improve participation in football in New Zealand.

Futsal in the Capital

In line with national growth, the regional increase in the popularity of Futsal in Wellington has been unprecedented. Player numbers could be best described as humble pre-2012 when Capital Football took over the management and delivery of the game. Playing numbers have increased 190% over the last 9 years as we have developed the game in the junior, youth, and senior space. ​​​​​​​

Capital Football runs Futsal out of three main venues across the wider Wellington region.

Kemp Street Kilbirnie Wellington (see map here)

Taine Street Taita Lower Hutt (see map here)

Parumoana Street Porirua (see map here)

The Capital Futsal Women's SuperLeague team won the 2024 Women's Championship!

The SuperLeague is the National Futsal competition in New Zealand and this is the first year that a Capital team has won. The finals took place in Auckland on March 25th 2024. 

Congratulations to the following players who represented the team in the final:

Players: Francesca Grange, Caelin Patterson, Zoe Barrott, Jemma Catherwood, Sarah Alder,  Aoife Gallagher-Forbes, Maxine Cooper, Natalie Olson, Greer Wilson, Libby Boobyer, Megan Wilis, Dani Ohlsson, Pepi Olliver-Bell, Milla Green.

Coaches: Todd Bryant, Finn Gaupset, Shingo Ina.

Team Manager: Libby Trevelyan.

Physiotherapist: David Ravine.

Futsal Resources

Capital Football 2023 Futsal Regulations | CLICK HERE
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game |
NZF Futsal Guide to Matchday |
Basic Futsal Rules | CLICK HERE


If you have any questions about Futsal in the Capital, please get in touch with Libby Trevelyan (libby@capitalfootball.org.nz)