The 2024 National Futsal Championships kicked off at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre today, welcoming over 1,000 participants from across the country.
The tournament returned to the Sunshine State for the first time since 2006, with 58 matches played across eight pitches on the opening day featuring teams from across seven Member Federations.
422 goals were scored on Day 1, with Capital Football and Football Queensland sides showing they were a force to be reckoned with as both Member Federations recorded a 64% win rate.
Football Queensland White started strong in the Under 12 Boys, recording two wins from two against Football NSW Thunder and Football West, while Football NSW Country came out on top against their state opposition in Football NSW Lightning.
Football Queensland’s Under 13 Boys side dominated early on Day 1, securing victories over Football NSW Country and Football SA.
Football West, Capital Football and Football Victoria also recorded one win each, while Football SA and Capital Football were held to a 6-6 draw in their Round 1 match.
Day 1 for the Under 13 Girls saw NSW Thunder claim two wins from two, while Capital Football, Football Queensland Maroon and Football Queensland White also secured opening day victories.
Football NSW Country came out on top against their state counterparts in the Under 14 Boys, defeating Football NSW Lightning 7-5.
The opening day of competition also saw Football Queensland, Football Victoria and Football West secure Round 1 wins.
Football Queensland’s Under 15 Boys secured two dominant wins on Day 1, with Football NSW Metro, Football West and Capital Football also claiming three points.
Football NSW Thunder got their tournament campaign off to the perfect start in the Under 15 Girls, securing wins against Football NSW Lightning (3-0) and Football NSW Country (6-1).
Football SA also recorded two wins from two, against Football Queensland (3-1) and Football NSW Lightning (5-1).
In the Under 16 Boys, Football Tasmania (4-0 v Football South Australia), Football NSW Metro (4-2 v Football Victoria) and Football Queensland (3-1 v Football NSW Country) each recorded victories on Day 1 of competition.
Football NSW Metro secured two wins in the Under 17 Girls against Football Victoria and Capital Football, with Capital Football, Football Queensland and NSW Country recording one win each.
In the Youth Men, Capital Football secured a 6-2 win over Football Victoria while two draws were recorded between Football Queensland and Football West, and Football NSW Thunder and Football NSW Lightning.
Football NSW got off to a strong start in the Open Women, with their Football NSW Thunder and Football NSW Lightning sides securing Round 1 victories.
Football Victoria Fitzroy also recorded a 4-1 win against Capital Football Colts, while the Capital Football Cobras handed Football Queensland Maroon a 5-1 loss on the first day of competition.
Football NSW also proved a threat in the Open Men in Round 1 as their Football NSW Lightning and Football NSW Thunder sides secured comfortable wins, while Football Victoria Fitzroy defeated Capital Football and Football West Fremantle and Football Victoria Moreland were held to a 3-3 draw.
In the opening matches for the AWD Mixed sides, Football Queensland Maroon and Football NSW Thunder proved victorious with wins in their Round 1 games.
The action continues tomorrow as Day 2 of the National Futsal Championships kicks off at 8:30am AEST, with nine matches to be live streamed.