The yearly highlight of the academic calendar is right around the corner with the National Tertiary Futsal Championships 2023 kicking off on Thursday 24th August at Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North.
Featuring some of the finest futsal Aotearoa has to offer, this year's competition promises four days of action, with the title of 2023 National Tertiary Futsal Champions on offer to the victors. Games will take place from August 24th - 27th, with the finals held on Sunday 27th August.
Six Universities from around Aotearoa, University of Canterbury, Massey University, University of Auckland, AUT, University of Waikato and Victoria University, will send Men's and Women's representative sides to compete in 36 games of futsal across the four days.
University of Canterbury will be looking to add to their impressive record after winning both men’s and women’s competitions in 2022, as well as the women’s competition in 2021. Key players for Canterbury, Hemi Innes and Kenzie Falco, are looking forward to the challenge of defending their title in 2023.
“It’s always an honour to pull on the Falcons jersey for UC and represent our region. I’m ecstatic for the new challenge of defending our title this year.” - Hemi Innes, University of Canterbury
“I wear my Falcons jersey with purpose and passion - for my university, my teammates, and our future players. Our fresh team has big shoes to fill, but the Waitaha wāhine are determined to leave it all on the court.” - Kenzie Falco, University of Canterbury
Previous Tertiary Futsal Champions University of Auckland (2016 & 2019 M / 2018 W Champions) and Victoria University (2016 & 2018 M / 2019 W Champions) will also be keen to add to their trophy cabinet after finishing as runners up in 2022.
Spectators are welcome and entry is free, so head down to Central Energy Trust Arena and show your support. If you can’t make it to Palmerston North, you can watch the action live on our YouTube channel.
To view all the fixtures, draws, results and standing, head to the Tertiary Futsal Championship page on our website.
The 2023 National Tertiary Futsal Championships are hosted in partnership with UTSNZ and NZF.
Follow NZF Futsal on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the championships as they happen.
Article added: Tuesday 15 August 2023
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