At SAMBA FUTSAL ACADEMY, our mission is to bring the flair of Brazilian-style Futsal to New Zealand, working on the development of young Kiwi players (6 years to 13 years) while having fun in an enjoyable and safe environment.
No matter how much Futsal or Football experience a young player has, we aim to improve their levels of skill and knowledge of the sport. From teaching the fundamentals of Futsal to developing an individual's confidence and improving the performance of the more experience junior players. Everyone stands to benefit.
The Academy's futsal development programmes have been specifically tailored by previous Wellington Phoenix players Diego Walsh and Daniel Cortes to meet requirements of different player age group levels.
Mr Enrico Meirelles and his team of Futsal coaches will instruct each training session, all of whom are or have been members of the Men's Wellington National League Squad or the NZ Futsal Whites. 2013 sees the introduction of a development programme at the Academy specifically for young women players which recognises their rising participation in both football and futsal.
At the end of each term the Academy holds a futsal tournament for all registered Samba players. Age grade teams form the Academy may also compete in the Capital Futsal League competitions to be played at the ASB Indoor Sports Centre, Kilbirnie. Players of all ages between 6-13 yers of age are welcome and howeverspaces are limited.