Put your best foot forward on this small sided game that is big all over the world.

The game

Futsal is the FIFA-recognised form of small-sided indoor football (the word is a contraction of the Spanish ‘fútbol sala’). It is played between two teams who each have five players on the pitch at any one time, with rolling substitutes and a smaller ball than soccer that is harder and less bouncy.  The small amount of space means players must have great technique and skill, and as well as a professional sport in its own right with national and international championships, it is also considered a development tool for 11-a-side football.

What became futsal was developed in 1930s Uruguay by a teacher named Juan Carlos Ceriani, originally to play on a basketball court. In writing the laws he took the five-a-side team sizes and 40-minute match duration from basketball, pitch and goal dimensions from handball, and goalkeeper rules from water polo.

The game soon spread throughout South America, where the rules were standardised and the first international confederation was formed in 1965. In 1989, FIFA took over as the sport’s governing body, holding the first edition of its World Cup that January in the Netherlands.

Playing aREA

PlayPoint is offering the Australian Made FieldTurf Super Shield Indoor Turf, as the playing surface for the TWO Futsal Fields.

PlayPoint has installed LED lights that have been designed to ensure even and equal light on the entire playing surface according to the AS 2560.2 Standards, that have been designed by professional lighting engineers.

PlayPoint has installed Overhead Nets at 4.5M to ensure players have the required defined heights.



  • TWO Indoor Courts
  • Field Width 10.5M
  • Field Depth 28.2M
  • Field Height 4.5M