Two new leagues, plus the change of game days will make for a totally reformed look to the Futsal Oz elite system from next season.
The changes will see the addition of a new Series Futsal Victoria league for Under 16s, as well as a new second-tier womens elite league.
The top league – Series Futsal Victoria – will remain on Friday evenings next season, however, every league below the top flight will see a change to either the game day or venue.
TUESDAY – YOUTH
Tuesday evenings will be the new night for young players, with the current SFV Youth and new SFV Under 16s league to kick-off at the Thomastown Futsal Oz Stadium.
The rules for the two leagues are yet to be ratified, however, expect some exciting and interesting news to be released for the leagues.
WEDNESDAY – WOMEN
Wednesday nights will become an all-female affair, with the Series Futsal womens league to be complemented by a brand new, second tier womens State League Championship – replicating the same system in place for the mens competition where promotion and relegation will come into play.
FRIDAY – MENS SFV
Friday sees the entertainment-packed Series Futsal Victoria for men, with the ever-improving live crowds and live stream viewers watching the fiercest Futsal competition in Australasia.
SUNDAY – MENS ELITE
Sunday will become the busiest day of all, with the men’s State League Championship and State League One moving to Thomastown, while the League Two and League Three competitions will be held at Brunswick, moving from its long-standing Wednesday fixtures.
Also, the ever-improving Premier Leagues at the Mount Evelyn stadium will expand from two to three leagues on Monday nights. Winning the top ‘Premier League’ secures the club an instant entry into the State League Three.
Series Futsal CEO Peter Parthimos says that the creation of the new leagues and the game day changes is a major step forward for the elite leagues.
“It is with great pleasure that we introduce the new Under 16s league, plus the second-tier State League Championship for the women,” said Parthimos.
“Tuesday night is going to be a great night to see the future stars of the mens league play on the big stage. If any Series Futsal club owner, manager or coach is really interested in growing their club, they’ll be entering teams or watching the players to try and recruit the next best thing.
“Opening up Wednesday for the women only is going to be great for the girls. They now have their own day, and I expect to see the stands full of supporters.
“I’ve been really impressed with the female talent that has been on display, and now with two leagues, the desire to win and cement a place in the top league will make for an even better spectacle.
“And moving the men’s State Championship League to Thomastown on Sundays was a no-brainer. This is the venue where all of the big action happens. These clubs want to get acquainted with the Thomastown court to be ready for a potential jump to Series Futsal on Friday nights.”
The penultimate round of Series Futsal Victoria for men takes place tomorrow evening at the Thomastown Stadium. CLICK HERE for the live stream link.