To nurture skillful, creative and innovative football players who are passionate about the game.


Northland Futsal Academy exists to give children aged 8 to 15 years a fun, unique and high quality football experience. Using the South American passion, flair and skill as a starting point for our inspiration, our aim is to provide a unique and exciting opportunity for boys and girls of all skill levels and experience to play futsal while developing creative, innovative and highly skillful players. We place importance upon the need to operate alongside NZ Football’s Whole of Football Plan, while adding our own unique flavour and philosophy to the mix. We aim to positively and dramatically influence the style and quality of football in  Northland and throughout New Zealand while promoting futsal as a sport in its own right.

Core Values & Beliefs
  • Talent is not born but is developed through deliberate and purposeful practice.
  • Enjoyment increases through learning and refining new skills and improved match performances.

  • Courtesy and respect  for other players, parents, coaches and referees are fundamental traits.

  • Creativity and innovation are vital attributes for any player.

  • Hard work is important, passion is best.

  • Goal setting as well as clear and specific feedback/feed-forward is vital for players to reach their potential.

  • A positive, player centred and relationship based coaching approach is  best.

  • Making mistakes and trying new things must be encouraged and celebrate.

  • Children’s physical, social and emotional safety must come first.