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GSFA Futsal Club Championship kicked off today at Vadodara Sama Sports Indoor Hall

Vadodara, May 25, 2024: Gujarat State Football Association (GSFA) has organised Gujarat State Futsal Club Championship – 2024 for the fourth continuous year. The Championship has been organised at Sama Sports Indoor Hall at Vadodara from May 25 to May 31, 2023.

Total 15 Clubs of Men’s & 4 Clubs of Women’s from Gujarat cities Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, and Rajkot are participating. The tournament will be played in League cum knockout format. The matches are live on Gujarat State Football Association’s Youtube Channel from 7am to 6pm.

This is the 4th year for Senior Men’s Futsal Club Championship in Gujarat & Women’s 3rd Futsal Club Championship. The Champion team of Men’s category will be nominated to AlFF Futsal Club Championship for 2025 edition.

Last year Baroda Football Academy were Champions in Men’s Category & ARA FC were champions in Women’s Category. The Champions team receives Prize Money of 50000/- rupees. The Tournament is organized by Gujarat State Football Association in Support of Baroda District Football Association & Baroda Football Academy.

“Futsal is an indoor and mini version of football, which has been getting popularity in Gujarat off late. GSFA has played a major role in making it popular in the state.

We have been organizing the Futsal Championship for the four years now. The tournament has received a very good response,” said Shri Parimal Nathwani, President, Gujarat State Football Association.

On the inaugural day, Master FC, Rajkot beat Dodgers FC, Baroda by 5-1, while GSP United FC, Surat was defeated by Juggernaut FC, Ahmedabad by 3-8 and Vapi FC defeated Shahibaug FC, Ahmedabad by 7-6.

Gujarat is the 1st state to start State Futsal Club Championship to create awareness about this new form of football and make it more popular.

Futsal is an exciting and fast-paced indoor sport that is played across the world and is recognised by FIFA. It is a 5 vs 5 small-sided game, played with a smaller, low-bounce futsal ball and on smooth surfaces with touchlines. It is a great sport to develop skills as it demands quick thinking and reflexes, creative dribbling and accurate passing of the ball.

GSFA is planning more such events in future, like baby league, sub junior league, junior league and  senior league to name a few.

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