Mainland Futsal Snub

Mainland has missed out on a series of national workshops run by two-time Futsal World Cup winner Marcos Sarato.

The five-a-side indoor game is one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand, and more than 30 million people play worldwide.

The Brazilian will be travelling to New Zealand next month, but won’t be coming south.

St Albans Futsal Head Coach Matt Holmes says he is disappointed Canterbury isn’t on the agenda as Futsal coaching ability continues to lack.

New Zealand submitted a bid to host the 2020 Futsal World Cup last year.