Futsal talent in the state on display

A showcase of futsal will take place at WA State Futsal Centre tomorrow.
A showcase of futsal will take place at WA State Futsal Centre tomorrow.

SOME of Perth’s best futsal players will be in action tomorrow as part of a drive to increase participation in the sport.

The WA State Futsal Centre, which has enjoyed considerable success since launching in Bibra Lake two years ago, will host all-star matches at its Port Pirie Street base.

Featured among the high profile names are Brazil’s Victor Brauner and Lucas Mello and Welsh international Rico Zulkarnain.

The women’s match will be held at 5pm, with the men’s to follow at 6pm.

The matches will serve as the finale to a centre open day which starts at 1pm.

Centre director Raj Albuquerque called on the public to come down and have a look at the sport which has helped develop some of the outdoor game’s best players, including current Socceroo Tom Rogic.

“The day is about showing the public what the sport is all about and what we have here,” he said.

“Everyone is welcome; families, juniors, soccer players and people who just love sport in general.”