For decades now, futsal has been a popular and much-loved sporting discipline, and while the indoor version of football is rapidly growing in popularity elsewhere now, thanks to FIFA’s patronage and the support of many leading personalities, futsal has proved a breeding ground for some of the greats of the game.
KICK is Mumbai’s first outdoor futsal arena in Hiranandani, Powai offering an authentic Futsal Experience. Play 5-a-side football like you have never played it before; in an arena like you have never played in before!World class teams like Brazil, Spain and Portugal with world class players like Ronaldo, Robinho, Kaka and Fabregas have developed by playing Futsal.
Futsal is a fast-paced, fun, skill-oriented game that tests your abilities at whatever level, whilst developing all-round individual technique. Futsal develops the same basic technique, skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11v11 outdoor game, players touch the ball 210% more often which will increase a player’s ball competency.Constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart law means players must learn to play and think fast, which develops intelligent players.
KICK is launched as the city’s own first-ever dedicated Outdoor Futsal facility in the city as per the UEFA and FIFA standards at Supreme City Business Park- Powai.
Launched with state-of-the-art FIFA two-star rated 4th generation synthetic Astroturf along with special rubber infill’s, special sand for shock absorption, floodlights, cage netting separating the two pitches and other facilities including refreshment counters.
As early as six months ago, the arena was just an idea, germinating in the minds of Abhay Singh, AkashGambhir and Aniketh Nair, 3 football-crazy Mumbai boys.
[quote]We’ve known each other since school, and we’ve regularly played football on Sundays,[/quote] says Singh.[quote]With KICK, we decided to give football fans just like us, the opportunity to play on professionally equipped futsal grounds, now available at SupremeCityBusinessPark in Powai. The hill view of PowaiLake is just an added bonus.[/quote]
KICK now has an official address in Hiranandani, Powai – all you need to do is make advance bookings for your preferred time slot through the day. KICK grounds are made as per international standards by using an artificial turf as a surface with a layer of sand and rubber infilling; which helps in reducing the risk of an injury and is at the same time environmental-friendly.
The response has been almost instantaneous. [quote]We already have about 50 people who book in advance and come to play. We’ve had requests from people to book it for the whole year. After playing on uneven grounds all their lives, they’re excited by this,[/quote]says Gambhir.
[quote]Corporates have come to us, saying they’ll conduct lunch-interval leagues, with 15-minute games. It’s a great idea, because it’s a really intense sport!,[/quote] adds Nair.
KICK will soon organize Coaching facilities, tournaments and will be open for budding football lovers for practice sessions or families simply looking for a way to bond over the game. The trio plans for the facility to go beyond recreational use, and tap into the idea that playing futsal promotes speedy development of footballing technique.
The KICK experience is not only for kids. KICK welcomes all age groups, genders, corporates and families to enjoy a game, stay fit or for love of the sport.
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Operational Hours – 7 AM to 1 AM
SupremeBusinessPark, BehindLakeCastle, HiranandaniGardens, Powai., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400076
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The word Futsal is a portmanteau of the Portuguese futebol de salão, which can be translated as “hall football”.Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.[/box]