"Futsal for All, Forever"
Since its birth in 1930, futsal has been an integral part of our communities, mostly in the South American countries and European affiliates, but now it has become more than a game, more than a sport; it has become a way of life that we all embrace, regardless of nationality, creed, ethnicity, education, gender or religion.
"Futsal for All, Forever" is more than a rallying cry or brand claim; it is what we do, who we are and why we are here. The newly established World Futsal Federation believes it expresses our commitment to the beautiful game and forever reminds us of the defining role it plays in our communities and in our lives.
The World Futsal Federation will guarantee an environment in which everyone’s passion and dedication to "Futsal for All, Forever" is acknowledged, nurtured and respected throughout. And while "Futsal for All, Forever" may be embraced and expressed differently by each of us, shaped by our personal relationship with the game, we believe its universal meaning should be understood and shared by all.
Principles and implications:
"Futsal for All, Forever” is a commitment to the game
Futsal is a game, a sport, a lifestyle that is available and welcoming to all. It is with great clarity, humility and a strong sense of duty that we look towards the future and truly put futsal at the center of all that we do.
"Futsal for All, Forever" is a commitment to the people
Whether enjoyed on the court, at home, in a café or bar or anywhere else in the world, futsal is in the fabric of our communities and of our day-to-day lives. It is our responsibility to promote the growth and the development of the game in the long term, irrespective of color, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, to every corner of the world.
"Futsal for All, Forever" is a commitment to the planet
To safeguard the future of futsal, we must protect the beauty, diversity and quality of life on our planet. We are fully committed to mitigating any negative impacts of our presence and activity on the environment to ensure that all of us, wherever we are, can experience and enjoy the magic and beauty of the game.
"Futsal for All, Forever" is a commitment to the future
It is about supporting the growth and development of futsal by nurturing the integrity and quality of the game for everyone, and not just for today, but for generations to come. It inspires us to be an organization worthy of its mandate as a steward and champion of "Futsal for All, Forever".
"Futsal for All, Forever" underpins our vision for futsal; for the present, for the future, and for the people who make it so special, in an all-inclusive partnership with the world. Because futsal does not belong to the World Futsal Federation, nor does it belong to its staff or any other body representing the interests of players, clubs or countries. It belongs to the people; to all of us who live futsal, every day.
So, "Futsal for All, Forever".
It is what we do.... It is why we are here.
A modified form of soccer played with five players per side on a smaller, typically indoor, field.
Partly from Brazilian Portuguese, shortened from futebol du salão, and partly from Spanish, shortened from fútbol sala or fútbol de salón.