Andrew Barr has joyously announced (and my, hasn’t he aged in that photo!) that Canberra is hosting the “28th Australian National Futsal Championships”.
Nowhere in the media release does it actually inform us what the hell futsal is (something about soccer right?).
One thing we do know is that Canberra has a “futsal slab” occupying prime real estate on Commonwealth Avenue, often used to pitch large tents on or land helicopters. So is the slab finally being put to its avowed use?
Competition will take place at four venues across Canberra â€“ ACT Netball Centre (Lyneham), Southern Cross Stadium (Tuggeranong), MPOWER Dome (Chisholm) and the AIS Arena (Bruce). Competition continues throughout the week with the tournament finals to be held on Friday 12 January 2007.