Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Charity Event to Help Earthquake-Hit Clubs

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Charity Event to Help Earthquake-Hit Clubs

Article excerpt

IPSWICH'S futsal community will unite this weekend to raise funds for futsal clubs in the earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Swifts Futsal club is a member of the Vikings Futsal Association, whose Christchurch clubs were devastated in September's 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Nearly all of the Futsal centres in Christchurch were affected by the earthquake with competitions severely delayed.

Swifts Futsal manager Amanda Wenzel said the fundraiser was a great way to kick off the new futsal season.

C[pounds sterling]This is just our way of helping out the futsal community in New Zealand,C[yen] she said. C[pounds sterling]They were hit hard by it and they need money to rebuild the competition.C[yen]

Futsal is undergoing a dramatic increase in popularity in Ipswich.

The St Peter Claver College team is contesting the Oceanic schools tournament on the Gold Coast this month after making it to the grand final of the Queensland tournament. …

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