Khalid has been a prominent figure in the Wellington Futsal scene for several years now. He has played Football from the age of 8 and is currently a player for Wellington Olympic AFC. His passion has developed over 10 years playing futsal, as he has played in the National New Zealand Futsal Whites team in 2010/2011, and is currently a senior player in the Wellington Capital Futsal National League Mens team, dating back to 2010. His dedication to the sport has equipped him with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to then earn his Certificate in level 1 and 2 Futsal Coaching.
Khalid has many years experience as a futsal coach, and his most recent achievements are down to winning the 2016 Futsal Youth Nationals with his Capital Futsal U14 side, and the 2017 New Zealand Futsal Secondary Schools Nationals with both the junior and senior teams of St Patricks College.
Khalid also has a wide understanding of the Fitness industry through his work at City Fitness Gym, and is finalising his National Certificate in Fitness, level 3 Exercise Consultant. The Project Futsal Academy stemmed from Khalid’s passion for the sport, and his desire to promote the sport in hopes of creating a bigger Futsal community; and equipping the players of tomorrow with the necessary skills to become the best they can be.
Luc first discovered Futsal at the age of 5 in France for his junior club, which trained indoors until the players turned 7. Since then Football has been a substantial part of his life and is now a current Waterside Karori AFC player. Although he did not play Futsal for a number of years, Luc rediscovered the game in 2013 when he played for the Wellington College Senior A side at the NZSS Nationals. That same year he played in the Futsal Youth Nationals Under 16 side which went on to win the tournament going undefeated. He was then asked to partake in the Wellington Capital Futsal National League Men's training campaign in 2013, making his National League debut that same year at the age of 15.
Luc was picked for the National New Zealand Futsal Whites squad in 2014. He went on to play his first International in July 2015 against Australia, becoming the youngest ever Futsal Whites debutante as well as goal scorer, scoring against Malaysia. In 2016, he played in the OFC FIFA Futsal World Cup Qualifiers held in Fiji with New Zealand coming in second place, falling just short of their first World Cup participation.
Luc has been giving back to the Wellington Futsal community by coaching the Wellington College Junior and Senior sides since 2014 as well as Capital Futsal youth teams. He wants to help the continuation of the immense growth Futsal is seeing within the country by sharing his passion and experience to help young Futsal stars excel to their potential.
Coach / Goalkeeper
Mohsen has been a well-known member of the Futsal community in Wellington for several years. He started playing futsal at the age of 7, and his passion in futsal has grown since then. He has been a Goalkeeper for the Capital Futsal National League mens team, and the Victoria University of Wellington Futsal team since 2012. As a team player, he has achieved 2012-15 runners up in the mens Futsal Nationals, 2016 Champion, and 2017 runner up in the Tertiary Nationals. As an individual he has been the Golden Gloves winner in 2013 U19 Youth Nationals, 2016 and 2017 Tertiary Nationals. His passion and enthusiasm for Futsal led him to expand his knowledge and skills as a Goalkeeper and a coach in Futsal.
Mohsen has been a Futsal coach for Capital Futsal U14 and U16 teams, which placed in the top four teams for 2014-16 National Leagues. He has coached the Wellington College Senior team in 2015, and the Scots College Senior teams since 2016. Furthermore he is the current goalkeepers coach for the Capital Futsal Youth National teams.
Mohsen has a wide understanding of Futsal, and he has taken Futsal Level 1 Coaching, Futsal Level 1 Refereeing, and first aid course certificates. Moreover he has a high dedication to the sport and he achieved the Victoria University Blues Award for 2015 Sport Excellence.