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 13 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 recent achievements include winning the 2019 New Zealand Futsal Secondary School Regionals and Nationals with his Junior team, and in 2017 with both the junior and senior teams of St Patricks College. Other noteable achievements include winning the 2016 Futsal Youth Nationals with his Capital Futsal U14 side, and in 2018 heading to Sydney with a select team; the Wellington Hokiois 14s, winning the Australian 2018 National Futsal Championships.
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.
Mikey has been a growing member of the futsal community in Wellington for a number of years. Making his debut for the Capital Futsal National League side in 2016, Mikey remained involved in the squad in some form throughout the following years. As a player, his most notable achievement came in 2017 when selected for the New Zealand Under 18 Futsal Whites and subsequently playing 6 games in the OFC Youth Futsal Championship, ultimately falling short to the Solomon Islands, placing second. He has also played through every age group for Capital Futsal in the New Zealand Youth Futsal Championships, winning in his final year in 2019. These experiences have presented him a variety of styles of futsal, something which has been taken into his coaching.
As a coach, Mikey has been coaching at Wellington College since 2016 first with the junior teams before stepping up to co-coach the senior sides in 2019. He also holds his Level 1 Certificate in Futsal Coaching. Mikey began at Project Futsal Academy in 2019 and hopes to pass on the various technical and tactical skills he has learnt, to the future futsal stars of Wellington.