Waikato footballers get chance for some fun on one of FIFA’s Unity pitches

Waikato footballers can play on the portable futsal-sized pitch being used to promote this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The pitch — known as the Unity Pitch — has been taken to Hamilton for four days in mid-February, providing opportunities for junior, youth and senior players to have some fun (as well as spectators).

Main photo: One of FIFA’s Unity pitches … a chance to have a go on a portable and fun pitch. Photo credit: FIFA.

Here are the details:


Hamilton Lake … a scenic venue for fun football.

The colourful 15m x 25 m pitch has been located on the front lawn of The Verandah Café, Hamilton Lake Domain.

With signage around the pitch and a sound system in full flight, it provides a fun, unique experience.

The pitch looks spectacular at night.

How to get there

What’s on and when

Here’s the schedule for the pitch:

How to play

  • 20 min game/team.
  • Minimum of 5 players per team, no maximum number.
  • Male or female – all welcome.
  • Futsal/shoes only (no boots).
  • Limited team spots available.
  • Spot prizes.

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