WATCH: Women’s team to play for bronze at World University Futsal Champs

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New Zealand’s women’s team will play for the bronze medal on Sunday at the FISU World University Futsal Championships in Shanghai, China.

The women’s team will face host nation China in the bronze medal match at 1.30pm (NZT).

Main photo: New Zealand Universities Women’s team. Photo credit: NZF Futsal.

This follows New Zealand’s 8-0 loss in their semi-final to Brazil, who go on to face Portgual for the gold medal on Sunday evening (8pm NZT).

Meanwhile, the New Zealand men’s team have completed their participation at the 14-team tournament, clinching 9th place after successive wins in the play-off stages.

After beating Hong Kong 4-0 on Friday, New Zealand beat Oman 6-3 to secure 9th spot.


Game to be played on Sunday June 16, 2024

New Zealand Women v China
Shanghai University of Engineering Science venue, 1.30pm (NZT)


Game played on Saturday June 15, 2024

Play-off for 9th place

New Zealand Men 6 (Davis Vhavha, Casey Sharplin 2, Denny Twigg 2, Hamish Grey)
Oman 3

Games played on Friday June 14, 2024


New Zealand Women 0
Brazil 8

Play-off for 9th-12th places

New Zealand Men 4 (Ben Cameron 2, Adam Paulsen, Casey Sharplin)
Hong Kong 0

Games played on Wednesday June 12, 2024

New Zealand Men 4 (Charlie Bayly, Logan Wisnewski, Denny Twigg, Davis Vhavha)
Croatia 7

New Zealand Women 2 (Ella James, Jamie Evans)
Poland 1

Games played on Tuesday June 11, 2024 

New Zealand Men 2 (Ethan Martin, Charlie Bayly)
Mongolia 0

New Zealand Women 0
Portugal 7

Game played on Monday June 10, 2024

New Zealand Men 1 (Ben Cameron)
Ukraine 9 (scorers not available)

Final group standings

New Zealand squads


Ella James (University of Auckland)
Ellena Firth (University of Canterbury)
Emily Gillion (Massey University)
Jordana Bremner (University of Auckland)
Jamie Evans (University of Waikato)
Zoe Barrott (Victoria University of Wellington)
Milla Green (Massey University)
Alosi Bloomfield (University of Auckland)
Hannah Reddy (AUT, Auckland)
Dani Ohlsson (Victoria University of Wellington)
Ashley Vincent (AUT, Auckland)
Samantha Whyte (University of Canterbury)
Caelin Patterson (Victoria University of Wellington)
Hannah Milligan (AUT, Auckland)


Charlie Bayly (University of Canterbury)
Sean Beresford Victoria (University of Wellington)
Ben Cameron (University of Canterbury)
Max Ericksen (University of Waikato)
Tyler Ericksen (University of Waikato)
Hamish Grey (Universidad Católica De Murcia)
Ethan Martin (University of Waikato)
Adam Paulsen (Massey University)
Casey Sharplin (University of Waikato)
Patrick Steele (University of Waikato)
Denny Twigg (University of Waikato)
Davis Vhavha (University of Waikato)
Logan Wisnewski (University of Waikato)
Mark Zimmerman (University of Canterbury)

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