A collaboration between the Great Southern Regional Cricket Board, the City of Albany, the Albany and Districts Cricket Association, the Great Southern soccer Association and The Albany Agricultural Society has seen the development of our Albany Indoor Sports Centre.
The Centre offers:
4 indoor cricket pitches, 2 of which have cricket bowling machines;
a specially designed Cricket Cage built for Indoor Cricket;
1 large indoor soccer field or 2 smaller indoor soccer fields, or Futsal fields
Indoor cricket is a fast-paced game where every player bats, bowls and fields, making it an ideal game for players wanting high-involvement regardless of their skill level. For more information and rules about Indoor Cricket visit the WA Cricket Foundation website.
Futsal is the FIFA-recognised form of small-sided indoor football (the word is a contraction of the Spanish 'fútbol sala'). It is played between two teams who each have five players on the pitch at any one time, with rolling substitutes and a smaller ball than soccer that is harder and less bouncy.
Indoor soccer is a five-a-side or six-a-side version of minifootball, derived from association football and adapted to be played in walled hardcourt indoor arena. Indoor soccer has different regulations from other versions of association football designed for indoor play, such as futsal and five-a-side football. Unlike futsal, which is played on wooden or ceramic surfaces, indoor soccer is played on synthetic turf.