What is Futnet?
Two teams of 1 to 3 players play against each other, passing a football over a net with their feet. This sport can be played anywhere. Simple to understand, it combines flexibility, technique and agility. It is also a spectacular sport with acrobatic returns, spins, backflips and other impressive passes.
This sport was brought to Europe by Marco Polo, who is said to have brought it back from Malaysia or Indonesia. It was first introduced by the young footballers of Slavia Prague, who kicked the ball over a rope, replaced by a net. Then the first rules were created in 1940 and appeared in France in 1943. Finally, the creation of the FFDAF (Fédération de Futnet et des Disciplines Associées France) allowed the creation of associations which professionalized the players.Discover
The first edition of the Estérel Futnet Cup in Saint-Raphaël took place from Friday 16 July to Sunday 18 July 2021.Set up on the Place Coullet, the public could attend the meetings for free. There are three different levels, the tournament of the ambitious, the champions and the stars. The ambitious one was held in June and the winners get a place in the tournament of champions. This took place in July in Saint-Raphaël, bringing together the 8 best teams. Finally, the stars' tournament brings together sports personalities who try their hand at the discipline. The French teams were able to compete against the Czech Republic's national team, which is the best in the world, and the Swiss team, which is ranked in the top five in the world.
Next edition 2022
Futnet does not yet have any reference events in France. The town of Saint-Raphaël and the Futnet Raphaëlois association want to make their mark in this discipline by setting up an annual event.
The next edition will take place on 15, 16 and 17 July 2022 on the Place Coullet in Saint-Raphaël.
The programme for this second edition includes a high-level tournament on 16 and 17 July, a women's tournament, and friendly encounters between well-known sportsmen.