The Futnet Association Cyprus was established in 2016 and is practiced following the principle of non-discrimination based on sex, race, religion, politics, sexual orientation and any other reason and with a view to mutual respect and fair play.

Futnet Association Cyprus is member of UNIF.

UNIF is the world-governing body of futnet, founded in 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland, by 15 countries from four continents. Its headquarters are located in Prague, Czech Republic.

UNIF has 22 Full Members and 4 Associate Members representing the five continents.

UNIF’s European branch is European Futnet Association with whom UNIF collaborates closely in all issues concerning futnet development and events in Europe.

Past and Present

First recorded mentions of futnet date back to 1920s to ex-Czechoslovakia when young football players of Slavia Prague started to kick the ball over a horizontal rope which was later replaced by a net.

Many changes and developments have taken place since then and, nowadays, almost a hundred years later, in many countries futnet is recognised as an independent sport with its own identity and a proper organisational structure. National and international futnet competitions in various disciplines have been organised for decades and the number of followers all over the world is growing.


Rules and Disciplines

There are three disciplines in futnet determined by the number of the players – single, double and triple. Basic rules as laid down by UNIF Laws of Futnet for each discipline are as follows:

Single: one player, two touches, one bounce in all categories, court dimensions 9 m x 12.8 m

Double: two players, up to three touches (not two consecutive touches by the same player), one bounce allowed for men and two bounces for women and juniors, court dimensions 9 m x 12.8 m

Triple: three players, up to three touches (not two consecutive touches by the same player), one bounce allowed for men and two for women and juniors, court dimensions 9 m x 18 m

Ball and Scoring System

The futnet ball may remind of a football in its size, but is glued, made of 32 panels, black and white, of synthetic (natural) leather and when properly inflated, should bounce more than half a meter.

The team scores a point whenever the opponent commits a fault, for example: netting the ball, kicking the ball out of the court, touching the net, the same player touching the ball twice in a row (except for the single), touching the ball with the hand or the arm etc.

To win the match, the team has to win 2 sets. A set is won by the team who first scores 11 points with a minimum two-point lead or first scores 15 points.

See the Laws of Futnet for more details on the rules of this sport.


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