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June 2021: New Zealand's first official foosball club formed

On Tuesday 15 June we formed New Zealand's first official foosball club: the Otago University Foosball Club - run by and for Otago students and affiliated with OUSA.


June 2021: New foosball location in Christchurch

 

Chucky set up one Leonhart foosball table at 12bar in Christchurch


June 2021: More Leonhart tables for New Zealand and Australia

Christian Fiedler (CEO of Leonhart) sent us 12 more Leonart tables.

Two will go to Auckland, two to Tauranga, two to Hawkes Bay, two to Dunedin and two to Melbourne.

 

We are looking for locations to set them up. Suggestions are welcome.

 

Are there any high schools in Dunedin where we can start a foosball program?


December 2020: Foundation of the New Zealand Table Soccer Federation

Following a workshop by Jens Uhlemann on how to develop a table soccer as a sport, we decided to form the New Zealand Table Soccer Federation.


November 2020: Christian Bystry made ...

...laminated plywood cupholders!


October 2020: Strategy meeting on how to establish foosball as a sport in New Zealand

Participants (from top left to bottom right):

Christian Fiedler (managing director of Leonhart),

Marcus Schulz (vice president of the German Table Soccer Federation, DTFB),

Matthias Stadler (Foosball Auckland),

Steffi Neupert and Paul Szyszka (Foosball Dunedin),

Jens Uhlemann (president of the Nordrhein Westfälischer Tischfussballverband), 

Dirk Leenders (Foosball Tauranga), 

Blake Laing-Smith (Foosball Auckland),

Chucky Prague (Foosball Christchurch), and

Joe Stone (Foosball Hawkes Bay).


October 2020: Leonhart foosball tables arrived in Christchurch

Delivered two Leonhart foosball tables to Chucky (Foosball New Zealand) and set them up at the Port & Eagle Brewpub in Kaiapoi near Christchurch.

We are looking forward to the tournaments Dunedin vs Christchurch!

 

Update (Feb. 2021): The foosball tables are no longer in Port & Eagles, and we are looking for a location to set them up in Christchurch.


July 2020: Arrival of the Leonhart foosball tables at the Unipol, Dunedin

Steffi setting up 4 Leonhart foosball tables at the Unipol.


April 2020: Foosball is coming! Thank you Marcus, Leonhart and Unipol!

https://www.otago.ac.nz/recreation/index.html
https://www.otago.ac.nz/recreation/index.html

We are very happy to announce that soon there will be a place for our dream to develop a foosball community in Dunedin: The Unipol

https://original-leonhart.com/shop-showcase/leo_pro-tournament/
https://original-leonhart.com/shop-showcase/leo_pro-tournament/

We owe this Dunedin-Foosball-Project to Marcus Schulz, vice president of the German Table Soccer Federation (DTFB) and foosball super-spreader, to Christian Fiedler, managing director of the foosball table company Leonhart, who sponsors professional foosball tables (leo-pro tournament) for this project, and to the Unipol team, which offers the space to set up tables!

We expect the foosball tables to be set up in July 2020. You are welcome to use them free of charge, and Steffi and Paul will provide free coaching once or twice a week. We will post updates on https://www.foosball-dunedin.org

 


February 2020: Setting up a foosball sport club in Dunedin

We are looking for a room to fit in 4 foosball tables and approximately 20 people.

If you know a suited room, please let us know. 


June 2019: Arrival of our Ullrich foosball table

Ullrich Beast Pro in New Zealand

February 2019: Arrival of our Lettner foosball table

Lettner Evolution in New Zealand