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.
...laminated plywood cupholders!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.