Foosball Victoria is the official governing organisation for foosball in Victoria.
The organisation is closely affiliated with Foosball Australia who is the governing body for foosball in Australia and also the ITSF (International Table Soccer Federation) who runs the global game.
The Victorian organisation grew from a small Melbourne foosball club based in St Kilda, and has expanded to an administrative group for the state of Victoria.
While in its infancy, we have a number of internationally registered referees and players who are ranked globally.
Development of the game in Australia
Foosball Victoria is dedicated to the growing of table soccer within Victoria. Through the support of subsidiary clubs and groups within the state, through the relations with other state clubs, the hosting of state league events, through officiating and administrating.
What is Foosball
Foosball is a table form of soccer operated with 8 rods, ‘table soccer’ figures and a ball. There is a goal at each end of the table and a place to serve on each side in the middle. Each player/team uses their handles to move their men to strike the ball into the opposing teams goal. You always attack to your right and defend at your left. The number of players on each rod differs with a single goalkeeper, 2 defenders, 5 midfielders and 3 strikers. The configuration of the players with different spacing promotes a tactical aspect of the game.
Rules: Foosball rules can be simple or they can be complicated.
-The simplest rules would be: Hit the ball into the goal. Your goal is on the left, you try to score to the right. No spinning of the bars or you will suffer in hell. If you score, the other team serves.
-The official rules have been set by the ITSF and are used to play in any tournaments. Many top players will play all their matches using these rules so as to be completely comfortable with them come tournament time. In official tournaments sanctioned by Foosball Victoria a referee will be on hand to assist with the implementation of the ITSF rules.
Read the official rules here…ITSF Rules.pdf