WAGGA Futsal will become the first regular summer sport to reopen its doors when seasons get underway on Wednesday.
There will be some guidlines to adhere to, including a double vaccination requirement for anyone over 16 to enter Equex Centre and a one parent per player rule.
But Wagga Futsal president Sam Gray said he expects bigger number this year as sport attempts to return to normality.
"The competition's growing again, we've seen growth in the opens, under-19 and under-10 competitions," he said.
"There's also been an influx of younger female players, which is what we want for the sport. We want more young girls playing to help the sport grow.
"We've got a lot of new adult players as well. The open competition has grown to seven or eight teams now, and last year it was only a four team competition.
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"What we don't have this year is we don't have the social comp, it's purely competitive now. We found a lot of the players want to play competitively this year."
Gray said they are wells set up to comply with COVID guidelines for their competitions, with divisions from under-eights and upwards.
"We'll be the first indoor sport to go back. There's been a couple of odds and ends happening here and there, but I dare say we'll help the other sports with how we cope with the COVID guidelines," he said.
"We have a one parent per child rule at this stage, and until December 1, everyone who comes to the centre over the age of 16 has to be double vaccinated."
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