Panna Football is a brand of small sided soccer games played 1 v 1 in an Octagonal Panna Cage or by inventing Panna Playground games to be played on the streets (in some countries known as Street Soccer or Street Football)
'Panna' is were you play the ball through your opponents legs & retrieve the ball the other side.
In Australia the Panna Football Season runs from October through until April each year. The Premier Events currently being the Panna Premier League (PPL) featuring the top players in each state (NSW & VIC). There are Wild Card places available at each event so anyone aged 15-21 can enter here The Australian Panna Football Titles staged in Melbourne in late Summer are open to players of all ages. Panna Goal is a entry level programme to Panna & includes social play & Panna Coaching & is available for events hire enquire here. The Panna Cage is also at every Melbourne Victory AAMI Park Home Games. Dates here
The Melbourne Panna Premier League will launch on Sunday October 27 at the Carlton Italian Festa, featuring 8 Top Panna Players, led by Current Australian Champion Karl Faraj, plus up & coming young wildcards looking to make a name for themselves in the Panna World.
The PPL will travel to 6 Festivals all over Melbourne from October through to April and by using a unique format, the event will allow any player to win & keep even the seeded players at the top of their game.
The Day starts off at 10.30am with Registration for the Wild Cards aged between 15 & 21 years, who will then battle in a Wild Card KO Tournament for the 1 spot in Division 2 on the day. Each Division contains 4 Players, who play each other once in a League Format. The winner of Division 2 is then Promoted to Division 1 to face 3 other seeded players, who again play each other. The Top 2 from Division 1 are then promoted to the Premier League to face the Top 2 Seeds and battle not only for the win on the day but also the Overall PPL points which will decide the Melbourne Panna Premier League Champion. This Format will allow a Wild Card to go through all Divisions and win the event.
Also on the day is the Panna Goal Programme which allows social play Free of Charge in the Cage plus the Pros will be in hand to offer coaching & game tips, so make sure you come on down.