River City Futsal will proudly represent the city of Brisbane in the inaugural season of the F-League.
The club, which was established in July 2020 by the Sciacca brothers Mitch and Daniel, has built an identity around the iconography of Queensland’s capital.
“We did our kit launch at South Bank, we did a photoshoot two weeks ago at a café in the inner-city and our logo is the Story Bridge,” said River City Futsal General Manager Mitch Sciacca.
River City Futsal are a close-knit group with many of the players connected to Mansfield State High School and Mount Gravatt Hawks on Brisbane’s southside.
Mitch runs things off the court while Daniel coaches the men’s team and their older brother, Matt Sciacca, is one of the senior players.
“We train out of Mansfield State High School and many of the senior men’s team are graduates from the school,” said Mitch.
“Our goalkeeper Diego Ocando was in my grade at school, as was Jeremy Hansen. Matt Pickham, Nathan Sparks and Matt Sciacca are also products of Mansfield.
“Our senior men’s team really is a testament to the quality of Mansfield’s sporting programs.”
Mitch and Daniel, who are both in their 20s, can lay claim to being the youngest club owners in the F-League.
“We both have a passion for elite sport and wanted to provide players with an elite futsal environment,” said Mitch.
“We are a fully independent club. We’re not here to make money; every jersey we sell we donate $5 to LIVIN, a mental health organisation.”