With the football season on the horizon, Northland's student players got in a valuable run-around at the region's secondary school futsal tournament at Whangārei's ASB Stadium on Wednesday.

Northern Advocate photographer John Stone was there to catch the action.

Kaitaia College player Robbie Dawson, left, looks for a way to get to the ball from Whangarei Boys' High player Kalpa Athapatthu. Photo / John Stone
Kaitaia College player Robbie Dawson, left, looks for a way to get to the ball from Whangarei Boys' High player Kalpa Athapatthu. Photo / John Stone
Jordan Heke from Kamo High School on the attack. Photo / John Stone
Jordan Heke from Kamo High School on the attack. Photo / John Stone
Whangārei Boys' High School goalie Suryadeep Diwan rolls the ball out to his team at the Northland secondary schools futsal tournament at the ASB Stadium. Photo / John Stone
Whangārei Boys' High School goalie Suryadeep Diwan rolls the ball out to his team at the Northland secondary schools futsal tournament at the ASB Stadium. Photo / John Stone
Whangārei Boys' High School's Conal Anderson looks to move the ball while he is surrounded by Kerikeri High School defenders. Photo / John Stone
Whangārei Boys' High School's Conal Anderson looks to move the ball while he is surrounded by Kerikeri High School defenders. Photo / John Stone