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We provide football courses for our community
A lot of the work we undertake is providing football courses for our community, whether its holiday courses for children, regular competitive football for our disabled team or a lunchtime football league for local businesses.
At the Trust we have worked hard over the years to offer as many people as possible the chance to play football regardless of age, gender, ability or background. We don’t just see football as a sport but as a way to improve fitness, confidence and social skills.
We are very proud of what we have achieved, providing a variety of football courses which are delivered by our FA qualified coaches and tailored to meet the requirements of families and individuals living in our community.
Futsal is coming to Town!!
Join us for an exciting new initiative - Futsal
Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted.
There are a number of differences to our traditional version of small sided football, but the dominant elements are the absence of rebound boards and amendments in the laws that encourage and foster skillful, creative play above the physical contact that tends to be a feature of English five-a-side.
The FA has developed the following to drive the growth of Futsal in England:-
- England Senior Men’s Team that enters the FIFA Futsal World Cup and UEFA European Futsal Championships as well as playing a number of international friendly matches each season. The England team draws their players from the leading Futsal clubs that play in The FA National Futsal Leagues.
- The FA National Futsal Leagues were established in 2008 and are comprised of three regional divisions (North, Midlands and South) with eight teams in each division that play throughout the season. The top two teams from each league progress to the Grand Finals to contest for the title of National Futsal Champions. The National Champions progress into the UEFA European Futsal Cup to represent England.
- The FA Futsal Cup was established in 2004, offering competitive Futsal opportunities for both men’s and women’s Futsal teams through local qualifying leagues, to regional finals and onto the three-day National Finals.
- The FA National Youth Futsal Festival has been running since 2007 to encourage young people to participate in Futsal. Boys and girls teams from across the country between the ages of 10-16 years old progress through regional festivals to reach the National Youth Futsal Festival. This event is hugely popular and is helping to promote the game within schools and youth clubs. For more information about how you can be involved check out our Futsal article on our latest news pages here on this website.