Level 1- Futsal


Get Into Futsal

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Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA. There is a UEFA Futsal Cup for clubs, and UEFA Futsal Championships and FIFA World Championship for national teams.

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 skilful, creative play above the physical contact that tends to be a feature of English five-a-side.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small-sided game and the nature of it places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be transitioned into the traditional formats of the game.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit the game as a brilliant footballing development tool. Players like Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi to name just a few of the South American legends to have all played and enjoyed Futsal. But Futsal has not just helped produce South American football stars, on the European stage Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Xavi, Fabregas amongst many others to have played Futsal during their youth.

Get Into Futsal

The FA has launched a new National Futsal Strategy to make this fast, exciting format of the sport become England's indoor game of choice for adults and young people.

Here in Cheshire, we truly believe in this vision. The leagues which you can get involved with can be seen below.

Clubs and Teams

We are pleased to announce that we have recently launched our brand-new Futsal Membership Package too.

The membership package enables all clubs with futsal teams to affiliate them so they are then eligible to play in sanctioned leagues and competitions. For further information on the benefits of the membership package please get in touch (details below).

If you are looking to set up your own Futsal Club not built in to a Football Club or Existing Futsal Club please contact Futsal@CheshireFA.com

Once we have details of all our affiliated teams we can then advertise this out to players who enquire about joining teams and understand where we have teams and where there are gaps in provision of futsal to inform future projects and funding.

Futsal Youth Cup 2019
Sanctioned youth futsal leagues

Lead Contact: Blake Williams

Contact Details: blakewilliamschester@gmail.com

Lead Contact: Karl Burns

Contact Details: karl@wirefutsal.com

Lead Contact: Karl Burns

Contact Details: karl@wirefutsal.com

Lead Contact: Karl Burns

Contact Details: karl@wirefutsal.com

Lead Contact: Wayne Sandham

Contact Details: conralex@ntlworld.com

If you would like to find out more about how you become a Cheshire FA-sanctioned league, please contact us: Futsal@CheshireFA.com

Get In Touch

T: 01606 302006
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

E: Futsal@CheshireFA.com

Futsal-Specific Just Play Sessions

There are a number of futsal-specific Just Play sessions running across Cheshire. There are currently spaces available for sessions taking place at:

Sandymoor School

Manchester Health Academy

The Grange School

Fives Soccer Centre Trafford

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National Futsal Series
Find out more about the National Futsal Series, which launched its inaugural season in September.

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