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Futsal Teams Win Regional Tournament

In November this year we introduced a ‘mid season’ Futsal League for U10’s and U12’s boys, U14’s and U16’s Boys Tournament.

The games took place every other Saturday afternoon at Judgemeadow Community College. 6 Teams from each of the U10’s and U12’s category set of to compete in a league format with the U14’s and U16’s took part in a one off competition. Winners from each age group, included the Schools’ Girls Teams, went on to the Regional Finals held at Moulton College in Northampton.

Last weekend saw how far our schools and clubs have come in the game of Futsal when they won or finished finalists in their age groups and will now play in the National Youth Futsal Finals held at Birmingham International Area on the weekend of 29th and 30th June 2013.

Girls U12’s – South Charnwood School (Winners)
Girls U16’s – Charnwood College (Finalists)
Boys U10’s - Sileby Juniors FC (Winners)
Boys U10’s – Birstall Juniors FC (Finalists)
Boys U12’s – St Andrews Juniors FC (Winners)
Boys U14’s – Allexton & New Parks Hawks FC (Winners)

We wish all the above teams the very best of luck at the National Youth Futsal Finals.

We are now taking requests from interested clubs to join us for next season’s competition. Our next Youth Futsal Leagues start in November 2013. Age bands - U10’s (to include U9’s); U12’s (to include U11’s); U14’s (to include U13’s) and U16’s (to include U15’s). Teams wishing to enter must be affiliated to Leicestershire & Rutland County FA and playing in Leicestershire Leagues in season 2013/14.

What is Futsal?

Futsal is FIFA and UEFAs recognised format of 5-a-side football and in recent years has been embraced by The Football Association. FIFA claim that it is the fastest growing indoor sport in the world, and is immensely popular outside of the UK.

Futsal has played an important role in the technical development of some of the world’s leading football players; Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kaka, Xavi, Ronaldinho to name just a few all played Futsal as they grew up and developed into world beaters. The FA are keen to harness the benefits of this game and introduce it to benefit the technical development of English young players. Futsal is being played widely in schools, colleges and universities across the country, and The FA has established an adult National Futsal League and an England senior men’s Futsal team that plays in European and World Cups.

Futsal is a format of 5-a-side football that is played indoors with a smaller, heavier ball. The game is played to pitch lines and hockey-sized goals, which helps to encourage improved decision making and technical skill from young players.

For further information on Futsal please contact:

Adam Holyoake
Football Development Manager (Adult)
E: Adam.Holyoake@LeicestershireFA.com  
T: 0116 284 4951
M: 07738 321 292

or

Marion Hayton
Senior Football Development Manager (Youth)
E: Marion.Hayton@LeicestershireFA.com  
T: 0116 284 4950
M: 07843 664 751

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