Girls Futsal Festival Coming Soon!

We are pleased to announce our first Girls Only County FA Youth Futsal Festival to be held at Reading University, Fri 22nd February 2013.

As outlined in the FA’s National Game Strategy, we will be supporting the growth of the small sided game that is Futsal.

Following on the success of our first event last year (predominantly boys teams) we will be holding our first ever County FA Girls Only Youth Futsal Festival over the coming season 2012-2013 of which the winning teams will go through to compete within the FA Regional & FA National Futsal cup competitions respectively.

The event is open to both existing youth girls football clubs & teams (affiliated to ourselves) and schools affiliated to the English Schools FA.

We’re initially looking to establish 4 teams within each age group, U10’s, U12’s & U14’s of which will be held at Reading University during February Half Term, Fri 22nd Feb. Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. 

The nature of the game 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 translated into the 11-a-side format of the game. 

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development; players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi to name but a few of the South American legends 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 have played Futsal to develop their skills.

If you would like to book onto the County FA Girls Youth Futsal Festival please complete the attached expression of Interest form below, (bookings will be a first come first served basis) and return to or by post to Simon Wears, Berks & Bucks FA, 15A London Street, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 7HD.