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.
Futsal is a FIVE a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals with a ball that has 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.
“Futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing and also for dribbling, balance, concentration... Futsal was very, very important, no doubt.”
Pele, World Cup Winner 1958, 1962 & 1970.
Bucks Youth Futsal Festival
Venue: MK College
Time: 9am – 4pm
Day & Date:
Thursday 16th Feb
AM – U10 Boys
AM – U16 Girls
PM – U12 Boys
Friday 17th Feb
AM – U14 Boys
PM – U16 Boys
Please find an expression of interest form below, complete, sign and return to Simon.Wears@Berks-BucksFA.com or Tel: 07766 774471. For further information please also contact Simon.