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Futsal

Futsal. The small game that's big on technique.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world.

Played indoors with a smaller, heavier ball the rules of Futsal, along with the playing surface and unique ball, create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces. The number of differences to our traditional version of small sided football, such as the absence of rebound boards and amendments in the laws help to encourage and foster skillful, creative play.

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.

Please see details below of our Adult FA National Futsal League Clubs as well as details of our upcoming youth futsal opportunities for current season.

New Adult Futsal League in Reading

Youth Futsal in Berks & Bucks

Find out about Youth Futsal in Berks & Bucks

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Video highlights of the National League match between Reading Royals Futsal Club and Aylesbury Futsal Club in April 2019.

FA Futsal Strategy 2018-24

"Embracing Futsal is the perfect fit for The FA. We have monitored Futsal’s progress in other countries and seen the positive effect it has had on players’ technical and tactical ability. Equally important, we have seen the enthusiasm – here and overseas – with which players’ of all ability levels have greeted the game in its own right. That’s particularly true of young players, as the game is fast-paced and encourages skills."

Michael Skubala, England Head Coach – Futsal

FA Futsal Strategy 2018-24

Affiliated Adult Futsal Leagues in Berks & Bucks

BBFA Adult Futsal League

We launched our Adult Futsal League at Maiden Erlegh (Reading) in February 2019 and is an exciting opportunity to support the paying pathway of our previous developments within youth futsal offering support to the growth of adult Futsal. 

The league is run by BBFA and from a central venue with fixtures covered by an FA qualified referee’s. So whether you're an existing futsal club/team or wanting to try futsal for the very first time we would welcome and support yourselves in the exciting game that is futsal. 

Fixtures within the league are hour long x2 (20 mins halfs) and the league is run across mini seasons throughout the year. 

For full detail and to enter the next mini season please contact Development@Berks-BucksFA.com

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Futsal County Cups

Introduced over the last couple of seasons, Futsal now has seven dedicated County Cup competitions including Adult and Youth competitions, providing teams from all levels of the game with the opportunity to experience tournament Futsal against teams they may not have played against, compete for silverware and be crowned County Champions.

County Cup Website Promo 2019/20

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Futsal

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world. 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.

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.

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 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.

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Development@Berks-BucksFA.com

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