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.
Affiliated Adult Futsal Clubs in Berks & Bucks
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
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
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.