Futsal is the world’s fastest growing indoor sport, showcasing close ball skills, increased touches, quick decision making, creativity and tactical nous. Considered by many as football in its purest form, the five-a-side game using hockey size goals and a size four ball with 30% less bounce is the only officially recognised form of indoor football accepted by UEFA and FIFA. Set to become a future Olympic sport, the free-flowing game was played by football stars as juniors, including Zidane, Xavi, Messi, Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo. (See the game explained by visiting fltfutsal.co.uk/futsal)
The league takes place on Wednesdays across the country, as rival clubs go head to head in 8 regional divisions between September and June at state-of-the-art facilities, including Score Centre – London, and @Futsal Arenas in Leeds, Swindon and Birmingham (Europe’s largest Futsal venue), which plays host to FLT Futsal National Finals.
Division winners and high finishers qualify for the season’s grand finale, where FLT National Futsal champions are crowned. What’s more, the winning League 1 club jets off to Barcelona on an end of season Futsal tour! FLT Futsal is proving a driving force in the game’s UK growth: Future stars continue to emerge, with many players catching FA National League and England scout’s eyes. Frequent call-ups to England development squads are a testament to the programme’s production of talent.
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Be part of the futsal future
The Football League Trust & Futsal Programme offers 16 to 19 year-olds the chance to find passes on and off the pitch here at Pompey, as they learn, train, play and work:
• Learn: Study towards a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (worth up to three A-Levels)
• Train: Regular Futsal coaching to develop technical, tactical and physical ability
• Play: Represent a local professional club in FLT Futsal League and other cup competitions
• Work: Open the door to university course and sports industry careers
Swap the classroom for online learning at the inspiring setting of The Pompey Study Centre. To qualify, students require four A-C GCSE’s, including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2. Those who narrowly miss out on the grades will still be considered. If you have already enrolled on a college course, it’s not too late to switch to FLT Futsal either.
FLT Futsal @ Pompey offers its graduates an array of exit routes, ranging from university education to a sporting career. A number of students have progressed to employment here at the club.
Check out how we’re performing in the league and checkout our player profiles.