In line with the new Suffolk FA Development Strategy, the 2015-16 season sees the official launch of Futsal within the county.

A key strand, Suffolk FA will run Futsal leagues for youth, adult male and female football. Coaches will be supported with CPD and courses and the sport will be promoted over the next four years through various events across the county.

 

What is Futsal?

Futsal originated in the South American countries of Uruguay and Brazil where, in the 1930s, two versions of small-sided football were being played in the cities of Montevideo and Sao Paulo respectively.

In Brazil, a version began to develop on the streets of Sao Paulo, leading to the publishing of the first rules of the game in 1936 from the country that would soon become the masters of the game.

Games are played in a five-a-side format, in an indoor court with rules that make futsal fast-paced, dynamic and an exciting sport to participate in.

For Suffolk FA specific Futsal rules please see the document attached at the bottom of the page.

The FA have shown a commitment to creating a lasting history for Futsal in England by developing their own FA National Futsal league and competitions structures.

The FA Futsal Leagues comprise of three regional men’s competitions that provide six teams for the end-of-season play-offs to determine the national champions.

Click here for a short video on Futsal

All Suffolk FA Futsal leagues will be available to view on Full-Time.

 

Suffolk FA Futsal Leagues

 

Youth

The weekly fee for Youth Futsal is £18 per team per game plus an initial £10 registration charge.

 

 

Bury Youth Futsal League

Age Groups: U9/U10

Venue: Skyliner Sports Centre, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7QB

Dates: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 - Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Time: Monday, 5pm-7pm

 

 

Haverhill Youth Futsal League

Age Groups: U9/U10

Venue: Samuel Ward Academy, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill CB9 0LD

Dates: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 - Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Time: Monday, 5.30pm-7.30pm

 

 

Ipswich Youth Futsal League

Age Groups: U9/U10

Venue: Suffolk One, Scrivener Drive Ipswich IP8 3SU

Dates: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 - Monday, March 6th, 2017.

Time: Monday, 5.30pm-7.30pm

 

 

Lowestoft Youth Futsal League

Age Groups: U9/U10

Venue: East Point Academy, Kirkley Run, Lowestoft NR33 0UQ

Dates: Friday, January 27th, 2017 - Friday, March 10th, 2017.

Time: Friday, 6pm – 8pm

 

If you would like to enter a team or express an interest in the upcoming Futsal season then please email Suffolk FA Mini-Soccer and Youth Football Development Officer Jodie Allard on Jodie.Allard@Suffolkfa.com or call 01449 776311.

 

Adult Male

Venue: Suffolk One, Scrivener Drive, Ipswich IP8 3SU

Dates: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 - Monday, March 6th, 2017.

Time: Monday, 7.30pm - 10pm

 

The weekly fee for adult male Futsal is £20 per team per game*

A £10 registration fee applies per team, per league.

If you would like to enter a team or express an interest in the Adult Male Futsal League then please email Suffolk FA Senior Football Development Officer Michael Cornall on 01449 776381 or email Michael.cornall@suffolkfa.com

 

Female

Venue: Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Road, Ipswich IP3 9QX.

Dates: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 - Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Time: Tuesday, 7pm – 9pm

 

Venue: Ormiston Denes Academy, Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft NR32 4AH

Dates: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Time: Tuesday, 7pm – 9pm

 

Cost: £20 per team per game.*

If you would like to enter a team or express an interest in the upcoming Futsal season then please email Suffolk FA Girls’ and Women’s Football Development Officer, Paige Shorten at paige.shorten@suffolkfa.com

A £10 registration fee applies per team, per league.

*Please note prices may vary depending on availability and Suffolk FA reserves the right to alter the price when necessary.

 

Futsal Coach Education

Suffolk FA are committed to supporting coaching of Futsal and developing the understanding and delivery of the game.

The Suffolk Coaching Network runs ‘Introduction to Futsal’ CPD events and offers workshops to coaches/clubs on Futsal.

In addition, Suffolk FA Learning provides the FA Futsal Level One course and provides support to attend the FA Futsal Level Two coaching course.

If you would like to know more about Futsal coach education then please contact Suffolk FA Football Development Administrator Mike Phillips at mike.phillips@suffolkfa.com

 

Suffolk FA Affiliated Youth Leagues

A number of Suffolk FA Youth Leagues provide Futsal as part of their fixture programme. The Suffolk FA WAYS League provides Futsal for U8-U11, the Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League provides Futsal for U8 and U9. The Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League provides futsal from U7-U16.

If you would like to know more information on this Futsal provision then please contact Suffolk FA Senior Football Development Officer Michael Cornall at michael.cornall@suffolkfa.com

For a poster on Suffolk FA Futsal please see the attached on the bottom of the page.

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