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Photograph: William Mellamphy
Photograph: William Mellamphy
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Futsal is a key strand within the Suffolk FA Development Strategy.

Across the season, 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

Click here to view Suffolk FA Futsal leagues on Full-Time.


Suffolk FA Futsal Leagues



Suffolk FA recognises the important role that futsal plays within the development of youth players and that is why our futsal stand aims to provide opportunities for U9 and U10 teams across the County to experience this fast-paced, exciting version of the game. The weekly fee for Youth Futsal is £18 per team per game plus an initial £10 registration charge.


Bury Youth Futsal League

Age Groups: U10/U11

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

Dates: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 - Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Time: Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm


Haverhill Youth Futsal League

Age Groups: U9/U10

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

Dates: Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Time: Thursdays, 6.00pm – 8.00pm 


Ipswich Youth Futsal League

Age Groups: U9/U10

Venue: Suffolk One, Scrivener Drive Ipswich IP8 3SU

Dates: Monday, April 24th, 2017 - Monday, June 5th, 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, April 28th, 2017 - Friday, June 9th, 2017.

Time: Friday, 6pm – 8pm 



Adult Male

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

Dates: Monday, April 24th, 2017 - Monday, June 5th, 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.


Adult Female

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

Dates: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 - Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Time: Tuesday, 7pm – 9pm


Cost: £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 upcoming Futsal season then please email Suffolk FA Flexible Football Officer Darren Scoulding on Darren.Scoulding@Suffolkfa.com or call 01449 776319.

*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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