Do you like five-a-side football, but fancy a bit of a change?
Through The FA Futsal Fives, you now have your chance to take part in the fastest growing indoor format of small sided football in England. Futsal is different - once you step on the court you will experience a whole new spectacular game!
FA Futsal Fives Hertfordshire is set to kick off their autumn season in September with leagues in Cheshunt, Hemel Hempstead and for the first time in Stevenage.
All leagues will be local qualifiers for the national competition of The FA Futsal Cup. Could your business be representing Hertfordshire in the Regional Qualifiers?
Matches are 40 minutes in duration and each fixture will be officiated by registered FA Futsal referees. Teams will be able to access the latest league tables, fixtures, results, team squads and goal-scorers.
The rules allows players to get six times more touches of the ball than other football formats and discourage over physicality so players can play the game of football. A lot of players prefer it for reasons including fitness, social, player development and fun.
What is Futsal?
Futsal is a format of 5-a-side football that is played indoors with a smaller, heavier ball. The game is played to pitch lines and hockey-sized goals, which helps to encourage improved decision making and technical skill from young players.
Similar to five-a-side: all you need is a bunch of mates to form a team and turn up at the right time each week. We’ll sort out the rest and leave you to get on with showing your skills on the court!
The FA considers Futsal to be the premium format of five-a-side football due to the skill-based technical merits that the game helps to nurture and develop. When the likes of Xavi claim that the game had a significant impact on his development, who are we to argue!
‘In Futsal you are able to see the small details of quality, class and tactical aspect. I like this game very much.’
Xavi Hernandez, FC Barcelona and Spain.
FA Futsal Fives Cheshunt
Venue: Laura Trott Sports Centre, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 9AJ
Date/time: Sunday evenings, 5pm – 7:30pm
FA Futsal Fives Hemel Hempstead
Venue: Sportspace Longdean, Hill Common, Bennetts End, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8JB
Date/time: Friday evenings, 7:15pm – 10:15pm
FA Futsal Fives Stevenage
Venue: The Nobel School, Mobbsbury Way, Stevenage, SG2 0HS
Date/time: Wednesday evenings, 7:15pm – 9:45pm
If you would like to enter a team into the league, want to get involved as an individual or learn about alternative Futsal opportunities in the area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org