CHRISTMAS CRACKERS JUNIOR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENTS RETURN FOR 2015
For years, our Christmas Crackers tournaments have been legendary at our core @Futsal arenas. They invite local junior football clubs from across the age groups to enter teams, with free Christmas goody bags for every player as well as - most importantly - festive Futsal fun.
This year sees the Christmas Crackers tournaments expand, with an event specifically targeting schools and academies at the start of December, and a separate events for football clubs closer to Christmas day. Schools, academies and clubs are all welcome to enter more than one team, and the tournament is available for both boys and girls teams.
NATIONWIDE FUTSAL EDUCATION OPEN DAYS IN NOVEMBER
Will you be aged 16-18 in September next year? Are you interested in having a career in sport? How about competing in an officially sanctioned national Futsal games programme? @Futsal Group have partnered with a range of Colleges, Academies and Football Clubs nationwide to deliver our pioneering Futsal BTEC study and games programmes.
If you’re trying to decide what to do after you’ve left school, or if you’ve found yourself sitting in the wrong post-16 classroom and fancy a change in direction, then our Futsal Academy programmes are for you! Click on the relevant event for further information, including the address of the location.
Halesowen Town FC - Thursday 5th November, 1900-2100
Birmingham International @Futsal Arena - Thursday 19th November, 1700-1900
Leeds International @Futsal Arena - Thursday 19th November, 1700-1900
Reading FC (Swindon @Futsal Arena) - Thursday 19th November, 1700-1900
Isle of Wight College - Saturday 21st November, 1000-1400
NCA FUTSAL SUPER LEAGUE: GAMES ONLY PROGRAMME & FREE LAUNCH FESTIVAL
The maiden season of the National Colleges & Academies (NCA) Futsal Super League is just around the corner, and there’s still an opportunity for teams to enter onto the games only programme. This is the UK’s only official Colleges and Academies Futsal games programme.
NCA Futsal Super League match-days will take place in Birmingham, Leeds, Oldham and Swindon on the following Wednesdays: 14th October, 18th November, 9th December, 13th January, 10th February and 23rd March. The leading sides from each regional division qualify for the national Grand Finals in Birmingham on 20th April. There’s also a free launch event for any teams interested in joining the league, which takes place in Birmingham on Wednesday 23rd September.
Teams must have confirmed their attendance for the launch festival by 5pm on Friday 18th September, and can do so by emailing [email protected]. The one-off fee for the full NCA Futsal Super League season is £500, inclusive of all costs.
NCA GAMES PROGRAMME OPEN FOR 2015/16
Following the announcement that our official NCA Futsal Programme will launch nationwide in September, we’re now inviting education partners to join the NCA games programme for 2015/16. The pilot season in Swindon is currently in it’s final stages, and anybody that signs up for September has the honour of being a founding member of the NCA Futsal Super League.
Involvement in the NCA games programme comprises six half-termly festivals at your closest arena; in Leeds, Birmingham or Swindon. Once the special rate £500 sign-up fee has been paid, you won’t have to make any further contributions towards the costs; meaning that it really is a “pay & play” arrangement. All pitch hires, referees and fixtures will be organised by @Futsal Group. We have a national infrastructure of experienced event managers, meaning that it’s guaranteed to be the most efficient games programme of it’s type.
THE OFFICIAL COLLEGE & ACADEMY FUTSAL PROGRAMME GOES NATIONAL
@Futsal Group, in collaboration with AoC Sport and the ECFA, is delighted to announce the official launch of the National Colleges & Academies (NCA) Futsal Programme from September 2015. This follows a successful pilot season based in the south west of England, and the programme is now due to expand to include Colleges and Academies across the UK.
Lauren O’Sullivan, the National Football Development Manager from AoC Sport/ECFA, commented: “Over the course of the pilot season it’s been clear to see that the Futsal programme will be popular with teams up and down the country, and we’re really excited to see the NCA Futsal programme go national. AoC Sport is delighted to be working with the UK market-leading operator in @Futsal Group, and we look forward to seeing the game of Futsal continue to develop.”