Will you be aged 16 or 17 on 1st September 2016? Are you interested in taking the next step towards a career in sport, or do you fancy a change of direction and want to open it as an entirely new pathway? Do you love football (or Futsal) as much as we do?!
Our National Colleges & Academies (NCA) Futsal Programme is a unique way to gain the required qualifications for exactly that, and we’ve partnered up with leading educational organisations around the country to deliver the NCA programme.
This week we’ll have a presence at three open events, relating to three separate programmes. Specific details of each open event can be found at the respective venue in question. We’ll be there to tell you about the programme, provide video demonstrations of classroom environments and match-days, as well as of course answering any questions that you might have.
Thursday, 5pm-8pm: Heart of Worcestershire College, Redditch campus
This will link to our NCA programme at this venue
The fifth round of Futsal National Development League fixtures sees an action packed day as we hurtle towards the Christmas period, with new club Kidderminster Harriers replacing Reading FC’s Development side as The Royals restructure their playing squad.
The Futsal NDL is the only post-16 games programme of it’s kind to work in direct partnership with football clubs’ academies, and was created by @Futsal Group to be delivered in partnership with a range of professional and semi-professional clubs from around the country. Round 5 takes place at Birmingham International @Futsal Arena on Thursday 26th November 2015.
1200 | Gemeg FDC v Kidderminster Harriers FC
1200 | Cambridge United FC v Rushall Olympic FC 1st Team
1300 | Reading FC v Mansfield Town FC
1300 | Rushall Olympic FC Development v Kidderminster Harriers FC
1400 | Halesowen Town FC v Mansfield Town FC
1400 | Oasis Isle of Sheppey Academy v Romulus FC
1500 | Oasis Isle of Sheppey Academy v Halesowen Town FC
The second round of the NCA Futsal Super League took place in Birmingham and Swindon on Wednesday 18th November, with teams starting to settle into what is currently the UK’s only official post-16 Futsal games programme for Colleges & Academies. The NCA Futsal Super League is delivered by @Futsal Group in partnership with the English Colleges FA and AoC Sport.
The Futsal National Development League reviews are coming thick and fast, with small but thrilling Round 4 of fixtures that saw a another big win for Romulus FC and an incredible turnaround in the game between Rushall Olympic FC and Reading FC.
The Futsal NDL Round 4 fixtures took place at Birmingham International @Futsal Arena on Thursday 12th November 2015. The Futsal National Development League was created by and is delivered by @Futsal Group, and is the only officially sanctioned Futsal games programme of it’s kind in the UK.
The first of our Futsal CPD events for 2015/16 took place at Birmingham International @Futsal Arena, and was a great success for all involved. Coaches travelled from as far afield as Dublin to take part in the event, with Peter Sturgess leading discussions as well as delivering presentations and practical sessions.
Peter Sturgess is the current England Futsal manager - the first ever manager to lead the Three Lions to FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification - and is also Head of Development for 5-11 year olds at The FA. Click here to view a photo album from the event on Facebook.
The Futsal National Development League continued to pick up momentum, with an action packed Round 3 of fixtures that saw a first win for Romulus FC and the addition of Mansfield Town FC, as well as further dominance from Gemeg FDC.
The Futsal NDL Round 3 fixtures took place at Birmingham International @Futsal Arena on Thursday 5th November 2015. The Futsal National Development League was created by and is delivered by @Futsal Group, and is the only officially sanctioned Futsal games programme of it’s kind in the UK.
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.
The England men’s Futsal team made history last week by reaching the Main Round of the FIFA Futsal World Cup for the first time. The competition has been running since 1989, and it was a 26 year wait for the Three Lions before their impressive 100% record in qualifying saw them enter the hat for next year’s finals in Columbia.
The man behind their success is manager Peter Sturgess; also tasked with being Head of Development for 5-11 year olds with The Football Association. Peter will be in attendance at next week’s official Futsal CPD event in Birmingham, which we’re delivering in partnership with The FA and offering you completely free of charge. Peter will be one of the key speakers during the day, alongside a series of talks and workshops.
Birmingham International @Futsal Arena, B19 2LF
Wednesday 11th November, 1000-1530 (registration from 0930)
To reserve your place, email Nigel Thewlis on [email protected]
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
We’re delighted, and very proud, to announce that two of the Halesowen Town FC Yeltz Academy players on our Futsal NDL Programme have progressed to the club’s first team squad. This is a great example of the progression on offer with our post-16 programmes, and we hope that their Futsal skills come in handy at The Grove!
Winger Camerone Milne, pictured scoring one of his brace in the Yeltz‘s recent 6-5 victory over Rushall Olympic in NDL Round 2, and central defender and Jarrod Grant, whose POTM performance saw him also bag a brace in the win, have been called up to the 1st Team’s squad for their Birmingham Senior Cup 1st Round tie against AFC Wulfrunians. Halesowen Town FC’s Assistant Manager Matty Clarke will be keeping a keen eye on their progress.