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Two great futsal courses, don’t miss out. Learn from the best don’t keep trying to reinvent the wheel

Great opportunity to learn with the best.

Educational Futsal program with experts from Movistar Inter (Ricardinhos team) which will take place in March 14 – 19, 2018 in Madrid. 

Attached presentation contains all the necessary information

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If interested send us an e-mail or contact Sam Sandri on 07801 269 926

Wonderful endorsement of futsal from a parent.

Long time since we were in touch but you may remember the Clee Town Fives team I was involved in setting up a few years ago but after a few years had to disband due to players going to university.

My son Luke was the captain and your main point of contact and after reading your article concerning Callum De-Gruchy I thought you might be interested in how Luke was progressing with his futsal.

Luke is in his 3rd year at Leeds Beckett studying Sport and Exercise Science but started playing futsal for the uni in his first year. They are coached by Ivan Solas who is Spanish and a very experienced futsal coach.

In his second year Luke became club captain and so took quiet a bit of responsibility in helping to run both futsal teams. After another successful season they were promoted to the Bucks Northern Premier League.

This season they currently sit 3rd in the league with 2 games left to play and interestingly they are away at Loughborough tomorrow against Callum’s team.

Luke has been asked to play for York City Futsal in the Super League but at present is unable to do so due to other commitments but hopes to be involved later in the season.

Like Callum Luke came through the ranks at Clee Town and both play for the U21 team. Luke is also involved with the Clee Town 1st team and is with them today for their match against Romulus.

The Leeds Beckett futsal setup keep in touch with Grimsby Town Futsal who are visiting Beckett on Monday and I believe there are a couple of the current GTFC Futsal squad intending to go to Beckett next year.

As you can see Luke is doing well with his Futsal and a big part of this is due to the opportunity he had by playing in the Grimsby League which you devote so much of your time to running to a very high standard.

Finally many thanks for your efforts in running the Grimsby Futsal League which goes under the radar of some people but provides a wonderful platform for players to take part and learn the game. As we can see some talented players are going on to play at a high standard both at futsal and also at 11 a side where they are taking the skills they have learnt into other football formats.

Kind regards
Richard Aldrich

Futsal enetering exciting new era as game continues to expand at all levels – uefa

National team futsal in Europe moves into an exciting new era from this year. While the top men’s competitions are being expanded and revamped, women and youth players will soon be joining the race for international glory.

Futsal is evolving rapidly – and as part of UEFA’s strategic planning for the development of the game, the UEFA Executive Committee took a series of decisions in Helsinki last April that will considerably reshape the European futsal landscape as far as the continent’s national team competitions are concerned.

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Ex Grimsby League and GTFC Futsal Scholarship players make their debuts for Loughborough University

To get the top can take years of steady progress aligned to a will to achieve. Karl Hulse and Callum De-Gruchy are showing that determination. Both left the GTFC scholarship this year to the challenges of university and trailblazing for a generation of young Grimsby futsal players to follow.

Callum De-Gruchy, white shirt, Loughborough University

The FA Coaching Futsal: Level 1



Course Information:

Linx Futsal

  • Minimum Age: 16 years
  • Course Duration: 6 hours (one day)
  • Who is it for: This course is for individuals wishing to understand more about the techniques required for coaching Futsal.
  • Course aims and objectives: The aim of this course is to provide candidates with an understanding of the techniques and skills related to the game of Futsal. This course will help candidates organise and deliver basic Futsal practices. It will also provide candidates with an introduction to the structure of the game, the laws and the role Futsal can play in developing underlying techniques and skills.
  • FA Licensed Coaches Club: 6 hours of CPD will be accredited at Level 1 and 2 only. If you are not a member of The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club and are interested in joining, please visit You can also contact us via email at or via phone on 0800 085 2012.

Course Content:

  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of the basic techniques related to coaching Futsal
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying fundamental principles related to the game of Futsal
  • Display a basic understanding of the Futsal Laws of the Game
  • Develop an understanding of Futsal as a stand alone game in its own right and the significant variances from conventional 5-a-side
  • Develop an awareness of the part Futsal can play in the development of young players.

Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning. (This however will not prevent successful completion of the award)

Assessment: There is no formal assessment.

Refresher: No refresher required.

Course Details


Register by:18/01/2018 5:00 PM

Start Date:20/01/2018 11:00 AM


Grimsby Town Football Club
Blundell Park


Callum Ward | Chris Funnell
08449 67 07 08 | 07535402903

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Futsal Conference 2018


1 day


17th February 2018

Enrolment deadline:

9th February 2018


St. George’s Park


Kimberley Jardine



Guest speakers and programme:

We are delighted to announce that St. George’s Park will be hosting the Futsal conference for 2018.

The event has been designed to provide learners with a platform to discuss and understand the game of Futsal, with a specific focus on the fundamentals of the England DNA.

Guests confirmed so far include:

Jorge Braz – Portugal Futsal head coach
Marc Carmona – former FC Barcelona Futsal manager
Mike Skubala – England Futsal head coach
Pete Sturgess – FA national lead for players aged 5-11
Mico Martic – Finland Futsal head coach
Ian Bateman – FA Futsal coach education lead

Levels applicable

Level 1-5

Hours accredited:

6 hours

Dress code:

Standard dress code at the conference is casual.

Physical requirements:

If a coach has a disability this should be made known to the conference organiser at the point of registration. The conference organiser will then take any necessary steps to cater for these requirements to ensure all attendees are fully included throughout.

Practical participation will not be required throughout the conference.

Please be aware that filming and photography of our courses and/or learners may take place as part of the course delivery. Such filming and/or photography may be used for the following purposes: 

(i) to assist coaches at the club with their professional development; 
(ii) for wider coach education purpose; and 

(iii) for promotional purposes such as online advertising campaigns of our courses. We might also share this footage or photos with local and national media. 


Please enrol below by entering your FA Number (FAN) and password below. Your place on the course will not be guaranteed until payment has been made. Link to enroll


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