Author Archives: Kevin Bryant

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

Click here to save your place


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


FA Education will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Education will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

Related Documents

FA Education Terms and Conditions

Download the FA Education Terms and Conditions

FA Privacy Policy

Download the FA Education Privacy Policy


England win Home Nations Tournament, Scotland finish third 

Courtesy Scottish FA

Monday, 04 December 2017

Scotland finished third in this year’s Futsal Home Nations Championship after picking up one win, one draw and a loss across the three games.

Gerry McMonagle’s side started the tournament with a 4-1 victory over Northern Ireland with goals from Scott Smith, Kevin Hagan, Ahmed Aloulou and Lee Cameron securing the win.

Next up were last year’s Home Nations victors Wales. They led 3-1 with just a few minutes left on the clock but two last gasp goals from Scotland secured the draw. Captain Scott Mollison scored a double during the match with Kevin Hagan notching the other.

The tournament then went into a straight shoot-out between Scotland and England with the English emerging 5-0 victors.

Reflecting on the tournament, head coach Gerry McMonagle said: “Coming away with four points and finishing third after performing the way we did was pretty disappointing.

“We had chances against England early on and if we scored one of them then it could have been a different story.

“England are one of the top teams and their goalkeeper had three brilliant saves in the opening minutes. It would have unsettled them I think ultimately they were the stronger side.”

Despite the loss against England in the final game, McMonagle took plenty of promise from the Welsh draw.

“If you look back at recent results, we lost to Sweden 13-0 but six weeks ago Wales beat them twice,” he said.

“That puts things in perspective in terms of the direction Scottish futsal is moving in. The fact we drew with them, coming from behind, showed a lot of promise.”

Futsal Home Nations Championship Results

Friday, 1 December

England 3-0 Wales

Scotland 4-1 Northern Ireland

Saturday, 2 December

Northern Ireland 1-5 England

Scotland 3-3 Wales

Sunday, 3 December

Wales 8-0 Northern Ireland

Scotland 0-5 England

The FA England Women’s deaf Futsal squad secure their spot at next year’s Euro Finals

England Ladies Deaf Futsal Team

England’s deaf women’s Futsal squad have secured their spot at next year’s European Championship. The Lionesses will head to Finland for the finals next December, after successfully coming through the qualifying round earlier this week. Taking place in Norway, England found their range with …click here to continue reading

England;Scotland;Wales & N.Ireland Home International Futsal Tournament Edinburgh, Diary Dates.

At the start of next month, Scotland will host the Futsal Home Nations Championship at Oriam in Edinburgh and new head coach Gerry McMonagle has named his squad.

The hosts will be looking to better last year’s third placed finish where they lost out to England in the opening game and ran eventual competition winners Wales close, ultimately losing 5-2.

In the final game Scotland defeated Northern Ireland 8-2.

The Scottish Futsal team is still in the early stages of its development after being established in October 2014 and were knocked out of the European Championships preliminary rounds earlier this year, losing to Georgia, Switzerland and Israel.

Included in the squad are Albion Rovers’ Craig McLeish and Elgin City’s Scott Smith.

McLeish made history in the last Home Nations Championship when he notched Scotland’s first ever hat-trick, scoring three against Northern Ireland.

Entry to matches will be free of charge at Oriam with all games taking place in the indoor court.

Futsal is a 5-a-side version of football with unlimited substitutions and 20 minutes a half. The game is played with an optimised ball that does not bounce as much as a traditional football.

Futsal Home Nations Championships Tournament Schedule

Friday, 1 December

England v Wales, kick-off 4pm

Scotland v Northern Ireland, kick-off 7.30pm

Saturday, 2 December

Northern Ireland v England, kick-off 2.30

Scotland v Wales, kick-off 6pm

Sunday, 3 December

Wales v Northern Ireland, kick-off 1pm

Scotland v England, kick-off 4.30pm

Updated League Laws & Rules sanctioned by LFA 22nd November 2017

LEAGUE MANAGEMENT rules; fixtures & general information 



It is responsibility of team to have first aider and first aid equipment to hand at all times.  Kit bag issued to referees should contain backup first aid.

Junior futsal (u18 league inclusive & below) teams must be registered with an adult in charge. An adult must be present with team at all matches.

NB: Junior leagues change title on 31st August as players move up a school year.


Indiscipline, payments missed matches etc. will be dealt by Leagues governing body the LFA.

League Organiser

Kevin Bryant,

96,Taylors Avenue, DN35 0LW

07980 286663

01472 235704 or