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Futsal Club

Sports Development

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA.

The name comes from the Portuguese futebol de salão, which can be translated as "hall football". The Laws of the game are set by FIFA & UEFA associations.

Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of 5-aside football, the games are played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce.It is played between touchlines (walls or boards are not used) and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height.

Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, quick thinking, creativity and technique, as well as ball control and passing in small spaces and under pressure.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development; players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Xavi, Fabregas amongst many others have played Futsal to develop their skills. Southampton University Futsal Club will participate and compete, for the first time since its establishment, in BUCS 2014/2015 Western 1A League and Trophy.

The club will also organise weekly friendly matches / Intra-tournaments for its regular members. If you interested in playing Futsal at any level please get in touch with us and join the club in order to enjoy this wonderful sport and have fun creatively during your studies at the University of Southampton..

Membership Information

These are the current membership plans offered by Futsal Club, although many groups offer a free period for new members to try out their group.

  • 1st Team Top-Up (£45)
    This annual membership is only for the 1st team players taking part in BUCS Futsal 2015-2016 Western 1A League & Trophy. The collective sum of member fees contributes towards transportation, Officials/Referee, Licensing and Equipment costs.
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  • Club/Trials Membership 2016/2017 (£20)
    This annual membership is required by every member of Southampton University Futsal Club. It provides: 2-3 sessions per week for matches/ intra-tournaments. use of Southampton University Futsal Club Equipment and access to Southampton University Futsal Club group on Facebook where all relevant information about Sessions,Tournaments, Socials, etc are posted. **This membership is required for anyone who wants to participate in the trials for the 1st Team which will take place during September
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This Years Committee

All student groups within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Futsal Club this year are:

  • John Yanez Dobson
  • Ivan Zubov
  • Joshua Taylor
  • Thomas Ferfelis
  • Andrew Izzo Clarke
    Social Secretary
  • Samuel Pywell
    Casual Sessions' Coordinator

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