A taster session of futsal – the popular small-sided game of football – is being offered for free in Brent and is returning to Northolt.
The alternative version of five-a-side is officially recognised by Fifa and Uefa, and has been credited with honing former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo’s silky skills.
The Middlesex FA are running a free session at the Ark Academy in Wembley on Wednesday 25 January from 6-8.30pm.
Teams will need a minimum of five players, although individual players are also welcome to attend. Players must be 16+ and wear indoor footwear (non marking soles) and shinpads.
To reserve your place or find out more information, contact Steeven Sharpe at the Middlesex County FA on 0208 515 6901 or [email protected]
Teams will also have a chance to join the Middlesex FA Futsal Fives League, the second phase of which will start on Thursday 19 January at the Northolt High Sports Centre, Eastcote Lane, and will run for 14 weeks.
Teams play at least one 40-minute match and vary from experienced futsal players through to those who have never played the game before.
The cost is £35 per team per game (a £35 deposit is required for entry) and an unlimited number of players can be registered for a squad, although a maximum of 12 can play on any given evening.
If you book a team place you will need to commit for the block. Players must be aged 16+. Indoor footwear and shinpads must be worn. Rules and further information will be sent out once team entry is confirmed.
For an entry form, e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: 0208 515 6909.