What is Futsal?
Futsal is the official FIFA and UEFA indoor variation of Football. It is played in a small-sized pitch in teams of 5 including the goalkeeper. Characterised by the electric pace at which it is played, it is the epitome of a team sport whilst still allowing for individual demonstrations of skill, tricks, and feints that are associated with the sport. Futsal requires split-second decisions, fast counter attacking play and good positioning, as well as being very physically demanding. That being said, one of the major differences between Futsal and Football is the ability to substitute any player as many times as the coach wishes, allowing players to take a quick breather. It is played over two 20-minute halves, with the timer halted every time the play is stopped, eliminating unnecessary time-wasting by the opponent. Although Futsal participation in the UK is growing, the advantages of participating in such a sport were not proven until recently. In contrast, in Brazil Futsal is part of the curriculum and players such as Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Juninho have highlighted the importance of the sport in developing their technical skills. So what are you waiting for? Come and try out Futsal, the sport that is taking the whole world by storm!
Futsal at Brunel
At Brunel we currently have 3 Men's team and 1 Women's team. Each team competes in the BUCS leagues and has an independent coach and training session. All four teams are highly competitive and require commitment and a high work ethic to succeed.
Below is a link to the BUCS website were you can see each team profile and results amongst other things.
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We welcome all players regardless of ability to try out for one of the teams through our trial system. If you are keen to try out the sport but don't feel like joining a team, don't worry, we are now part of the active@brunel programme, which allows you to experience the sport without the competitive edge.
To take part in either of these, please find us at the Fresher's Fayre on Tuesday 18th of September and Sign-up!
When do you meet for matches?:
All games are usually played on weekends. Home games are played at the Sport Centre which is just opposite the Indoor Athletics Centre(IAC). Members of the matchday squad are expected to meet up at the Sport Centre at least two hours before kick off to adequately prepare and warm up for the game.
For away games, transport will usually be provided for games outside of London. Members of the matchday squad are required to make their own way or travel with team to the venue using public transport. Transport costs will be reimbursed by the Union.
Do you compete in BUCS League?:
Which BUCS League(s)?:
1st team - South Eastern 1A
2nd team - South Eastern 2B
3rd team - South Eastern 2A
1st Women's - Premier South Eastern
Training is essential for any sport to improve individual abilities and build a successful team. Therefore, Brunel Futsal places a lot of emphasis on training perfomance and attendance, as it is required to make the matchday squad.
When do you meet for training?:
Training sessions are held at the futsal court in the Sport Centre.
Training time differs for all teams.
MENS FIRST TEAM:
MENS SECOND & THIRDS: WEDNESDAY 07:30-09:30
We also have our active sessions back:
If you have any questions message one of the committee members!
1st team - Win the league
2nd team - Win the league
3rd team - Make top 2 in the league, prioritise the cup
Women's team - Win the league, reach the BUCS finals
Club - Team of the year, 35 SPP members
The committee lies at the heart of this club. It is a group made up of students/club members elected into different positions to represent the interests of the team and work tirelessly for the betterment of the club. The committee members for 2022/23 are:
DIEGO GIBELLI - CHAIR
PARHAM DASTJERDI - SECRETARY
ABDULLAH AL-TAMEENI - VICE-CHAIR
CHARLOTTE PARRETT - VICE-CHAIR
PEDRO BATISTA - TREASURER
KEELY MAN - SOCIAL SECRETARY
IFEMUYIWA OLAYINKA - WEB OFFICER