We are pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with Chesterfield Futsal Club that will see Sheffield Futsal Club form a youth development programme. The programme aims to provide a pathway for those in grassroots futsal who want to play and improve at futsal with the ambition of playing for Sheffield Futsal Club at the top level of futsal in England.
The partnership sees the appointment of Oliver Couch as Head of Youth Development.
“This is a very exciting development for aspiring young futsal players. The sport of futsal is growing rapidly in south Yorkshire and north Derbyshire and there will now be a clear pathway for players from grassroots to the top level of futsal, and coaches in the programme will benefit from access to Sheffield Futsal Club first team coaching.”
The programme will build on the established work of Chesterfield Futsal Club but as we develop the setup will be based in Sheffield and will play matches before the first team on match days on Sundays.
Sheffield Futsal Club Head Coach Thomas Msadala is excited about what the new partnership could bring to the futsal community in and around Sheffield.
“As the pioneers of futsal in Sheffield, we were presented with an excellent opportunity to develop youth futsal in the city and surrounding areas in partnership with Chesterfield Futsal Club. The aim is to provide a pathway for young players to play competitive futsal at the top level.
We’re looking forward to the opportunities and challenges this will pose to the club, we’re excited about the partnership and looking forward to developing together. I believe we’re taking the right steps in our development as a club in having our youth programme and I’m excited about the project. I would like to thank Chesterfield Futsal Club for all the work they’ve done and Sheffield FC for facilitating the partnership.”
There will be three teams from the get-go, an u12s and two u15s, with the possibility of forming an u17s. They will train regularly on Mondays, and, once the guidelines permit, they will play in the Chesterfield Futsal League on Friday evenings.
Anyone interested in joining the programme as a player or coach should contact [email protected]
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