The FA National Futsal Leagues are the leading elite adult Futsal leagues in England that have been co-ordinated and run by The FA since 2008. The top male Futsal clubs in the country compete in the challenging and exciting FA National Futsal Leagues.
The FA National Futsal Leagues are divided into three regional divisions: the North, South and Midlands leagues. Each regional league has eight clubs that play home and away against each other throughout the season until the leagues reach a conclusion in May. The top two teams from each of the three regional leagues then progress into an exciting heavyweight clash in The FA National Futsal Leagues Grand Finals which take place over a weekend in June. The Grand Finals not only decides which club will be crowned the English national Futsal champions, but also which club will qualify for the UEFA Futsal Cup (the Champions League of Futsal!).
The top Futsal players in the country play in The FA National Futsal Leagues, and this is where The FA selects players for the England national squad. Players and clubs in the National Futsal Leagues are dedicated and hardworking, continuously striving in their efforts to rapidly develop Futsal in this country – particularly the elite end of the game.
Clubs are structured and organised and expect commitment from their players to train regularly and work hard to improve their performances. The FA National Futsal Leagues are developing and improving rapidly – these are exciting leagues to be involved with. Clubs also encourage spectators to come and watch their games and support their local team!
The 2011-12 FA National Futsal League Grand Finals will be taking place on the 19 and 20 May and will provide the showpiece backdrop to The FA National Futsal League 2011-12 season.
The New Club Application Form for the 2012-13 season will be downloadable from this page in March / April 2012
Want to Follow the FA National Futsal Leagues? To keep up-to-date with the results and the fixtures please visit the FA Full-Time website here.
Click here to find out more about the Clubs in the Leagues.
Click here for The FA National Futsal Leagues Roll of Honour.
Click here to watch highlights of last season’s FA National Futsal League Grand Finals.
The FA National Futsal League News & Features
Joining The FA National Futsal Leagues
If your Futsal club is interested in playing in The FA National Futsal Leagues, The FA welcomes applications around April time each season. New clubs are required to complete an Application Form and return to The FA by the stated deadline. (The application form and deadline will be listed on these pages during the window when The FA is actively recruiting new teams).
The FA will review all applications, and for those clubs that it feels meets the demanding standards expected from The FA National Futsal Leagues they will be invited to be interviewed to discuss their club. Those clubs that are suitable will then be put forward to the Promotional Play-Offs.
At the end of the season, the bottom club in each of the three FA National Futsal Leagues has to fight in the Promotional Play-Offs to remain in their respective division. These bottom clubs enter a Play-Off against any new clubs that have passed The FA's selection process. The winning team in the Promotional Play-Offs will then gain the right to enter the following season’s FA National Futsal Leagues.
Clubs considering applying to join The FA National Futsal Leagues should note that they need to be structured and organised, and have demonstrable experience of playing Futsal to a high standard. Playing in The FA National Futsal Leagues requires serious commitment from both the club and the players. The FA looks for clubs that as a minimum meet the following guidelines:-
1. The club has been playing Futsal at a competitive standard for at least one season.
2. The club has played competitive Futsal preferably in a league and can demonstrate success.
3. You have a club structure (e.g. Reserves, Junior teams etc) or are willing to develop such a club structure.
4. Your club has appropriate financial sustainability.
5. Your club has access to a venue that meets The FA National Futsal League Venue Specifications.
6. Your club has a committed pool of players to draw upon.
7. Your club has a coach that has attended The FA Coaching Futsal: A Beginners Guide course.
The New Club Application Form for the 2011-12 season will be downloadable from this page in March / April 2011.
Click here to download the FA National Futsal League Venue Specifications for the 2011-12 season.
Click here to download the application form for The FA National Futsal League for the 2011-12 season.