Do you like five-a-side football, but fancy a bit of a change?
Through The FA Futsal Fives, you now have your chance to take part in the fastest growing indoor format of small sided football in England. Futsal is different - once you step on the court you will experience a whole new spectacular game!
Don’t worry if you’ve never played Futsal before, or you’re not even sure what it actually is – The FA Futsal Fives is aimed at offering local opportunities for players of all standards to experience the game for the first time in a fun league setting.
Similar to five-a-side: all you need is a bunch of mates to form a team and turn up at the right time each week. We’ll sort out the rest and leave you to get on with showing your skills on the court!
The FA considers Futsal to be the premium format of five-a-side football due to the skill-based technical merits that the game helps to nurture and develop. When the likes of Xavi claim that the game had a significant impact on his development, who are we to argue!
‘In Futsal you are able to see the small details of quality, class and tactical aspect. I like this game very much.’
Xavi Hernandes FC Barcelona and Spain.
The FA Futsal Fives League Format
Each FA Futsal Fives league has eight teams that play each other twice over the course of a 14 week season. Leagues will typically be played on a midweek evening at the same indoor venue each week, and each team will play one game per week.
Matches will be 20 minutes each half on a running clock (i.e. the clock won’t be stopped every time there is a break in play like full Futsal rules), and FA qualified Futsal referees will officiate each game.
On each league night an FA Futsal Fives league coordinator will be in attendance to liaise with the teams and ensure the evening’s matches proceed smoothly and in line with The FA's high standards.
Within 24 hours of playing each match, the score of your match, the league table along with scorers and other vital match information will be updated on The FA Futsal Fives League website.
FA Futsal Fives Team Fees -
The cost for teams to play in the FA Futsal Fives leagues will vary across the country, but typically it will be between £25 - £40 per match (contact your local FA Futsal Fives league organiser to find out more regarding prices for your area).
On signing up for a 14 week season, each team will be required to pay a refundable deposit that amounts to one week’s match fee in advance to The FA. At the completion of the 14 week season the deposit will be returned to the team unless they have any outstanding and remaining debts with the league.
Teams will be required to pay for their matches either in advance or on the evening of the match. Failure to pay on the evening could result in your team being removed from the league. Teams can pay in advance via debit/credit card if they wish.
Failure to show-up for a match will result in the team being charged the full match-fee and could result in a fine being imposed in line with the league’s rules and regulations.
Results and fixtures
Check out all the results and forthcoming fixtures HERE
To register a team or join a team currently playing in The FA Futsal Fives, contact the league in your area. Contact details are in the FA Futsal Fives League Contact Details document on this page.