SMALL SIDED FOOTBALL

With the landscape of football participation ever changing, recent years have seen a significant growth in the numbers of people playing small sided football.


British Colleges Sport is a keen advocate of small-side football and supports both five-a-side and futsal versions of the game.

 

Five-a-sideFutsal 1

Traditionally each year BCS run a regional 5-a-side championship in November for male, female and disability college teams. The regional winners then go on to represent their region at the National Championships in April.

 

Futsal

Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is officially recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA. Futsal is still in its development stages in England with the first FA National Futsal league being launched in 2008, following up the success of the annual FA Umbro Fustal Cup.

Futsal 2

 

BCS Futsal will start in February 2012 with North and South regions holding regional tournaments. The winners of the regionals will go onto to face each other at the BCS National Championships held in May.

The North East held their Regional Futsal Tournament on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 at the Dolphin Centre Darlington. For full results and a write up from the day click here

The East held their Regional Futsal Tournament on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 at the College at Braintree (Mens) and Chelmsford College (Womens). For full results and a write up from the day click here