The highly intense and quick-paced indoor version of football is getting more and more popular all over the world. This comes hardly as a surprise given the sheer characteristics of the game: Limited space and the resulting constant opponent pressure demand superb technical skills, as any bad touch or inaccurate pass is punished. Every change of possession may lead to an instant goal-scoring opportunity, which means there is no room for boredom. With more touches, more action per player, more shots and more goals - what's not to like?
The likes of Messi and Ronaldo have openly admitted they wouldn't be where they are now if it wasn't for Futsal.
• Warwick Futsal is one of the fastest-growing sports clubs on campus with over 50 current members of all fields of study and stages in their academic journey.
•The club currently has two teams successfully competing in BUCS competitions (British Universities & Colleges Sport) which is the national governing body for Higher Education Sport in the UK, along with a third team in a local league.
•We have enjoyed great success in the past few years, winning the BUCS Midlands 2A and 1A in successive years as well as multiple cup runs.
•Alongside competitive success, the club has been growing quickly reflecting the growing popularity of futsal today as well the club’s impressive social aspect. We have weekly socials and hold two annual tours, one domestic, the other international creating great relationships, making it more than just a sports club.
•The focus of our club is to always strive towards improving and playing to the best of our ability whilst remembering the importance of fair play and sportsmanship and fostering an environment with strong team-spirit and inclusivity.
With the 1s and 2s usually playing their games on Sunday and the 3s on Tuesday, there is no clash with any other Wednesday sports competitions. As a result, we welcome students pursuing excellence in other academic sports.
On top of the competitive aspect of the club, we enjoy a thriving social section. Every Wednesday we meet in the Copper Rooms for a lovely circle (You'll see what we mean ^^) before having a great night during POP! Apart from that, we enjoy the end/beginning of term meals as well as occasional events involving other clubs. If this wasn't enough, our annual domestic and international tours are certain to stay in your memory forever.
Aware of the mental problems affecting many people these days, we partnered up with Samaritans to tackle these issues. Last year we have managed to gather over £1000 for their cause e.g. by raising funds during a 24h 3v3 match we organised on Campus.
For information regarding taster sessions and trials please make sure to follow our social media and talk to us at the Sports Fair on Tuesday 24th September. See you there!