Where can I play Futsal?

New opportunities to play Futsal are opening up all the time. The best way to find out is by contacting your local County Football Association. You can find out more about the game at: http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/player/futsal. If you can access a reasonable sized sports hall or playground you can even organise your own games using the resources available on this website.

You can download the Coaches Handbook on the asset page here which details the key laws of futsal, including skills and drills for your school or club coaching sessions.

You can apply on our registration page here. Applications will be reviewed, with all applicants being responded to by email. We will give priority to schools or clubs playing Futsal or taking part in The FA Pokémon Youth Cup and The FA Pokémon Schools Cup

The FA has partnered with Pokémon to deliver a FA Cup for Youth Futsal with categories for both Youth Football Clubs and Schools in the following formats.

  • Youth (Club) – u/10s, u/12, u/14, u/16 Girls + Boys
  • Schools – u/11. u/13 u/15 Girls + Boys
  • The competition starts with County FA organised qualifiers, then progresses to regional qualifiers, North and South Semi Finals and then National Finals that will be hosted at the FA’s National Training Centre – St George’s Park – over the May Bank Holiday Weekend – May 1-4th 2020

Schools, Youth leagues and Clubs will have been contacted by County Football Associations inviting them to take part in a county qualifying competition. This might involve participation in a league or a one-day tournament. The object of these qualifiers is to identify age group champions for the County who can progress to the Regional rounds and hopefully the National Finals. Most of the County qualifying tournaments will take place in the period November 2019 to February 2020.

Clubs or Schools who wish to enter either The FA Pokémon Youth Cup or The FA Pokémon Schools Cup to get involved in Futsal should contact their County Football Association. For both cups, not all CFAs will be offering all of the age groups listed but a neighbouring CFA may do so.

The Pokémon bundle contains a whole host of amazing Futsal related products. From Futsal balls, to Pokémon bibs, flat disc markers and Pokémon progress cards where you can track your Futsal skills.

Kit bundle applications have now closed for the 2019/2020 season. Please check back for information on when registration opens for the Pokémon kit bundle scheme for the 2020/2021 season. Stay tuned for more Futsal opportunities in the second year of this exciting partnership!