Futsal has now arrived at Whittle Hall JFC! Our under 13’s team Athletico lead by coach Paul Wainwright is now offering futsal training sessions at Penketh high school in the sports hall on a Monday from 6.30-7.30pm. So what exactly is Futsal? Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game. In fact Cristiano Ronaldo said that he honed his natural ability by playing fustal “During my childhood in Portugal, all we played was futsal," he said. "The small playing area helped me improve my close control, and whenever I played futsal I felt free. If it wasn't for futsal, I wouldn't be the player I am today."
Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size four ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted.
For more information please contact Paul Wainwright.