Over 70 Boston United players take part in Futsal Day

7th January 2020

Over 70 Boston United junior players took part in a foundation phase Futsal Day on Saturday 21 December.

Teams ranging from Under 7 to Under 11 within the club’s Foundation Phase participated in a series of in house games at Peter Paine Sports Centre.

The day was held as an introductory event to Futsal to allow our younger players a taste of playing an organised futsal match. The day was coordinated by the Club’s qualified Futsal Coaches and was very well supported by the club’s coaching staff, players and parents.

Nick Reeson, Lead Foundation Phase Coach, said: “The players had a fantastic time at the event. It was great to have so many kids enjoying a morning of Futsal – it was the first time that most of the players had played Futsal – and they certainly took to it very well.”

The indoor version of football, which is played with a harder, smaller ball designed to bounce less than a normal one, supports skill development such as close control and places an emphasis on creativity which Boston United view as integral part of our football development strategy.

Nick added, “We see this as long term project where want to expose our younger players to play more futsal. Futsal provides a great opportunity to play a game at an intensity that also compliments the work we are doing within in our partnership with Coerver.

“This reflects how we wish to develop the Boston United player for the future. Our Under 10 Girls team have recently won the County FA Futsal Cup and now go on to the regional finals as well as both our Under 12 and Under 14 girls teams have achieved the same feat. This early success has given us a great platform to continue to build upon and develop our players using futsal, not only as a development tool but in a sport in its own right too.”

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