Futsal

Club information

The 5-a-side game, that originated in South America, is growing in popularity and opportunities within the UK. The University sector currently boasts the largest Futsal league structure, with the emerging FA National Futsal League and England National Futsal Team climbing the world rankings.

The Club committee believes that both teams can achieve success on the court this season, under the guidance of our qualified coaches. The Men's side will be competing in Midlands 2B and the Women's teams, who are in just their 3rd season will also be competing in the 2nd tier of the Midlands tables.

Unlike most BUCS teams, Futsal is played at the weekends so there's no excuse not to join.

Facilities

We are based at the Sports Arena at Bedford campus. There are frequent trains from Luton, and a free University bus from the Bedford train station that stops right on campus, making it an easy venue to get to.

Regular Training times

There will be free travel for all competitive sports members from the Luton Campus. Come find us a Freshers for more information.

Team Day Venue Time
Women's Mondays Polhill Arena 18:00-20:00
Men's Fridays Polhill Arena 18:00-20:00

A booking system will shortly be in place for you to book a slot on our training sessions


Find Out More Below



Women's team

UOB Women’s Futsal is a welcoming club which caters for players of all abilities, whether you want to play casually or competitively while representing the University in our highly successful BUCS team. The team has gone from strength to strength in the last few seasons being a strong contender for the BUCS Midland 2A league missing out on the title by a couple of points/goals each season.

The University teamwork in partnership with Bedford Futsal and share training sessions with the ladies’ side. Bedford Futsal ladies play in the National Futsal Series in the top tier of English Futsal and offer UEFA and FA qualified futsal coaching and playing opportunities for students past and present. The team train once a week for 2 hours with fixtures usually taking places a few Saturdays a year in a tournament format.

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How to join

To join our team, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the BUCS Play app form the app store
  2. Create at BUCS Play account using your STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS and then search for Bedfordshire Futsal
  3. Pay for sports membership using the link below

BUY MEMBERSHIP HERE

Not too sure whether you want to join? Don't worry, you have until October the 31st to pay for a sports membership. Just complete steps 1 and 2 and then get in touch with us on our socials.


In order to make sure that our sessions can go ahead safely, we are complying with the rules put in place by The FA.

See below for points of information regarding these rules and regulations.

NGB COVID Website Link Stages Current Stage Last Updated
The FA www.thefa.com/about-football-association/covid-19     29/09/2020
What Does The Current Stage Mean For Training and Equipment etc
www.thefa.com/news/2020/jul/17/grassroots-guidance-for-competitive-football-restart-in-england-170720
  • COVID Officer in place, conduct a general risk assessment and a safeguarding specific risk assessment and have a track and trace system in place
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Do not share equipment, where this is not possible, equipment should be cleaned before passing it on
  • Goal posts and flagpoles should be cleaned before and during matches and at half time
  • Minimise use of public transport
  • Use of clubhouses, hospitality facilities, changing rooms and toilets must adhere to Government guidance.
  • Groups of no more than 30
  • Matches are allowed, social distancing must be in place before and after and during breaks in play
  • If the ball goes out of play, It should not be retrieved by non-participants and should be retrieved using feet rather than hands where possible
  • Not spitting, shouting or raising voices when near another person
  • All equipment to be cleaned before and after use.
  • The rule of six will apply to all indoor organised football for anyone over the age of 18. As a result, indoor training and 3 v. 3 games can continue for adults but they must be limited to groups of no more than six people and follow The FA’s updated guidance on re-starting football. If groups of six adults are likely to mix during either indoor training or games they must not go ahead.
  • All participants and staff involved in indoor football must also follow the UK Government’s latest Covid-19 measures in relation to face coverings; facility closing times and NHS test and trace:
    • Face coverings must be worn by staff at all times and by participants when they are not taking part in training, games or seated at a table to eat or drink;
    • All indoor facilities – including those with clubhouse bars – must close at 22:00;
    • All indoor facilities must also support the UK Government’s guidance on NHS test and trace and implement the use of QR codes from 24 September 2020.
  • The UK Government’s latest Covid-19 measures are legal requirements and failure to follow them could result in fines.
  • The Universities rule on the number allowed in the venue at any one time remains at 6. This means a maximum of 6 athletes can train at once or 5 and a coach.

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coaching@beds.ac.uk - for more information about our coaching courses, or to book onto a course

sportscholarships@beds.ac.uk - for questions regarding our Sport Scholarships

 

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