The inaugural National Futsal Series (NFS) is set to commence for the 2019/20 season and on the 6th October, the series will make its visit to Manchester, at the National Cycling Centre, home of Manchester Futsal Club. This is the start of an exciting new chapter for Futsal in England and Manchester.
The NFS will operate at tiers one and two of the Futsal competition pathway and comprises of 25 teams playing across three divisions; a national tier 1, underpinned by two regional tier 2 competitions. The league will be played as a central venue model with all teams hosting two fixture rounds, giving them the opportunity to welcome teams and spectators from across the region. Manchester Futsal Club will play in national tier 1 for their first season in the NFS and the National Cycling Centre, across from the Etihad Stadium, will be the central venue for Manchester on 6th October.
‘We are delighted that Manchester Futsal Club have been selected to be an inaugural member of the FA’s National Futsal Series and will continue to represent Manchester at the top level of the domestic game. Futsal is a rapidly growing format of the game, with record numbers of players in Greater Manchester playing futsal on a weekly basis. The National Futsal Series offers the perfect opportunity for people to experience a top-level futsal game for the first time’, Andy Baker, Football Development Manager at Manchester FA.
Simon Wright, Chairman of Manchester Futsal Club added ‘Its really big exposure for English futsal and a real opportunity for the local football and futsal community to get out here and see some top level futsal here in Manchester with the opportunity to see four games in one day!’
The game schedule for the 6th of October is as follows;
Game 1: Worcester Futsal Club vs Birmingham Futsal Club 10:30 KO
Game 2: Kent United Futsal Club vs London Helvecia Futsal Club 12:40 KO
Game 3: Manchester Futsal Club vs Loughborough Students Futsal Club 14:50 KO
Game 4: ProFutsal London Futsal Club vs Bolton Futsal Club 17:00 KO
Grassroots teams can take advantage of an exclusive offer of £20 per team of 10 players and 1 coach. For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit HERE.