May 21, 2015, by Lee Chrimes
UoN Futsal selected for FA Super League
University of Nottingham Sport is delighted to announce that the Futsal Club has been successfully selected for the 2015/16 FA National Futsal Super League.
Following a rigorous selection process the club has been handpicked alongside 15 other clubs to compete at the highest level in the country. UoN Futsal will be one of eight teams competing in the North league and will face clubs such as local rivals Loughborough, as well as some of the longest established clubs including Manchester and Middlesbrough.
A further 8 teams will compete in the South league, and at the end of the season the top four clubs from both leagues will progress into the Grand Final Play-Offs which will consist of Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and the Grand Final itself to determine the National Champion and the club that will progress into Europe.
UoN Futsal’s acceptance into the country’s premier competition provides the perfect news to complement the work put into implementing its long-term development plan. The club has recently appointed Daniel Smith as its Director of Academy, which will see the club introduce an Under 14′s and Under 16′s team for next season, whilst student participation has grown to increase BUCs team entries to four men’s teams and three women’s teams for the 2015/16 season.
In addition, the club will continue to run their intramural futsal league for hall and society teams as well as their social futsal programme for first time players. Building on these solid foundations will enable the club to meet the Super League minimum requirements as set out by the FA which look to improve all aspects of the premier clubs from performance standard, to community engagement, to the marketing and promotion of futsal.
Attention now turns towards final preparations for next season, as the club look to ensure that their spot in the premier competition not only remains intact, but that they are challenging for a place in the Grand Final Play-Offs. UoN Futsal is seeking expressions of interest from both potential sponsors and experienced futsal players who wish to be part of the club’s exciting journey. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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