Futsal is a fast-paced 5v5 sport which helped to develop the likes of Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Iniesta and Kevin De Bruyne. Futsal is one of the leading sports in South American countries, Spain and Portugal and is now being used in academy football to improve fast decision making and technique. Played indoors with plenty of skills and flair at an extremely fast pace, games are usually attack after attack.
The club has 4 men’s teams and 3 women’s teams, all competing in BUCS leagues, with our men’s and women’s 1st teams both in BUCS Premier.
Our 1st team have managed to win 2 BUCS Premier titles over the past 3 seasons and now have both a men’s and a women’s team competing in their respective Premier divisions. The club now has a strong link with ProFutsal London who compete in the National Futsal Series (the top tier of futsal in the UK) as well as with SIMA Peligros FS (a professional team in Granada, Spain). Some of our players have gone on to earn full senior England caps and represent the country in FIFA Futsal World Cup games.
Our head coach David Tapia-Owens (UEFA B candidate) has played futsal throughout his life in both Spain and England, alongside academy football. In Spain he played in the Andalusian league before moving to the UK where he went on to achieve numerous BUCS titles as a player at Loughborough University and a Grand Finals appearance with Oxford City. Our assistant Quentin Casey is the former NTU Futsal president and has gone on to start his own football and futsal analysis company whilst studying at NTU and now works with many non-league teams in the area. Together they have led the club to two BUCS Premier titles.
The club has 3 on court training sessions and 1 video analysis session per week, all at Lee Westwood Sports Centre in Clifton.
How to join
There will be a taster session at City Sports Hall and one at LWSC following Welcome Week. Find us at the sports fairs to sign up or follow us on social media for frequent updates.
Club stash will be available for purchase directly from NTU Sport with training tops supplied by our sponsors.
Memberships purchased at any point during the academic year are only valid until the end of term 3.
Playing futsal doesn’t have to mean a big, long-term commitment, we run regular Play for Fun sessions that focus on making the sport sociable, inclusive, and enjoyable.
There is no requirement to join the club, all sessions must be booked in advance on the NTU Sport App.