Two players battle for the ball during a game of Futsal


What do Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar have in common?

Well, apart from being some of the best player's in the world, they all spent their early years developing their skills by playing Futsal.
But what is it and how does it differ from other small sided formats?
Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted.
It's exciting, fast-paced and emphasies use of creativity, technique and improvised intricate play. The absence of rebound boards and amended rules (to that of other Small Sided formats) means Futsal helps to encourage the type of quick, skillful play many football fans have admired in recent times.
Great for those solely interested in Small Sided formats of the game, Fustal is also an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.
A true 'For All' format of the game.



Elite Pro Football

Elite Pro Football
Venue Address: Enfield Powerleague, Edmonton County School, Great Cambridge Rd, EN1 1HQ
Day/Times: Fridays (starting Oct 5th), 6:00-7:00pm & 7:00 - 8:00pm
Age Groups: 6:00-7:00pm Boys and Girls ages 6-9, 7:00 - 8:00pm Boys and Girls ages 10-12
Contact: or 07712 552364


Brentford Community Sports Trust

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

Osterley Sports Centre
6:30-8pm – U13/U14
8-9:30pm – U15/U16

Cranford Community College
6-7:30pm – U11/U12/U13
7:30-9pm – U14/U15/U16

Contact Email:
Contact Number: 0208 326 7030


Players First

Players First

Sessions Venue:
Barnhill community School
Age Groups: 9-15 
Day/Time: Wednesday 6pm-8pm 

XSport Coaching

Xsport Coaching - Staines Academy

Staines Academy 
Venue: Staines Prep School, 3-5 Gresham Road, Staines, TW18 2BT 
Age Groups: U8, U10, U11, U12 
Day/Time: Monday 6-7pm U8, Tuesday 6-7pm U10, Thursday 6-7pm U11 and 7- 8pm U12. 
Contact: or 07500 836096

Go 4 Goal


Venue: St Mary's University, Sports Hall, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4SX

Age Groups:
Ages 7-18
Day/Time: Term time only (see below) 

Friday 5.30pm-7.00pm: Futsal Development Centre - St Mary's University - Ages 7 & 8 Year Olds BOOK
Friday 5.30pm-7.00pm: Futsal Development Centre - St Mary's University - Ages 9 & 10 Year Olds BOOK
Friday 7.00pm-8.30pm: Futsal Development Centre - St Mary's University - Ages 11, 12 & 13 Year Olds BOOK
Friday 8.30pm-10.00pm: Futsal Development Centre - St Mary's University - Ages 14, 15 & 16 Year Olds BOOK
Contact: or 020 7859 4347

Escola Futsal

Escolla Futsal Club

Venue: Ark Elvin Academy

Monday 6-7:30pm - U8s/9s 
Monday 7:30-9:00pm - U10s 
Wednesday 6-7:30pm U14s 
Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm U15-16s
Friday’s 6-7:30pm - U11s 
Friday 7:30-9:00pm U13s 
Friday 9-10:30pm U18s 



Ministry of Football

Ministry of Football

Venue: Fortismere School (N10 1NE) and St Michael's School (N12 7NJ)

Age Groups:
Girls U11-U14 (Fortismere)
Boys U11-U16 (St Michael's)

Girls Fridays 7-8.30pm
Boys Mondays 6-9pm (time is dependent on age and ability)





Futsal Club Enfield

Futsal Club Enfield League 

College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
73 Hertford Road

Age Groups: U8/U10/U12/U14/U16/U18 male, men’s adult and female adult 

Starts: End of October 2018

Days: Tuesday or Wednesday evenings 7-10pm

Format: Play one game a month 

Register Interest: Rob Brassett via


Everyone Active

Everyone Active

Venue: Northolt High School, Eastcote Ln, Northolt UB5 4HP

Age Group: U16 male

Starts: November 2018

Days: Mondays

Format: One game every other week

Register Interest: James Salfarlie via

Ultimate Football

Ultimate Football

Venue: Northolt High School, Eastcote Ln, Northolt UB5 4HP

Age Groups:
U12/U14 male

Starts: November 2018

Days: TBC 

Format: Every other week

Register Interest: Bruce via


Frequently asked  questions about Futsal

If you would like to get involved with a local Futsal club please contact us with information including your age and location and we'll signpost you to a club.

  • Ball size - Futsal uses a smaller ball (size 4) with a reduced bounce
  • Kick-ins are taken when the ball goes out of play 
  • Rolling substitutions 
  • All players allowed to enter penalty area
  • Hockey-sized goals
  • No height restriction on ball 

Get In Touch

By Phone: 020 8515 6902
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:

Lionel Messi, Barcelona
As a little boy in Argentina, I played futsal on the streets and for my club. It was tremendous fun, and it really helped me become who I am today.
- Lionel Messi learn more about futsal