Futsal Conversion Course for Referees

The Middlesex County FA is encouraging match officials to get involved in Futsal by taking a Conversion Course.

Futsal is a variant of Association Football played on a smaller-sized pitch and mainly played indoors.

The game was developed in Brazil and Uruguay during the 1930s and 1940s and became popular due to a lack of football fields available. Many successful Futsal players have gone on to have very successful professional careers in football.

Played indoors between two teams of five players with unlimited subs, the emphasis of the game is on creativity, improvisation and technique. A smaller ball with less bounce is used for this. Matches are controlled by two referees.

The Conversion Course is a three hour workshop which will enable referees to officiate in Futsal tournaments, such as the forthcoming FA Futsal Fives League which will commence at Northolt High School Sports Centre in October.

The Conversion Course will take place at the Middlesex County FA Headquarters on Wednesday 9th October. Registration will be at 6.45pm, ahead of the course running from 7.00pm - 10.00pm.

For further information about the course, please contact Referee Development Manager, Ray Herb, via email or by calling 020 8515 6910.

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