Two players battle for the ball during a game of Futsal



Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA. 
A five-a-side game, Futsal is normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted.

Futsal by it's nature places a large emphasis on technical ability in situations of high pressure, and proves an excellent tool to develop techniques that can be translated into the 11-a-side game.

Players are constantly placed in situations where they must play whilst under pressure or in confined spaces; helping to develop a player's technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development.

Players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, and Xavi amongst others have played Futsal to develop their skills.

Get involved with Futsal
Why futsal?

Reasons to play futsal

- Youth development: Young players adopt technical skills
- Fair-play: Accumulated fouls discourage poor discipline.
- Exit Routes: The FA Futsal Cup, UEFA Cup
- Enjoyment: 6x times more touches than 11v11.

available in middlesex

Escola Futsal

Escolla Futsal Club

Venue: Ark Elvin Academy

Age groups: U8-U18 Adult Male


Futsal Club Enfield


Futsal Club Enfield League 

Venue: Various locations across Enfield

Age Groups: U8-U18 Adult Male & Female

Register Interest: Rob Brassett via


Ministry of Football

Ministry of Football

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

Age Groups: U8-U18


West London Futsal Badge

West London Futsal

Venue Address: Moberly Sports Centre, NW10 3NB

Age Group: Adult Male


Whitton badge


Whitton Wanderers

Venue: Nishkam School, TW7 5PN

Age Group: Adult Male




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.

Alternatively, you can search for clubs by CLICKING HERE

  • 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 1919
(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