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10 September 2013

Futsal League to feature on TV show

Love football and considering a college course? Here’s your chance to turn your GCSEs into goals and gain a BTEC while playing futsal for Sheffield Wednesday.

The Football League Trust Education & Futsal programme (FLT Futsal) is set to feature on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM throughout the season, as they go behind the scenes with the students, and present highlights from a new 2013-14 cup competition.

Futsal is the world's fastest growing indoor sport, which showcases close ball skills, increased touches, quick decision making, creativity and tactical nous.

The five-a-side game which uses hockey size goals and a heavier ball is the only officially recognised form of indoor football accepted by UEFA and FIFA.

Rob Wakeling, Soccer AM’s Executive Producer said: “The Skills and tricks involved in Futsal are a perfect fit for Soccer AM.  The tournament is set to be an exciting addition to the show this season.”


The two year scholarship offers 16-18 year olds the chance to find passes on and off the pitch, as they learn, train, play and work:

LEARN: Study towards BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
TRAIN: Regular Futsal coaching to develop ability
PLAY:   Represent SWFC in The FLT Futsal League
WORK:  Open the door to university and sports industry careers


If you have four A-C GCSEs including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2, then you are eligible for this pioneering educational experience and those who just missed out on the grades will also be considered.

FLT Futsal Manager, John Relish said: “It’s an exciting educational programme, with a real energy. If you’ve a passion for football and a desire to progress to university or work in sport, but don’t think a regular college course is for you, then FLT Futsal is the perfect solution.”

To apply for FLT Futsal at Sheffield Wednesday please contact SWFC’s Curriculum Manager Ricky by clicking HERE

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