Sala Futsal representing Manchester FA crowned national FA Youth under 16 girls champions

The side came out on top in the FA Youth Futsal Cup which took place in Wolverhampton
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Sala Futsal Club’s under 16 girls team has returned from the FA Youth Futsal Cup victorious. The side battled it out with the three other best futsal sides in the country and won the trophy in a tight final. 

Sala Futsal Club were representing Manchester FA, first had to win their semi final against Haringay girls from London.  They won the semi final 5-1 to tee up a grand final against Merseyside school girls. After an end to end game the scores were equal at 2-2. With 3 penalties each, Sala Futsal managed to win 3-2 to take the crown as national champions

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Following the victory Sala Head Coach Neil Lucas said: “It's an amazing achievement for these girls who are mostly under 15s to win, I've been coaching some of these girls for the past 3 or 4 years and to see them improve over the years is amazing.”

There was another final appearance with the Sala under16 boys team battling it out with Durham Schools. At full time the score was 3-3 and although Durham went on to win on penalties, the Sala 16s are the first team to compete in two successive finals. 

Sala Futsal club rrunsn coaching sessions and teams for boys and girls aged 6 up to 16 in Tameside, Oldham and Manchester. To find out more about Sala Futsal Club please visit their website or call them on 07790779007. 

What is Futsal? 

Victory for Sala Fustal under 16s girls teamVictory for Sala Fustal under 16s girls team
Victory for Sala Fustal under 16s girls team

Futsal is a 5-a-side football game originating in South America usually played on an indoor hard floor surface with a smaller nearer ball with minimal bounce. Futsal is an amazing game in its own right and is also used as a development for footballers.

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Footballers who have openly quoted that futsal helped them as a child include Pele, Christiano Ronaldo, Kevin de Bruyne, Ronaldinho & Max Kilman. Players that have graduated from Sala Futsal Club include Callum Styles (Barnsley & Hungary), Tyrhese Dolan (Blackburn Rovers), Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic,  Luke Cundle (Wolves).