Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that originated in South America in the 1930s and is now played widely across the world. The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game. 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 to name but a few of the South American legends all played and enjoyed Futsal. But Futsal has not just helped produce South American football stars, on the European stage Cristiano Ronaldo, Iniesta, Xavi,
Fabregas amongst many others have played Futsal to develop their skills
If you are interested in hearing more about Raiders Junior Futsal, please contact Sean McKay on sean.mckay.brcfc(AT)gmail.com or complete the enquiry form.
In November 2017, Raiders set up their first Senior Futsal team for players over 16. They now play every Friday in The Herts Futsal 5s Hemel League. The team is the first step in making Raiders one of the leading forces in this exciting sport.
Our ultimate aim is to get a Raiders team into the National Futsal Leagues, with the top of the pyramid being the Super League, where one ex-Raider currently plays for one of the strongest teams in the country. The sport is now so well developed that it has regular European Championships and World Cups with England ranked approximately 40th in the world and rising fast.
In Spain, the strongest teams (Barcelona & Movistar) are fully professional and regularly play in front of crowds of 20,000 people. Clearly, we have some work to do to catch up but we would like Raiders to play their part in the revolution.
If you are interested in hearing more about Raiders Senior Futsal, please contact Sean McKay on sean.mckay.brcfc(AT)gmail.com or Simon Sparks on simon.sparks(AT)me.com.