The FA Futsal Cup is back!
Dorset County FA are proud to announce that once again we are holding a local qualifying competition for the national FA Futsal Cup and this year it’s bigger than ever.
As in previous seasons, there will be categories for both boys’ and girls’ youth teams at a number of age groups, providing hundreds of children with the opportunity to access the sport. In addition, this year we will be running both an adult male and an adult female competition, giving senior players the chance to experience futsal and progress through the rounds to try and reach the national final. Finally, we are also working to deliver a school competition pathway for pupils to take part in, whether they play for a club or not.
Further details on each of these competitions can be found by clicking on the relevant tab below.
FA Youth Futsal Cup
This competition is for youth teams at affiliated clubs and contains 8 different categories, consisting of both boys’ and girls’ strands for each of the following 2-year age brackets: U10, U12, U14 and U16.
For the boys’ categories this season, the competition will include two independent heats, split geographically, with two teams from each progressing to a county final to vie for a spot at the regional stage of the FA Youth Futsal Cup. Progression to the regional stage may be determined directly from the heats if there are not enough entries in any category. The girls’ competition for 2019/20 will consist of a single, larger county final that will determine progression to the next stage of the FA Youth Futsal Cup. Please note that spaces at all events are limited to a maximum of six teams in each category. The dates and locations of each of these events are:
- Under 10/12 Girls Final: Bryanston School, Sunday 27th October 2019
- Under 14/16 Girls Final: Bryanston School, Sunday 3rd November 2019
- Under 10/12 Boys Heat 1: Leweston School, Saturday 2nd November 2019
- Under 14/16 Boys Heat 1: Leweston School, Saturday 9th November 2019
- Under 10/12 Boys Heat 2: Purbeck Sports Centre, Saturday 16th November 2019
- Under 14/16 Boys Heat 2: Purbeck Sports Centre, Saturday 23rd November 2019
- Under 10/12/14/16 Boys Final: Bryanston School, Saturday 14th December 2019
To be eligible to take part in the competition players must be a registered member of the club for which they are competing for the 2019/20 season and fall within the following age bandings:
- Under 10 – Under 10 and at least 8 years old on 31st August 2019
- Under 12 – Under 12 and at least 10 years old on 31st August 2019
- Under 14 – Under 14 and at least 12 years old on 31st August 2019
- Under 16 – Under 16 and at least 14 years old on 31st August 2019
Any player that is registered with an Academy, Centre of Excellence, FA Female Regional Talent Club or has been during the 2019/20 season or representative sides will not be permitted to play.
The entry fee for the competition is £30 for each team. Payment will be requested upon the submission of the entry form, which can be accessed via the link below. Individual entry forms will need to be completed for each team that is entered. Entries for the girls’ event will close on Sunday 20th October, while entries for the boys’ event will close on Sunday 27th October. Any queries please contact Grant Smith at Grant.Smith@dorsetfa.com or on 01202 688280.
FA FUTSAL YOUTH CUP ENTRY FORM
MINI SOCCER & YOUTH FUTSAL HANDBOOK
FA Futsal Cup
This strand of the competition is for affiliated adult teams. Further details coming soon!
FA Schools Futsal Cup
We are working in partnership with Dorset School Games to provide students with a new opportunity to get active and represent their school. This year the competition will have both boys’ and girls’ categories for pupils in Year 7 and 8. The competitions will take place over a single day, with one team from each category progressing to represent Dorset in the South West regional stage of the FA Schools Futsal Cup.
Details of the regional and national stages of each of these competition strands will be added as they become available, along with a brief write-up for all of the events.