In 2015, I set up Futsal Escocia to provide children in West Fife with the opportunity to play futsal, a sport that was unheard of at the time. I was fascinated to see how the game had assisted in developing world class and technically gifted football players such as Ronaldinho, Messi, Iniesta and Ronaldo to name just a few. It is fair to say that I did not know what to expect.
3 years on, my passion and love for this fast and exciting indoor game has continued to grow, as has popularity. From starting out with about 16 children. Futsal Escocia now has around 200 children participating in sessions in Fife and a further 200 in academies in Ayrshire, Glasgow and Inverness. We provide futsal from 3 years old into adulthood through our Nino's programme, coaching, youth leagues and recreational adult leagues. Our winter futsal leagues have been extremely proved popular with an increase in participation each year. An amazing 93 teams were involved through the winter in 2017/18, providing football teams with an alternative option during their winter football break. Parents and coaches of football teams started to recognise the positive impact that futsal and in particular Futsal Escocia Coaching was having on players. I personally have seen a development in players technical ability, game awareness and tactical awareness. We believe that this is down to our 'Developing the Player' coaching programme which is designed to improve all aspects of a players game and to allow players to be creative, to be brave and to play with freedom.
Our vision is to deliver futsal to children and adults across Scotland, irrespective of their age, race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ability. We believe that this can be achieved through working with schools and additional franchises providing coaching and leagues.
We would like to thank Business Gateway Fife for the continued support and with the help of a Digital Boost, we look forward to our new updated website being launched this month. Please look out for this and further exciting news coming soon!!!
There's no better time to be involved in futsal.
Russell Taylor - CEO & Founder
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Below are details of recent press releases from newspapers about the good work we are doing.
Futsal Escocia is the trading name of Futsal El Mundo Limited SC557597