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Our futsal club

    Futsal is a five per side game, played indoors with a ball similar to a football; just slightly smaller and heavier. It's an exciting, fast-paced game, originating from South America in the 1930s.

    Futsal is played across the world and is officially recognised by UEFA and FIFA. Some of the world’s best football players, including Lionel Messi even began playing Futsal.

    Technical skill and situations of high pressure are key components of Futsal, and it’s an excellent starting point for football competencies that can be translated into the 11 per side format of the game.


    UEL’s Futsal team play within our state of the art £21 million SportsDock facility at the Docklands campus. We pride ourselves upon our dynamic sports complex which hosts all of our futsal fixtures. We have a show court in our first arena and two futsal pitches in our second arena.  

    Our Futsal Club has two men’s and one women’s team. We compete in the BUCS league; our women’s team play in the premier league and the men’s teams play in the first and second tiers respectively.

    Training times are as follows:

    Men's Futsal - Thursday at 6:00-8:00pm at SportsDock.

    Women's Futsal - Wednesday at 7:00-8:00pm at SportsDock.


    Being a part of the futsal team is all about meeting new friends, trying a new sport and getting fit. For those who wish to take futsal further, we are also partnered with national futsal league club, Genesis.



    UEL offers fantastic scholarships for you to choose from.

    Join our sports scholars at UEL; athletes who are dedicated to balancing their studies and sporting ambitions at the most aspiring and improved University in the UK for sport.

    You too can join the ranks of our current sports scholars, which include Olympians and senior internationals who represent UEL at national and international university competitions..

    UEL has supported me as a student and an athlete. The flexible elite athlete study policy allows me, as a sports scholar, to compete and train at the highest level whilst ensuring I have the flexibility to earn a degree.
    Adam Gemili , Elite scholar
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    Join this club

    Sign up for a trial with the club in October 2016.

    We welcome players of all levels, so why not give it a try.

    Simply email to book your place at the trials.