Futsal is back at Warners!

We are excited to announce we will be starting a new Futsal league across age groups Under – 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s & 12s.

The leagues are made up of 8 teams and will be run on a three weekly basis. A league table will be in our viewing area and eventually on the website

To keep the leagues interesting and as even as possible in this developmental game rather than playing one long season, Warners has developed two, shorter and more competetive seasons that will occur some time in the following months.

Season 1:  September – January

Season 2:  February   – May

Under 7s, 8s & 9s  – these age groups will play 2 x 10min games on Friday Evenings (5:30pm – 9:00pm) 

Under 10s, 11s & 12s  – these age groups will play 2 x 15min games on Saturday Mornings  (9:00am – 12:00pm) 

Under 7s, 8s & 9s  – £15                            Under 10s, 11s & 12s – £17.50

Although this is a competitive league we do stress that Futsal is a development game and the aim is that fixtures replaces a current training session. It is expected that all fixtures must be completed regardless of league standing. Whilst our view is this is a coaching competition, there will be medals for the winners as well as receiving an annual trophy.

If you are interested in entering please email  the attached form completed to info@warnershealth.co.uk or call us on 01482505850

The Rules

The pitch – Futsal is played on a marked pitch and the ball can go out of play (see illustration for dimensions and layout of pitch).

The ball – Is a fundamental factor in making the game and is by virtue of the laws of the game required to be a smaller, heavier, ‘low bounce’ version of 11 a-side ball.

Head height – There are no restrictions (apart form the ceiling of the sports hall!) as to how high the ball can be kicked in Futsal.

Rotating substitutions – Up to 10 players can be used in one match and there is no limit on how long a player must stay on or off the pitch. Players must enter and leave the field of play via the ‘substitution zone’ that is marked on the pitch in front of the team’s benches.

Kick-ins – In order to restart the game after a ball has gone out of play the ball is kicked back into play from the touchline and from corners. The ball must be placed stationary on the touchline and the feet of the player taking the kick-in must not cross the line. You cannot score directly from a kick-in

The 4 second rule – For kick-ins, free kicks, goal clearances and corner kicks the player in possession of the ball has 4 seconds to restart play which the referee will count with their fingers in the air. If play isn’t restarted within four seconds an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team. The goalkeeper is not allowed to control the ball for more than 4 seconds in his own half.

The 5m rule – Players are required to keep 5m from the player in possession of the ball on free kicks, corners, goal clearances, kick-ins and penalties.

Goalkeepers – Goalkeepers are allowed to come out of and players are allowed to go into the penalty area. A goal clearance must be thrown out and the goalkeeper cannot touch the ball again until it has crossed into the opponents half or a member of the opposition has touched the ball.

Accumulated fouls- Each team will be allowed to give away 5 direct free kicks in each half, then on the sixth foul a direct kick is awarded to the opposing team and the defending team is not allowed to position any players (other than the goal keeper) between the ball and the goal. The kick may be take from the 10m mark or, if the foul was committed closer to the goal than the 10m mark, then the kick may be taken from the position where the foul took place.

Sliding Tackles – Sliding tackles are not allowed in Futsal but players ARE allowed to slide on the pitch, for example to stop the ball from going out of play. For a player sliding to be considered an offence, the tackler’s opponent must have possession of the ball. Referees will not give a foul for a slide if the opponent does not have possession of the ball.

Red Cards – If a player is sent off then the team to which the player belongs must remain with 4 players until either two minutes have passed, or the opposition have scored a goal.

If you are interested in entering please email  the attached form completed to info@warnershealth.co.uk