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Cambridge United Football Club has decided that they no longer see futsal as being a part of their plans beyond the 2019/20 season and have separated from their Futsal section
Cambridge Futsal Club made the following statement public:
“In December 2019, the committee of Cambridge United Football Club informed us that they no longer saw futsal as being a part of their plans beyond the 2019/20 season.
Initially, this came as a blow for everyone involved with futsal in Cambridge, especially as we had become one of the most recognised and respected English futsal clubs with a proud record of achievements. A club that had already progressed the development of a number of young English players to a level where they were called to partake in various England national teams programs. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody at Cambridge United FC and Cambridge United Community Trust who have supported us over the last 5 seasons, especially Phil Mullen who has enabled us to meet some truly inspiring people through our links with CUCT. And, of course, former CEO Jez George and Dave Doggett whose initial support was invaluable to our success.
Our experienced group of volunteers have now joined forces with the youth section at Cambridge Futsal Club to form an independent, sustainable and inclusive club focussed on futsal as a sport in its own right and to promote futsal to the wider community in and around Cambridge. Therefore, we are now delighted to announce the re-formation of Cambridge Futsal Club.
Our goal is simple, to get as many people playing and supporting futsal in and around Cambridge as possible. Our successful men’s team will continue to play at national level, and we look forward to welcoming our brilliantly enthusiastic and ever-increasing supporters back to the University Sports Centre once our new season begins. The youth section will become the Cambridge Futsal Club Academy and will continue to offer futsal to young players across the region, providing educational and fun sessions enabling them to fulfil their potential but now with the added incentive to play futsal at the highest level by representing their own senior teams and possible progression to the England national teams program.
The social futsal sessions for men and women will continue, providing access to the game to players of all abilities and we hope to be able to form an elite level women’s futsal team in the future. Over the last seven years, a foundation for futsal has been soundly built in Cambridge, and now more than ever before we are positioned to bring this most exciting of sports to all the people of the UK’s most vibrant city.
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