Northern Ireland Futsal run 5-a-side indoor football leagues in the Futsal format for men and woman of all standards of fitness and ability. Leagues are based in Belfast and the surrounding areas. Matches are officiated by referees are 38 minutes long (19 minutes a half) with a 1 minute interval at half time.
We supply the match balls, and bibs if your team does not have yet have a kit, or if colors clash. All you have to do is turn up and play.
What is Futsal?
Futsal is FIFA's version of indoor 5-a-side football. It uses a special reduced rebound Futsal ball, smaller goals and touchlines so the ball can go out of play. Futsal has been designed to provide a high paced, energetic, fast flowing game for spectators at the same time as allowing players to be at their most creative by protecting those showing attacking flair.
Some of the world's greatest players past and present have attributed their skills to Futsal. Pele, Socrates, Zico, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Kaka to name a few.
Have fun - Stay fit - Stay in shape
Playing football regularly burns fat and boosts metabolism levels, during and after the game. It also offers a host of mental and physical fitness benefits such as reduced risk of heart disease, lower stress levels, improved mood and self esteem. Its a fun way to lose weight keep fit and stay in shape, and playing in a team means you'll have the motivation to keep working harder week in week out. The physical demands of Futsal are generally greater than traditional indoor football. The rules of the game ensure the game is played at a consistently high tempo these include.
Safe - Fair football
Futsal is a very safe sport, this makes it an ideal form of football for recreation or training for traditional football. The rules are designed to minimise foul play and potential grey areas where players use unsporting means to gain an advantage.