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Friday 28 Apr 2017
Registrations for Male Futsal League close on May 5

Time is running out for clubs to register for the Northern Ireland Futsal League, which will run from May to July.

The male league will be split into four regions across Northern Ireland with regional winners and runners-up taking part in a National Finals event where the Northern Ireland National Futsal League Champions will be crowned. 

Northern Ireland futsal manager Jonathan Michael said: “Last season I was delighted that our domestic programme was launched and that 14 teams were involved in the regional competition format.

"This year the Irish FA has made a commitment to equip 50 centres with futsal goals to begin establishing a culture of futsal across Northern Ireland. I hope as a result the number of teams will increase and that more players will take part in this fabulous game.”

The competition will cater for male players aged 16 and above. The Irish FA is encouraging football clubs across Northern Ireland to create futsal sections in order to participate in the league and will support the establishment of clubs in the form of start-up packs which will include futsal balls. 

Jonathan added: “Last year I was able to identify a number of players that were selected to represent Northern Ireland at the recent Home Nations Futsal Championships in Cardiff. I hope to see an increase in the number of teams this year which will widen the talent pool for our international squad. This group will have a busy programme in 2017 including the Home Nations Championships in Scotland at the end of the year.”

Registration will close on Friday 5th May 2017. To register for more information please contact jonathan.michael@irishfa.com