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Thursday 10 May 2018
International Under 19 Futsal squad to be established

The Irish FA Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be providing Regional Youth Futsal leagues this summer across four areas of Northern Ireland.

Under 18 and Under 16 male leagues will be created which will conclude with National Finals events to crown the Northern Ireland National Futsal League Under 18 and Under 16 Champions.

Northern Ireland Futsal manager Jonathan Michael said: “This season I am delighted that our senior domestic programme has made such progress with a competitive league and cup structure now in place.  I hope to build upon this success for the 2018/19 season but I am conscious that many of our youth clubs would welcome the opportunity to participate in the game. 

"This year the Irish FA is making a commitment to establish an Under 19 Futsal International squad that will be entered in European qualification in early 2019.  The creation of competitive opportunities this summer will provide players with a chance to be selected to wear the green shirt and represent Northern Ireland within International Futsal.” 

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. 

The Under 16 competition will cater for male players born in 2002. The Under 18 competition will cater for male players born in either 2001 or 200.  Clubs are encouraged to register up to 14 players for the six-week programme which will commence in June and conclude at the end of July.  Games are likely to be played on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons and the cost of the programme is £50 per team.

Registration will close on Friday 25th May 2018. To register please follow the link below: 

https://www.irishfa.com/foundation/futsal/domestic-development/male-youth-futsal-league