I have played Futsal on Tuesday nights for six months now and, whilst I am no more skilled and wield no better foot-eye co-ordination than when I started, I have at last found a sport I enjoy and a team I feel a part of. Alas, dear reader I am neither a sportsman or a football fan, but I did need to find something more constructive to do with my free time that wasn’t Wednesday Union, VKs or Netflix.
So, you can imagine my excitement to learn of this little-known Uruguayan ballgame called Futsal (essentially five a side football) from a course mate of mine, who happened to be on the society’s committee. I was assured that I need have no previous experience with the game nor did I have to play for the team competitively – all I would need were a pair of football boots, the willingness to get stuck in and a healthy sense of humour.
A year on and I am recommending Futsal to all and any students from Freshers to third year to come along on a Tuesday Night at 6pm (Men’s) or Thursday at 7pm (Women’s) and join in the fun at SportsPark Astro. If you, like I was, are looking for something challenging and active to pass the time with your mates, whilst also making loads of new ones – or even if you are looking for the chance to show off your world–class mastery of the game then put the date in your diary and come along! I guarantee you that it will be worth it.
Article written by Ryan Harnell