The Chesterfield Futsal League AGM will be held on 1 July. All clubs playing in 2018/19 are entitled to attend, speak and vote at the AGM. Nominations for officer posts, and items for discussion should be sent to Eric Gilson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 14 June. After the AGM there will be an open meeting at which anyone may attend and speak (and if they are coming to the open meeting they can attend and observe at the AGM). The open meeting can cover any relevant topic.
If you want to play in the CFL next season please read the following. It set out how and when to apply. In short you need to get your application in by 26 July.
The League intends to run the same age groups as last season, that is u7/8 to u15/16, plus u17/18s. If any age group attracts more than a dozen teams or so, the Committee may decide to run two divisions in that age group. The aim will to be to provide teams with around 14 matches in a full season.
The League may accept late applications if there is room to accommodate additional teams and will consider applications during the season from teams in any age group wanting to play occasional friendlies. Unless otherwise marked, we will assume all applications are for regular matches over the whole season; if you want a few friendlies only please mark your application accordingly. Forms are available from www.chesterfieldfutsal.com/downloads. Any questions, email us at email@example.com.
1 July – AGM. All applications to join the league received by the end of June will be considered at the AGM. Those approved on 1 July will be entered in the League straightaway. Later applications will be approved if there is room to accommodate teams.
26 July – deadline for club and team registrations for those wishing to play in competitive leagues, that is u12, u14, u16 and u18. If we receive more applications to join than we can accommodate then some applications may not be accepted – we will see if we can find additional capacity but that may not be easy. Teams in age groups u8 and u10 that have applied and been accepted by this date will be included in fixtures from the start of the season.
23 August – plan to issue league fixtures for u12, u14, u16 and u18 and friendly fixtures for u8, u10s and others who want irregular games.
13 September – first week of games.
At its meeting on 8 April, the league committee made the following decisions about next season. Changes to the rules, season dates, and fees will need to be agreed by the AGM on 1 July, but in order to make progress the committee will for the time being assume that those changes will take place.
1. A new u18s division will be set up, covering u17s and u18s. If enough teams join there will be a programme of league matches and the presentation of a league winners award. Otherwise we’ll arrange a series of friendly matches.
2. We’ll also run competitions for u8, u10, u12, u14 and u16 as now.
3. Our aim will be that half of the games next season will have two referees, as long as we have enough qualified officials available. We’ll start by allocating two referees to older age group matches (u14s and older) and include some u12s games when we have the capacity.
4. Applications to join the league in 2019/20 are now being accepted. Clubs and individual teams need to apply on the forms available on the website. Applications received by 30 June will be considered by the AGM on 1 July and at that stage decisions will be made about the constitution of the league. For example, if a lot of applications are received in any age group, we may run two divisions in that age group. Applications made on or after 1 July will be accepted if there is room to accommodate new teams. Applications to play a small number of friendlies may be made at any time up to the end of the season.
5. Club and team registration fees must be paid before teams can be given fixtures. In order to be included in the first few weeks of the season, registration fees must be paid by 23 August.
6. The season will run on Fridays from 13 September to 15 May, with no fixtures on 20 and 27 December and 10 April.
7. Match fees will go up from £17 to £18 to reflect the increase in venue hire costs.
8. The overall format of the competition will remain unchanged – that is matches will last 25-minutes without a half time; and we’ll aim to give regular teams around 13 or 14 fixtures in the season.
If you have any questions or comments about any of this please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s widely accepted that if a country hopes to do well internationally at futsal it needs, amongst other things, a clear player pathway from grassroots to the national team. It is commonly thought that such a pathway should start at about age 12 and offer competition and progression through the age groups with the possibility of playing at national level with clubs in the national league, and thus possible selection for the England national side. The Chesterfield Futsal League provides the necessary competition in this area, but the route to national clubs (in our case the two nearest are Division 1 clubs Sheffield to the north and Derby to the south) isn’t clear. At the moment neither club has a youth set up.
Coaches from two grassroots football clubs have decided to come together to set up Chesterfield Futsal Club to help fill this gap. The aim is to provide futsal coaching to youngsters who’d like to develop their skills at the sport. Quite what the demand will be and how this will develop is, of course, unknown. It may be the Club will do no more than offer coaching to a small number of players, or perhaps the Club will grow quickly and form teams and play matches. The expectation is that at the start most of the coaches and players will also be involved in football, but the Club’s ethos is that in order to develop at futsal, players benefit most from a futsal focused environment. Whilst the two overlap in many ways and learning skills at one undoubtedly helps the other, futsal and football are different sports.
The intention is to offer coaching first to the u11-u14 age group, and then older ages, but, again, if demand is wider than that the Club will try to offer to help others straightaway. The coaches (FA level 2 futsal accredited) will initially be drawn from Chesterfield Town FC and Chesterfield Junior Blues FC but others are welcome to join. An application to affiliate to the FA has been submitted. The three interim officers of the club are Simon Bannister, Oliver Couch and Dan Stothard, but they’d welcome others; in due course an AGM will be held to ratify arrangements.
For the moment, any queries or offers to help, should be sent to the Chesterfield Futsal League at email@example.com.
We are delighted to announce that Ginga Sports will be our futsal ball sponsor for the next two seasons. This means will have new top class futsal balls for all matches played in the League. We will be using size 2s for u8 and u10s, size 3s for u12, u14 and u16, and size 4s for adult matches.
There are futsal level 1 and level 2 courses, futsal referee courses, and CPD events, planned in Chesterfield and other venues in Derbyshire over the next few months. Watch this space for more details. To book go to the Derbyshire County FA website.
u14s tournament at Queens Park
Ashover Olympians, Chesterfield Junior Blues Jets, East Riding Futsal Club, Rotherham Utd Future Stars
Chesterfield FC, Chesterfield Junior Blues Dynamos, Lepton Highlanders, Mountsorrel Juniors
Top two in each group play in semi-finals for the cup; other teams play semi-finals for the plate. First games kick off at 1300, the two finals kick off at 1430 (plate) and 1440 (cup).
League Annual General Meeting at The Hub, Proact Stadium. AGM for existing members clubs starts at 1900 followed by general meeting at which all are welcome to attend and speak.
u16s tournament at Queens Park
CJB Jets, Hallam Rangers, Matlock Town Gladiators, Rotherham United FS Red
CJB Bulldogs, Hasland Eagles, Matlock Town Spartans, Rotherham United FS White, Sherwood Colliery
Top two in each group play in semi-finals for the cup; third and fourth placed play semi-finals for the plate. First games kick off at 1250, the two finals kick off at 1445 (plate) and 1450 (cup).
Futsal level 1 course in Belper; see
Season 2019/20 begins
Futsal level 1 course in Derby; see https://eventspace.thefa.com/derbyshirefa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=278488