There is a feature on the Chesterfield Futsal League in the FA section of Hive Learning where it is part of an extensive library of advice and discussion about the England DNA. If you are new to Hive, go to www.hivelearning.com/thefa to create a profile and then use the ‘Search’ bar in Hive and locate “England DNA Foundation Phase” then click on “Grassroots Clubs” and then “Chesterfield Futsal”. While you are there, take time to explore all the other information on coaching and developing youngsters, and get involved in the discussion groups. And encourage players and their parents and guardians to do the same. It’s a wonderful resource.
The Chesterfield Futsal League and the Derby Futsal League will nominate teams to play off against each other to decide who will represent Derbyshire in the FA Youth Futsal Trophy. This year the FA has moved the qualification date for their competition to late January, so we have decided to run knock-out competitions for u10s, u12s, u14s and u16s for CFL teams before Christmas. Only boys and mixed gender teams affiliated to Derbyshire CFA are eligible.
Play-offs against DFL teams will be one-off matches and will take place on 10 January in Chesterfield for u10s and u12s, and on 17 January in Derby for u14s and u16s. Play-off winners will qualify for the FA Trophy’s east midlands regional event and winners from there will go forward to the national finals.
Derbyshire County FA will announce arrangements for girls teams in due course.
The League is supporting the work of the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, who care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. They are currently supporting around 250 families, both in the hospice and in family homes. In just one year, Bluebell Wood provides more than 50,000 of hours of care.
It costs more than £4m to help families across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire and part of North Lincolnshire. Bluebell Wood receives around 10% of its funding from government sources.
If you can help Bluebell Wood please contact them at bluebellwood.org.