On The Pitch
Students of the education programme will train and compete in Regional and National tournaments, playing Futsal and 11-a-side football representing Fleetwood Town parallel to their studies. Training is held on the FIFA standard Astro Turf pitches at Poolfoot Farm and the State of the Art gym, with students training upwards of 1.5 hours a day and competing in the fixtures every Wednesday.
We will take on local colleges and fellow EFL Trust sides such as Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers in the North West Development League and the EFL Futsal Trust Futsal leagues, competing at places like Manchester, York, Derby and Birmingham against such teams as Chelsea, Southampton, Stoke, Newcastle and Huddersfield. This has allowed our scholars the opportunity to play 11-a-side and Futsal at a higher level, during and after their college studies.
Students will compete in a small-sided form of the game called Futsal which encourages close ball control, decision making skills and creativity.
Fleetwood will be represented in regional and national tournaments by its students, with tournaments run by the EFL Trust. The teams entered by Fleetwood are always competitive, exemplified in 2017 when Fleetwood’s Futsal team were crowned EFL Development League North West Champions and reached the national semi-finals.