The first ever Wilmslow primary schools FUTSAL league has been launched at Wilmslow High School.
FUTSAL is a fast, exciting 5-a-side football game that encourages improved techniques, team work and builds players confidence by giving them more touches on the ball. It is a game widely used by Spanish and South American children as part of their football development.
Over 50 young boys and girls represented primary schools from Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Handforth on Monday, 29th October, to compete in a series of matches.
The event kicked off with a Year 1 and 2 combined FUTSAL league which will run until December and then be followed in the new year by similar FUTSAL leagues for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The leagues have been launched by Premier Football Coaching (PFC) who are working in partnership with Wilmslow High School to improve community sports development opportunities for children and also offer vital coach education, work experience and employment opportunities for older students.
Russell Burling, Senior Partner for PFC, said "After consulting with the High School and teachers from local primary schools, we agreed that the fantastic sports facilities at Wilmslow High School would be an ideal location to bring children in from local community primary schools to compete in a fun and rewarding football league programme.
"The events have been a great success so far and have received magnificent support from a group of enthusiastic students from Wilmslow High who have volunteered to support each league by managing school teams, refereeing and helping with event organisation. We are now looking to get local businesses involved by attracting some sponsorship to help the leagues grow and make sure the leagues are sustainable for the future."
The Wilmslow Primary School FUTSAL leagues run every Monday afternoon at Wilmslow High School on the main astro turf pitch. Schools play three ten minute fixtures each week between 4pm and 5pm.