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U’S ANNOUNCE NEW NATIONAL LEAGUE FUTSAL SIDE

16 July 2015

Cambridge United Futsal Club

Cambridge United Football Club are delighted to announce an all-new format of CUFC, the Cambridge United Futsal Club with former U’s and Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick the star signing!

The club have merged with the city’s existing futsal team to form the new side, which as of September this year will compete in the FA National League Midlands Division Two.

Having had an involvement with the U’s Futsal Scholarship programme in recent months, which will now offer a direct pathway into the men’s futsal side, Luke Chadwick has become the U’s star attraction by committing to feature for the side next season.

Ahead of the start of the campaign, an exciting series of pre-season fixtures have been planned on 5th and 6th September hosted by Cambridge University, and are free to attend for all participants of the Cambridge United Soccer Schools taking place across the region this summer!

Pre-season fixtures:

Cambridge United vs Asti Calcio  
Saturday 5th September
Kick-off – 6.30pm

Cambridge United vs Cambridge All stars
Sunday 6th September
Kick-off – 10.30am

Asti Calcio 5 vs Baku United
Sunday 6th September
Kick-Off - 12.15pm

Details regarding ticket prices and how fans can attend these fixtures will be announced in due course on Cambridge-United.co.uk.

Futsal is one of the fastest growing indoor sports in the world and the only form of small-sided football that is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. A five-a-side game with up to nine substitutes permitted, the game is played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a smaller ball with a reduced bounce.

Delighted to have overseen the club’s increased involvement with the sport, Cambridge United Futsal Development Officer Ross Brooks commented: “We're delighted to form a partnership with what was Cambridge Futsal Club for next season, and it's going to be fantastic for Cambridgeshire to have Jose Lima, Ruggero Ferretti & Luis Mendonca overseeing our Cambridge United FC Mens Senior Futsal Team in the National League. 

“Luke Chadwick not only states the intent for next season, but how seriously as a club we're going to be taking Futsal moving forwards. 

“With our Futsal Scholarship Programme at CRC for 16-18 year olds, and Futsal schools for 12-16 year olds, we're looking to offer opportunities to young players to progress and develop into playing for the U's in Futsal".

The full fixture list including for the forthcoming National League season is available on the following link, with Cambridge United fans urged to head across to the University to support the new U’s side.

If you would like find out more about the club’s Futsal Scholarship programme please click here.

Following popular demand nine futsal schools have been added to the busy summer schedule, in addition to the Cambridge United Soccer Schools taking place across the region. Whilst open access futsal centres will also be available in ten week blocks from September for children aged between 12 and 16-years old. 

Head to www.CUYD.co.uk to register today. 


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