How long is a match?
Two halves of 20 minutes played in real time. The clock is stopped for any stoppage, so each half can take longer than 20 minutes. Each half usually lasts around 30 minutes. The half time break is 15 minutes, and there is always injury/additional time to add on. Each team can have one time out in each half lasting one minute.
How many players take part?
The teams have five players. One goalkeeper and up to a 12 man squad.
He is allowed to leave his area.
Each match has three referees.
The ball is size four with 30% reduced bounce.
Four second rule?
When a match is restarted, a team has only four seconds to restart the action. If the ball goes out of play, play must be restarted with a kick-in, not a throw.
All the squad players can be used and rotated throughout the match. There i no time limit for how long each player can feature.
Is there food available?
Yes, there is a kiosk outside the centre on match days and alos vending machines within the sports facility.
About Cambridge United Futsal
Cambridge United are proud to boast a first team currently competing at the highest level of Futsal in the country, the FA National Super League.
Since merging with Cambridge Futsal Club back in May 2015, the U's Futsal outfit have gone from strength to strength, successfully achieving promotion from Midlands Division Two during in a title winning debut season playing in Black and Amber which also saw United reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup was just the beginning of what has been a remarkable journey.
The following season was one of learning, with United now in the National Futsal Super League North, the difference in the quality of opposition was evident, but with a squad of very young English and more experienced overseas players the U’s secured fourth spot and importantly a place in the following season’s brand new National Futsal Super League.
The 2017/18 season was simply epic for Cambridge United FC Futsal! Despite a slow start to their campaign midway through the season the U’s went on an incredible unbeaten run , during which they became the first team to take points from Reading Escolla who would go on to win the title and claim a place in the Futsal Champion’s League. The unbeaten run was the basis for an incredible 3rd place finish.
To be the third best futsal team in England after only three seasons meant United were one of the teams tipped for glory in 2018/19, but with a number of players departing the U’s new look squad took their time to gel, but gel they did and putting behind them a poor league campaign United sought success in the FA Cup. For the U’s fans and players, the three matches in three days over the May bank holiday weekend at St George’s Park will be something none of them will forget. Going into the weekend as underdogs from the off United beat both Sussex Futsal Club and the University of Nottingham in the quarter-final and semi-final respectively, both games being tight and the semi-final going into extra time. However, waiting for the U’s in the final was the team of the season, with a 100% record and with a bye in the quarter-final round a fresh and determined London Helvecia broke United hearts as they secured a League and Cup double. However, from a poor start the U’s had gone on to become FA Cup runners-up and win over the hearts of many in the futsal community.
In 2019/20 United will compete in the National Futsal League Premiership North. This allows United to continue to play their home matches in Cambridge at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre. Matches are usually played on Sundays at 3pm and entry is free for everybody. For all up to date information on the U’s futsal team search #CUFCFutsal across social media platforms.