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Futsal Academy

Do you have 4 GCSEs A-C and want to play in a competitive Futsal environment representing Southend United?

Are you 16-18 years and want to study Sport while training?

Southend United can offer you the opportunity to complete a BTEC at Level 2 or 3 in Sport, whilst training twice a week with a UEFA B level coach and playing competitively in a Futsal league.

Futsal is a small sided game of football played indoors that improves ball manipulation, control and reaction. It’s played at a high tempo and takes the athletes to their highest performance boundaries. Players that started through Futsal include Messi, Ronaldo and Pele.

The BTEC courses cover units such as:

Anatomy and Physiology

Fitness testing and Training



Technical Skills

Sports coaching

Training is held twice a week, and covers all professional aspects which will help you to improve your fitness and technique in a Futsal specific environment or 11-a-side football environment.

Futsal league games are fortnightly, and held at Barking Sporthouse (Transport is provided), against other teams such as Chelsea, Norwich City, Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion, while friendly games or additional training fills the off weeks.

The BTEC course lasts 1 year at Level 2, and 2 years at Level 3, although options to accredit after 1 year are available.

For more information please contact the Education team on 01702 341351, e-mail us on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit

If you wish to apply for the Futsal Academy online please click here