The Garforth Junior Football League has teamed up with Futsal UK to provide indoor football during the winter months for our Under 7 and Under 8 teams. Just over 1,050 six and seven year olds will benefit from this partnership, ensuring that they can play football in the winter months, in a dry, safe and enjoyable environment.
The current arrangement will see just the two age groups at the centre as a trial season in order for the GJFL and Futsal to look at future options. We hope to extend up to our 2016/17 Under 10’s and based on this year’s figures it would provide a possible solution to the question of “How do we provide football in the winter months” for 2,500 six to nine ten year olds.
We have had some great feedback, including ones that would improve the experience for our players, some are shown below:
Ged P: "Good experience for the players who hadn’t played indoor before, it’s a much faster game and good practice for the players. The players enjoyed it and we think the fact that we weren’t weather dependent was a nice change for the parents"
John B: "Yesterday (at Futsal) went very well, our players really enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to future games"
Martin U – "The kids enjoyed playing and were very excited at all of the parents watching. Great facilities down at Futsal. Looking forward to the next one"
As mentioned, we did receive other constructive feedback for improvement which will be assessed and implemented where possible to ensure that our sessions get better and better as we go along.
The GJFL would like to thank all of the players, parents and coaches for their impeccable behaviour and attitude at these sessions. Thank you and well done.
GJFL Head of Development