Edinburgh University (UK)エディンバラ大学(イギリス)
How would you describe your team?
We currently have 28 full members of the Futsal Club. The club is comprised solely of University of Edinburgh students, and are separated into three teams; 1’s, 2’s and 3’s. The Futsal Club was initiated by myself in 2015. I was shown the world of futsal by a friend in a local league, and decided the university should participate. I spoke to a few of my friends from a footballing background and took on their enthusiasm and entered two teams into the local league, as well as the university league.
In our first season, we finished second in the university league, and 5th in the local league. By showing the students the game, interest grew to a sufficient standard where we were able to hold a taster-day/ trials session in September 2016. Over 60 players turned up across two sessions, and from these, we were able to select a third team to represent the university in the localized league.
What does your training routine look like?
Unfortunately we do not have a set training routine at the moment. The reason for this is simply funding. As we are a new club, we are totally self-funded for our first two years. This limits our options in what we are able to provide to our players. Not wanting to set membership fees too high, I instead opted to cut back on training to ensure we were able to play as many games as possible throughout the academic year
When we have the opportunity to train, we tend to focus on tactics, shape and set pieces. All of our members have played football to a certain standard, and have not played much futsal. Our aim is to teach the students how to play futsal, maintaining shape, how to counterattack, and how to control the game. By focusing on movement and tactics, we are able to develop their abilities much quicker than focusing on technique and other such fundamentals, which can be improved on the football field.
What about tournaments and matches?
Scottish Futsal League Edinburgh; 5th Place British University College Sport (BUCS) League; 2nd Place BUCS Trophy; 3rd Round 2016/17
EH Futsal League; 1st (1’s), 2nd (2’s), 6th (3’s) BUCS League; 1st (1’s), 2nd (2’s) BUCS Trophy; 2’s 1st round
※Interviewee: Anton Breen, Futsal Club President
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