Sporting Club Southend are looking to make notable progress when they take on National Tier 1 side Manchester on Sunday afternoon in an eagerly anticipated NFL/NfS National Cup tie at the Garon Park Leisure Centre.
The South-East Essex National Futsal Series outfit competes in the second tier and boasts an impressive academy catering for almost one hundred children and women and disability teams.
Futsal origins date back to Montevideo, Uruguay in the 1930s. It’s an indoor sport that allows players to develop skills such as passing, dribbling and thinking quickly in tight spaces. Footballing legends, Messi and Ronaldinho played futsal at a young age.
Sporting Club Southend saw off Loughborough Futsal Club to reach the last sixteen stage. Sunday’s clash with Manchester kicks off at 3:15pm. Admission is £5. Academy players are admitted free along with one parent.