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Formed in 2007, Carlisle Futsal Club is one of Englands oldest & most established Futsal clubs.

2007-2012
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Long before Carlisle Futsal Club was officially formed there was a Carlisle Futsal mens team who competed in the FA Futsal Cup and also took part in the Teeside University annual Futsal competition. The year was 2007. The team was little more than a group of friends playing for fun. The teams goalkeeper was 58 years old! Needless to say they did not fare too well in either competition and with no competitive playing opportunities in Cumbria the team folded shortly after. However this was an important period in our Clubs history as those involved would use this experience to go on to form the Club you know and love today.
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INCORPORATED

Carlisle Futsal Club is officially founded by Al Tindall in September 2012 forming a steering group made up of Liam Jackson, Melissa Clarke and Jonny Fraser. The then England Goalkeeping Coach Tony Elliott, who lived locally, makes contact offering full support.

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ACADEMY FORMS

February 2013 Jon Reay, Carl Bateson, Darren Gaffney and Ste Doran join the workforce as the Club launches its first Academy session taking place outdoors on the tennis courts at Bitts Park for ages 3-6. Needless to say it wasn’t long before the Club secured an indoor venue!

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YOUTH GLORY

By 2015 our academy programme had gone from strength to strength with teams at u4 all the way through to u16. The U10s won the North West regional round of the FA Youth Futsal Cup beating teams from Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria. The first sign our academy was developing great Futsal players.

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UNBEATEN 2015

A disastrous first half to the mens debut National League season (2014/15) resulted in a reshape of the squad ahead of the transfe deadline. It worked and the Club went on to finish 3rd in the league and unbeaten for the rest of the season. The season climaxed in an enthralling victory over league champions FS Derby at a sold out Sands Centre Arena.

2012-2015
INCREDIBLE SUCCESS

The Club embarks on a 3 year plan to play at the highest level of domestic Futsal in the mens FA Futsal Super League with the FA stating the top Clubs will be taken into a televised league format by the 2017/18 season. This is achieved 12 months ahead of schedule with the Club hiring Frank Chiarella and Chris Hodgson to lead the squad.
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2016-NOW
NEW ERA

The 2015/16 season was turbulent. The FA did a dramatic u-turn on their commitment to Futsal leaving the state of the sport in England in limbo. Our Club decided this uncertainty, coupled with the huge commitment required to support a team competing nationally, meant a new strategy was required for long term sustainability. So after 2 games of the season the mens team resigned from the FA Super League. Since then we have been working through a 10 year plan of organic growth with huge success.......and the story continues.
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NEW COACHES

The Clubs operations are delivered by our dedicated team of coach volunteers. Our workforce has grown 220% since 2015 with over 20 coaches now involved with volunteering for our Club.

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TRIPS ABROAD

Providing our players with the best Futsal education means providing incredible inspiration experiences. In Dec 2017 our 2008 squad competed in the World Futsal Cup in Spain against the likes of Barcelona (Esp), Santos (Bra) and CIty Futsal (USA),

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EXPANSION

We want to make sure a pathway to elite Futsal exists for the most gifted players in the region so in 2018 we opened our West Cumbria Performance Centre and in 2019 we launched our South Cumbria Performance Centre.

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MEN RETURN

In 2019 we relaunched our mens team. We are proud to say we once again compete in the National Futsal League and the FA Futsal Cup and are providing a pathway to the top for all of our Academy graduates.

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ABOUT CARLISLE FUTSAL

Carlisle Futsal Club is an English futsal club, based in North Cumbria. We feature one of the most prominent and established youth futsal academies in Great Britain.

Our mission is to create a Club that the people of Carlisle can be proud of.

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