ABOUT THE CLUB
Recently nicknamed “The Bees”, Cambridge Futsal Club was established in 2013 by a group of overseas futsal enthusiasts who were working or studying in the city.
Futsal had, of course, been well established, in Spain, Portugal and Italy in particular. Together they built a team which could compete together and they established themselves well, under the coaching umbrella of Luis Mendonca, a Portuguese who had achieved excellent coaching and playing skills.
Within a couple of years, the club attracted the attention of the local League football club, Cambridge United who, with long vision, believed that the future of futsal was bright. They provided the support and the structure, which facilitated competition on a wider scale, enabling the futsal club to develop.
Nevertheless, a change of ownership, day-to-day management and business plan, led Cambridge United FC to retreat from futsal and by the end of the 2019/2020 they had withdrawn completely.
Initially this came as a blow for everyone involved with futsal in Cambridge, especially as we had become one of the most recognised and respected English futsal clubs with a proud record of achievements and a club that had already progressed the development of a number of young English players to a level where they were called to partake in various England national teams programs.
Yet...our experienced group of volunteers previously running Cambridge United FC Futsal have now joined forces with the youth section at Cambridge Futsal Club to form an independent, sustainable and inclusive club focussed on futsal as a sport in its own right and to promote futsal to the wider community in and around Cambridge.
Our goal is simple, to get as many people playing and supporting futsal in and around Cambridge as possible. Our successful men’s team will continue to play at national level, and we look forward to welcoming our brilliantly enthusiastic and ever-increasing supporters back to the University Sports Centre once our new season begins. OurAcademy will continue to offer futsal to young players across the region, providing educational and fun sessions enabling young children of all ages and genders to fulfil their potential, but now with the added incentive to play futsal at the highest level by representing their own senior teams.
Over the last seven years a foundation for futsal has been soundly built in Cambridge and now more than ever before we are positioned to bring this most exciting of sports to all the people of the UK’s most vibrant city. #ThisIsFutsal #WeAreCambridge
List of accomplishments:
2015/2016 Midlands Division 2 Champions,
2015/2016 Division 2 Playoff Winners
2015/2016 Futsal FA Cup semi-finalists,
2016/2017 F A Super League North,
2017/2019 F A National Super League,
2019/2020 NFL Premiership North,
2018/2019 Futsal F A Cup Finalists (Runners-Up)