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Cambridge Futsal Club


If you're interested in joining the committee in any capacity, please contact:

Cambridge Futsal Club

Chris Horton

Chair & Media/Marketing

Chris is an FA Level 1 football and futsal coach. He is also the MC & Match Event Co-Ordinator for Cambridge Futsal Club. In parallel, Chris voluntarily runs a Friday Night adult recreational futsal session at Chesterton Sports Centre for men and women in Cambridge. Chris currently works part-time driving a school minibus for a Cambridge-based private school after retiring from the Police (Sergeant) with 26 years of exemplary service in his local force. His greatest achievement is arguably having appeared on Blue Peter (as well as many other things which he will bore you about if you have the time!).

Chris is known on Twitter as @HippyHammer (in homage to his beloved West Ham United, having lived in Canning Town as a child in the late 60/70’s). He is not afraid to speak his mind or offer an opinion, ideas or suggestions without fear or favour.  Until recently he was the Welfare Officer & a Director of the National Futsal League CIC (now LNFS England) but retired from this post to help concentrate on growing interest & participation in futsal in Cambridgeshire via his Chairmanship of Cambridge Futsal Club. He is committed to developing an open, inclusive, enjoyable and member-led & supported local futsal club with close links to the community & businesses it serves. Chris is most interested in continuously working to grow the popularity of the game of futsal across England.   

David Charters

Club Treasurer

David is our Treasurer and an active committee member. Now in his mid-70s, he had a career in the financial world, first in international banking, then stockbroking and, finally as Managing Director of a Financial Research company, fund management and as an Investment Director of a merchant bank. David is the author of a best-selling business book “Charters on Charting” ( first published 1995) which remains an industry standard today. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Technical Analysts.

Cambridge Futsal Club
Cambridge Futsal Club

George Ball

Head Coach

George has been a football coach for the last 10 years and is very passionate about it. He’s always looking for ways to improve players and himself, this is on the court but off it as well.

He is currently working towards his UEFA B license. 

He is a full-time coach, working at local schools and football clubs e.g. Ipswich Town FC

He is excited to see what the futsal season has to offer and will give 100% for the team and the fans.

Erol Opal

Women's Coach

Erol is a level 2 qualified Futsal coach and coaches the Cambridge Futsal Club Women's team and helps out with the academy. He has been involved in Futsal since 2018 and officially joined the club in 2022.
Erol most enjoys the intensity and the pace of the game and although he is now the wrong side of 40 he still loves to play as often as he can, injuries permitting.

In his professional life Erol makes computer games and interactive experiences at his company Hologram Software LTD.  

Cambridge Futsal Club
Cambridge Futsal Club

Rich Knight

Vice Chair & Academy Lead

Rich is our Vice Chair & Youth team coach and Academy lead. Currently working with the U11/U12/U13 age groups.


He coached grassroots at Isleham Utd in both the adult & youth sections.


He’s a big West Ham fan (like our Chair, Chris the “Hippy Hammer” on Twitter/X!) and states “they are massive everywhere they go!!!”


When not involved in coaching he is in training for his next Hyrox event (apparently!).


He runs his own sports injury clinic in Soham, Cambs.

Paris Brixey

Women’s First Team Manager

Paris is our women's manager and player. She was founder of the women's team in 2022 after playing futsal socially but wanting to progress & play competitively herself.

 Paris has always coached and played football since she was young but has since found a passion for the futsal game due to its high intensity and speed of play. 

Professionally, Paris works as a paediatric physiotherapist. 

Cambridge Futsal Club
Cambridge Futsal Club

Emma Knight

Welfare & Safeguarding Officer 

My name is Emma & my job is to promote wellbeing and safeguarding in local schools.
On the sports front, I'm an avid Liverpool fan. I grew up in a scouse household and was very lucky to go to games regularly with my Dad. 

I also take great pride in watching my son, Max, pursue his futsal journey.  It's been incredible watching him grow and develop his skills in this exciting sport.

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