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COMMITTEE

If you're interested in joining the committee in any capacity, please contact: info@cambridgefutsal.club

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Chris Horton

Chair & Safeguarding/Welfare Officer, 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 74 years old, 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.

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Colin Baker

Head of Youth Operations

Coaching futsal for 5 years, Colin was an absolute blessing for our club with an injection of professionalism and enthusiasm that revitalized our youth system, lifting it from the ground floor to absolutely astonishing numbers of participation in a short period of time. Nevertheless, Colin does not rest on his achievements and still has big  plans for our youngsters.

Colin initially coached Swavesey Spartans, then Cambridge Futsal Club Academy for 3 years. 

Occupation VP of engineering at Silicon Microgravity Ltd.

Luís Mendonça

Head Coach

Luis was a former futsal player and young coach when moved to England in 2014 for professional reasons, and reluctantly accepted the request to coach a local group of players that later shocked everyone by making it to the semi finals of the FA Cup on their first year competing at a national level.

Master in high performance training (Futsal) by the University of Porto (Portugal) and author of 2 published futsal books, Luis is is frequently involved in the FA Futsal coaching development program in the capacity of futsal mentor and futsal tutor (Futsal Level 1, 2 and UEFA B).

Luis works full time as a PE teacher in a local AP school in Cambridge.

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Sharron Lawrence 

Club Secretary

Sharron is the club secretary for Cambridge Futsal Club. She has been involved in football/Futsal since 2012 due to her youngest, and first son wanting to play football. She started out just helping while Addi's dad, Bob coached the team, then Sharron went on to do her football and futsal coaching badges. 

 

Sharron has been club secretary to a large youth football club in Colchester, and Sporting Club Southend(futsal). Where her son played youth futsal for a few years. Sharron has also been a club welfare officer and youth league secretary. 

 

Apart from that, she's a mum of 5, and a nan to 5. She has always worked in the care sector and as SEN LSA and classroom LSA, in primary schools. 

 

She's passionate about sports, especially futsal, and opportunities for more youth players to get involved, make new friends and be part of the Cambridge Futsal Family. Hopefully, the youth players will progress through to the men's team and our new woman's team, who start their first season 22/23. 

 

Sharron is unable to work due to health reasons, so can fit club work round her health on a voluntary basis. She's a loyal fan and attends as many home games as possible. Her son plays for the men's 1st team.