England Futsal are delighted to announce the launch of the England Futsal National Youth Cup for the 2023/24 season; this competition builds on the foundations built by The FA Pokémon Youth Cup in previous years.
At the heart of our competition is the participant experience and being able to enjoy Futsal in a safe & fun environment appropriate to age & stage. We have designed the events following consultation with stakeholders including previous & aspirational competition entrants.
Each age group will run a competition for the boys/mixed and girl’s pathway’s respectively, and all competitions are open to all clubs and schools that are affiliated for the 2023/24 season.
Entries for the U14s & 16s age groups are open now and will close at midnight, Sunday 14th January 2024. Entry is just £40 per team along with upfront player registration fees covering the first 8 players of a team (subsequent additional players can be added free of charge).
Details on the format for each category can be found below:
Launching early in the new year, we will be hosting 8 regional standalone Futsal festivals around the Country between February and June, focusing on a high fun, low pressure introduction to playing futsal in a tournament environment.
Recognising that many entrants will also play regular football, we are working with league/school calendars when selecting dates.
More information will be published when the competitions for these age groups are opened for entry in the new year, if you have not already signed up for information about the competition please do so by completing the form below and when ready we will send updates directly to your inbox!
The Under 14’s age group will participate in a National competition, beginning with local qualifiers and passing through regional rounds on the way to national semi-finals and the Grand Final.
We are working with local delivery organisations in every county to deliver the local qualifying events in line with a set of National Experience Standards (NES) to standardise the participant experience across England. These can be found here: Under 14s – National Experience Standards. The NES will upgrade as teams progress through the competition. Local qualifiers will run between January & March with exact dates confirmed with competition entrants prior to the Festive break.
Winners of these will proceed to one of 4 regional rounds during April. Which local qualifiers are associated to each Regional Event and the dates of these can be found here: EFYC U14 Regional Groups. We will confirm venues with entrants prior to the Festive break to allow for planning should the be successful in their Local Qualifiers.
The 4 Regional winners will progress to a semi-final round over the weekend of 25th & 26th May 2024 embedded in the Cup Finals weekend of the NFS & NFL. 2 teams will progress from this round to the Grand Final embedded with the NFS & NFL Grand Weekend of the 1st & 2nd June 2024 showcasing all of the best futsal talent from U14 to adult in front of a ticketed crowd and the TV cameras.
You can enter the Under 14’s competition by clicking here.
The Under 16’s age group will participate in a National competition, beginning with knock outs hosted by a home team and leading to national semi-finals and the Grand Final. The semi-finals will be played over the weekend of 25th & 26th May 2024 embedded in the Cup Finals weekend of the NFS & NFL. 2 teams will progress from this round to the Grand Final embedded within the Grand Finals weekend of the NFS & NFL over the weekend of 1st & 2nd June 2024 showcasing all of the best futsal talent from U14 to adult in front of a ticketed crowd and the TV cameras!
Played to full Futsal Laws of the Game (stop clock and full Futsal court markings) on at least a 30m x 15m court, early rounds will be regionalised, with the first team drawn out of the hat hosting the fixture. Home teams will receive an official match ball for use in their cup fixture.
The draw and window for each round to be played will be released week commencing 15th January 2024.
You can enter the Under 16’s competition by clicking here.
If anyone has any questions relating to the England Futsal National Youth Cup, please contact our National Leagues & Competitions Manager, Chris Parkin – email@example.com
* – Entry & Registration Fees are non-refundable once paid, unless the competition for an unforeseen reason does not run and then they will be refunded.